What are badges? ¶
Badges, badges, badges, and more badges! Much like reputation, badges are a way of rewarding community members for adding to the site. Every time someone completes a certain task, they are awarded a badge. A list of all badges can be found under the Badges tab on the Contribute page.
To view all of the information about a badge, including who has earned it and what the requirements are, simply click on the badge title.
Can anyone earn badges? ¶
Yep! Anyone can check out the Badges page and see what they need to do to earn a badge or two. However, only admins can view the Badge Manager page.
Badge Manager page, you say? What's that? ¶
The Badge Manager page is an administrative tool found in the Manage Index of the /Manage page. It allows admins to toggle badges on and off, depending on the situation. To disable a badge, simply click the "Disable" button. Once a badge is disabled, no one will be able to earn it until it is re-enabled. If you re-enable a badge, everyone who qualified for that badge while it was disabled will receive the badge.
All badges are arranged on this page, alphabetically, with related badges underneath each other. So for instance, the Ace of Answers badge is awarded to anyone who receives 200 reputation from Answers in one day. The related Master of Manuals badge, which is awarded to users who gain 200 reputation from Guides in one day, is located right below it.
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