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It's an interesting suggestion, but as per the comments, what this would do is incentivise answerers to always edit every question they answered, with some edit, however minor. And that would encourage more bad behaviour than good behaviour.
So it's a nice idea, but doesn't quite achieve what it sets out to. Perhaps delving a bit more into what is trying to ...
We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes to drastically reduce the load on SQL Server. It now takes advantage of some pre-compute work we're doing to track badge progress in the profile.
However, I screwed up 2 queries, specifically the text names of the badges that prevent duplicate awarding. I was thinking to myself earlier "...
First of all, I second the request.
As for the name:
Since upvoting a tremendous amount of competing answers implies that the user actually cares about the question getting answered instead of just wanting to "score" himself, I suggest Team player.
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bronze; awarded once
Flag a post
Previously only awarded for flagging a post as spam or offensive; this was changed on Feb. 9, 2011 and applied retroactively
silver; awarded once
Raise 80 flags deemed helpful by moderators or the system
gold; awarded once
Raise 500 flags deemed ...
Following dupehammer spirit, it looks natural to give them 10-20 see details below extra close votes to bang in their tag. Note how this will also boost dupehammer holders power, allowing them to do their magic 10-20 more times a day.
Another option worth considering is to allow for 10-20 extra close reviews in their tag. Primary purpose of this is ...
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bronze; awarded once
Enter something in the “About Me” field of your user profile (source)
bronze; awarded multiple times
Visit an election page while an election is in progress
You must have the minimum reputation required to be able to vote in the election
You get the badge once per election, as ...
Well, look at the list and see which one seems easiest to you.
Fanatic: All you've got to do is visit the site for 100 days (although it's still eluded me for 2 years+)
Marshal: Raise 500 helpful flags
Copy Editor: Edit 500 posts
Electorate: Vote on 600 questions, and vote on at least one ...
So it's been over a year since I "asked" this question and I don't have any answers. I still don't use Stack Overflow (or any of the Stack Exchange sites), so I don't have any new positive data. But I do have some negative data (in the sense of not finding something I expected to find): I've not missed asking or answering programming questions on the ...
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bronze; awarded once; retired
As of June 2013, this badge is no longer awarded due to the FAQ being changed to the Help Center all across the network. Those who earned it previously get to keep it.
Visit every section of the FAQ
You may still see users being awarded the badge; those users get it by merging an older ...
I love this change. Because SE is not a social network and you have proven it - don't pull out excess info from users.
And because "It's a great introduction to the Badge system".
Except.. when I saw this badge appeared in the my profile (it was before I saw this post), I thought my account was hacked to fill profile fields :D.
You get the badge when you have at least 10 answers that has been accepted with a score of zero, and those answers make up at least 25% of all your accepted answers. For example, if you have 10 accepted answers with a score of zero, and 40 total accepted answers, then you get the badge.
Note that an answer with a score of zero is any answer that has a net ...
You only get 40 votes in a day if a sufficiently high ratio of your votes are on questions. If you vote on only answers, you'll run out after 30 votes.
The more questions you vote on, the more votes over 30 you'll get.
Bottom line: The Vox Populi badge requires you to vote on a lot of questions during the day you earn it.
I started writing the SQL to determine what posts would be eligible for this badge; it's horrible:
select p.id, p.owneruserid
from posts p
join posts q
on p.parentid = q.id
and p.owneruserid <> q.owneruserid
join posthistory ph
on p.parentid = ph.postid
and p.owneruserid = ph.userid
and p.creationdate between dateadd(hour, -12, ...
You now get an extra 10 votes a day but these can only be used on questions. So to get the Vox populi badge you will have to upvote at least 10 questions in addition to using the "normal" 30 votes.
See this blog post about voting for questions and the new 40 votes a day
I like this suggestion. I would really like to use this feature when making suggestions for new badges.
I have a few minor thoughts:
Don't force the syntax to only support existing badges.
The current markdown for tags allows for linking to tags which don't exist: excellent-suggestion-by-chris. My suspicion is that this is to minimize server load -- ie. ...
This is actually already in the works. The Announcer / Booster / Publicist triad will behave like other similar badge groups afterwards, e.g. Nice Answer / Good Answer / Great Answer or Notable Question / Famous Question. In particular:
The timeframe will not matter anymore. You still get the Famous Question badge if you need two years to pile up 10000 ...
I don't need to be given more opportunities to take the garbage out (e.g. more votes) but I would sure like to feel like I'm not working in vain.
In the queues, give priority to the the votes or flags cast by people who have silver badges (or higher) in one of the tags of the post. For instance, let's say I'm filtering close votes to only see those in ...
Fanatic is already probably the easiest gold badge you can get -- it's the only one that doesn't require active participation. Being able to earn 3/year while doing nothing devalues the other gold badges that require significant work to achieve
The criteria is... more complicated than original design. In order to keep the description under a paragraph or two, we purposely used vague wording. "Good question" in this context didn't mean the same thing as the "Good Question" badge.
By popular demand (and gnat's excellent suggestion) we are changing the wording to:
Asked a well-received question ...
This is something that we're actively considering (in fact, it came up quite long before this year's Winter Bash). It would definitely serve to reward people that do what's needed to get the gold badges, and keep going.
The 'secretness' of them solves the problem of implementing badges with higher criteria than gold, we don't publicly set very high goals ...
I've wondered about this, as I often look through user profiles, and their cross-site activity. Also since the question was asked, Stack Exchange now has tens of sites, not just three.
Here are some examples I've thought about;
Duathlete — gold medals across two sites
Triathlete — gold medals across three sites
Decathlete — gold medals awarded across ...
I disagree. Not all that should be downvoted should be closed, and vice versa.
A question can be very good, well put, well thought-out, but is off-topic, or not constructive.
A question can be valid, but badly formatted, or research wasn't applied to it ("RTFM questions which aren't duplicates"). There's no reason to close, only downvote.
I can understand why this ended up this way given per-site theming and not wanting to load the sprite sets for every site when loading any one site, but still this is very counter-intuitive and keeps coming up.
I propose making the badge icons in this particular menu where many site badges sit side by side just be the colored dots with no site-local sprites ...
Apparently, I'm now officially involved in Stack Exchange again. How did that happen?
You might remember that about a year ago I planned to participate on Philosophy and Gardening. It turns out that I don't have many questions about gardening as I only have a couple of windowsills, a balcony and a deck to work with. G.SE is a good site, but not about a ...
There is no centralized location or mechanism for checking badge progress. However, you can figure out your progress for some badges with a little legwork.
Strunk & White/Copy Editor
Visit the /review page and check the sidebar
Check the "Consecutive days" counter in your user profile
Clicking the consecutive days text brings up a ...
I think the Electorate badge is by far the easiest to earn. All you have to do is to vote on 600 questions. You have a max of 40 votes you can use in one day. So you could earn the Electorate badge in a mere 15 days.
On contrast the Fanatic badge takes 100 days to earn and takes some discipline to make sure that you visit the site every day. For me ...
A few quick notes, since there's some good discussion buried in comments here:
The primary goal here is to reward folks for doing something that benefits themselves as well as others, but which isn't immediately obvious. Think of any question you answer as being effectively the introduction to an instructional blog post you're writing: would spend time ...
Well, as it turns out, if you've got silver badges, you already have these abilities from rep alone.
On Stack Overflow:
5018 users have at least one silver tag badge
3120 of these have less than 20k reputation
1193 less than 10k
10 less than 5k
4 less than 4k
More than half the silver tag badge holders don't have the 20k privilege of editing tag wikis ...