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We already have a badge for question upvotes - personally, I think this "extended" badge would only be promoting undesirable behaviour. Specifically, it would encourage people who ask questions to not upvote or accept any answers until they get the badge. And I'm not sure what additional positive behaviour it would encourage that the upvote badges don't ...


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A badge for visiting x times per year, and reading an average of x articles per year would be OK It would encourage repeat visits and readership, which is VERY important, and is where new posters come from ("frequent listener, first time caller")


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I know that you're just joking, but in case anyone else reading this doesn't realize that... badges are supposed to reward behaviour that we want to encourage on the site. Lurking is definitely not one of those. You can refer to Meta Stack Overflow for the litany of badge requests that were declined for this very reason. New badges generally come about when ...


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