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Does it matter that people “Game” Badges?

Lets be honest with ourselves does it really matter that people are gaming badges/rep? Surely if someone is so obsessed with rep that they are willing to go to any length to get it, that's their ...
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Awarding upvotes (giver/taker ratio)

I like the reputation model, humans are easy creatures and getting upvoted feels awesome. However I have noticed people on both Stackoverflow and Serverfault doing the following for points: Answer a ...
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Badge for asking questions

Hello, I've been(and still am) getting the best ever solutions to the questions I'm asking everyday at SO.The community is just more than great,I'm even advertising SO to my friends. The amount of ...
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Show the tag(s) for which a user earned Taxonomist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Is it possible to show what tag someone got the Taxonomist (and whatever other badges that are tag-related) badge for?
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Silver Populist Badge

Should there be a silver version of the Populist badge? I was thinking 10 upvotes for you; 5 for the accepted.
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Can you provide more feedback for the power editors?

I'm asking that we create some more badges to reflect the contribution that "power editors" make to the site. Currently we have only the one badge (which is non-repeatable), "Strunk & White". ...
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Badge suggestion: Unsung Hero (5 accepted answers with no votes)

This badge, which I'd nominate as a silver, would be awarded for every 5 accepted answers a user has with no votes. There should probably be a 24-hour window after acceptance before this badge is ...
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Badge progress reports

Is there a way to view your own progress towards certain badges? For example: Tumbleweed - What value constitutes low views for a week? Fanatic – Is there a way to view how many days in a row you ...
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Badge for winning your own bounty

This would probably be a difficult feat, but could we have a badge for winning your own bounty? Maybe something along the lines of "Self-Poacher". Would anyone even qualify for the badge right now?
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The Great Tagging Reorg and tag-based badges [closed]

How will the great tagging re-organisation (10k MSO rep required) affect you if you are working towards a specific tag-based badge, if at all?
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Are time zones considered when calculating the Enthusiast badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? Are users' local time zones are considered when calculating whether or not to award them the woot!/Enthusiast badge? ...
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Badge descriptions ambiguous

This may seem a little prudish, but as a new SO and MSO user, I found the badge descriptions a little less than fully intuitive. For all you old-timers, here's a privileged glimpse into the ...
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Bug: The Woot badge [closed]

I just received the Woot badge on SO, neat. But the strange thing is, I only visited the site once when I first noticed the badge. The requirement is to visit the site every day for 30 days, so how ...
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What counts as “creating” a tag, for Taxonomist? And what prevents gaming the badge?

The description for the Taxonomist badge is: "Created a tag used by 50 questions." This leads me to a few questions. Consider the following scenario: Alice creates a question that is tagged with ...
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Implement a recruiter badge

I try to spread the word on Stack Overflow awesomeness whenever I get a chance. How about providing a "Recruiter badge" which you obtain when you've managed to get XX (10, 50 or 100) number of people ...
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Congratulations, You Won “Enthusiast”…Err, Woot [closed]

I signed into SO today to find the magical orange-overseer alerting me that I've won a new badge called "Enthusiast." I was pretty excited, and rushed to my profile to check it out - well, there's "...
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List the questions/answers not the users that received a badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Jeff stated that a background process runs to figure out how many badges you should have. I can understand this design. It ...
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Please enhance the “Recently awarded to” badge page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge There has been some discussion recently about showing which question/answer has given you a badge. Jeff has already ...
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Is the Critic badge awarded prematurely

Take an account without the "Critic" badge, upvote a question, immediately downvote it, then immediately cancel the downvote, and you get the critic badge.
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Suggested improvements to badges index page

(Migrated from UserVoice) Currently, https://stackoverflow.com/badges shows the possible badges, number of total recipients, and brief descriptions. However, I have a few suggestions (mostly minor ...
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Check marks indicating obtained badges use unicode &#10004 symbol, not available for many users

In the /badges page for a logged-in user, there is a green check beside each badge that the user has obtained. This check is the unicode symbol &#10004, but for many users that will display as a ...
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No more bronze badges being awarded on SO?

For some time now, I've been noticing that, in the Recent Badges section of the right sidebar of stackoverflow.com, only silver badges are being shown. Is it a bug, or do we have no more users ...
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Please add trophies that get awarded to the user who has performed “best” based on a given set of conditions over a period of time

Just to add another layer of make-believe "awards" to the existing reputation and badges, I thought it might be interesting to have something that is transient, based on ranked performance over a ...
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How long does it take for badges to be awarded? How are they generated?

Do badges get calculated in real time, or do they get calculated by an external service? How long does it take for a badge to be awarded, once its requirements are met? Does Stack Overflow use any ...
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Encouraging people to improve questions (and be welcoming); and BADGE idea

A question yesterday by a new user was shot to absolute pieces. I reviewed it this morning as it had some "flags" against it... I was actually embarrassed at how the community treated this question (...
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Question of the month badge

It would be nice to have a question of the month badge, possibly the question that received most upvotes in the previous month. Similar badges may also exist for answers and different time periods.
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How do you earn the Enthusiast badge? [duplicate]

I thought I would have this badge by now, but perhaps I didn't visit the site one day. Or perhaps I don't understand the meaning of "visit". The description for this badge says "Visited the site each ...
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Please remove badges from “fun” questions

It's clear people vote on fun questions differently to "real" questions. Arguably this should even apply to programming-related CW questions too. This answer gets a gold Great Answer badge. Seriously? ...
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Platinum Badges

Should there be a new level of badges added above gold, ie Platinum badges? My reasoning is that two questions on SO (the programmer cartoons and jokes questions) have greater than 100k views, and ...
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Will the badges ever have a design to them instead of just having colors?

Right now there are simply the colors of Silver, Gold and Bronze to indicate the badges. I think there should be some sort of design like the Xbox 360 has for its achievements. You could still keep ...
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Will any badges ever be re-colored?

Is anyone thinking about changing the color of various SO badges based on the number of people who achieve them? Some examples as of today (1 July 2009): Disciplined (bronze) has been awarded 616 ...
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What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? [closed]

What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? Why is asking questions no one answers or looks at a desirable accomplishment?
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“Sidekick” badge

Assuming that the primary purpose of badges is to encourage contribution rather than discourage, perhaps we should have a Sidekick badge for those who have high-voted comments on, say, 50 or more ...
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A higher level Strunk & White badge? 1000 edits or such

I recently picked up a Strunk & White badge, which I am damn pleased with. It is a somewhat exclusive club with 354 badges thus far bestowed. It was earned mostly by cleaning up horribly ...
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“Disciplined” badge working?

616 people seem to have it, but I just met the stated conditions and remain badgeless and afraid. relevant post here if it matters (and you're allowed to view it)
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Why are badges sometimes not awarded?

I answered this question earlier. I was the only answer, it got 10+ votes, and it was accepted. I am pretty sure this is the requirement for the Enlightened badge. I have seen many awarded since so I ...
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Badge Proposal: The Heisman [closed]

When I was in grad school, we would say that one of our buddies got "The Heisman" when he was hitting on a girl and she overtly shot him down with the metaphorical stiff-arm denial. Just for fun, I ...
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New Badge: Quick-Draw

Quick-Draw: First to respond, and with accuracy. Imagine a couple gun-slingers in the west. Being the first to respond means nothing if you miss the mark. Being the first to respond, and hitting the ...
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Badge Proposal - *FacePalm* or “Doh!”

Although I have no doubt that this badge idea would get shot down, I find it amusing to think about. Questions and answers would be able to accumulate special votes (almost like flagging a post) ...
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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from Uservoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally posted by Jon ...
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meta specific Badge idea

I would love to see a Meta Badge that pegs you for having more rep on meta than on the main SO site. Talks about talking about code much more than asking or answering questions about code. Not sure ...
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Scores on tag specific badges

Here I have two suggestions on tag specific badges, To get tag specific badges you should get 400 or 1000 upvote on a specific tag. You can see how much score you did on a tag when you click on a tag,...
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What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?

The descriptions for the editing badges are: Editor: First edit Strunk & White: Edited 80 posts Copy Editor: Edited 500 posts Does "posts" include your own questions/answers, or are these ...
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What are/were the missing badges?

There's a page for each individual badge (eg. The Teacher Badge), which shows the description & the list of people who recently earned it. Given that the URL is based off the badge's Id, why are ...
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We should remove the “Badges” link from here [closed]

Since we don't have badges on this site.
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Is the taxonomist badge really needed?

From what I have observed it doesn't help identify a user who is any better at asking and answering but instead helps clutter the system with unnecessary alternative names for tags. These extra tags ...
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Reputation for Badges

Should some badges come with added reputation? For example: Civic Duty gives you +100 reputation. I'm not advocating reputation for every badge just a select few.
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Why are beta badges awarded at all?

This question reminded me of a big complaint I had and forgot to voice before. I happened to be busy when the SO Beta was happening and was unable to participate. When you posted that blog entry with ...
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Can the taxonomist badge be awarded more than once? [duplicate]

Can the taxonomist badge be awarded more than once? I would think so, but there are only 874 badges awarded and over 1500 tags that have been used 50+ times. The definition states "Created a tag ...