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Explore Our World of Badges & Influence the Next Addition! ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒŸ

Hey there, awesome DEV Community members!

Did you know we have an array of amazing badges that celebrate your achievements and contributions on DEV? Each badge tells a unique story and highlights your skills and passions.

From the prestigious "Top 7" and "One Year Club" badges, to the talent-driven "JavaScript," "Python," and "React" badges, our collection showcases the diverse skills and passions of our amazing members.

We're constantly retiring old badges and introducing new ones that reflect your interests and achievements.

Now, we want your input!

Which badge would you love to see next in our collection? It could be a badge that celebrates your favorite technology, highlights your proudest achievement on DEV, or represents a unique aspect of our community. Share your badge idea with us in the comments below. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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Rachel Fazio

I'm quite excited for more moderator badges!

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adriens

Good idea ;-p

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Michael Tharrington

Ooo yeah!! Really looking forward to these.

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adriens

Here are some ideas, badges for:

  • The one who made feature requests to DEV.to/forem GH repo
  • The best contrbutors on a specific badge (let' say opendata, or other thing that impacts wellbeing and commuity around the world)
  • For the one who used DEV.to to innovate... around DEV.to itself by using its API ... in toer words for people who use DEV.to as an innovation engine
  • For Followers milestones : 100, 1K, 2K, 5K,10K,...,
  • Followers scores : for the ones who gained : 1, 10, 100, 500 1K in a single month
  • AI related content

I'll keep thinking about what kind of new badges we could think about

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Chris Jarvis

I don't know about a follower badge, A cool thing about DEV is follower count is not on the profile. So you're not comparing follower count to others. But maybe a Milestone of published articles over some minimum limit
Star Wars day badge was fun, how bout other geek holidays? Pi Day? Hobbit Day (Sept 22)? For an article related to the theme.

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Michael Tharrington

I'd like to see a badge for those folks that report vulnerabilities. Thinking about all those folks listed at the bottom of the Security page here.

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Chris Jarvis

"Sharing is Caring" badge for the article with the most shares to other sites.

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Godot

I'd love to see more gamedev related badges. Such as Unity, Unreal, GameMaker, or Godot. ๐Ÿฑ

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Chantal

You would not believe it if l tell you that l haven't received any badge.

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Vincent A. Cicirello

Hi @chantal . I think you may just not have noticed where they show up. It looks like you have the 1, 2, and 4 week community wellness badges. You should see them on your profile page.

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Chantal

You're right @cicirello! I didn't know where to find them. Thanks for telling me, l have seen them now.

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Vincent A. Cicirello

You're welcome

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Erin A Olinick

Hi, @chantal ! If you still don't see what you're looking for after following advice from @cicirello (thank you!), please drop a line here and the DEV Community Team will look into it right away!

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Chantal

I have seen them @erinao. The thing is l didn't know where to look for them, so l thought l haven't received one. Otherwise, thank you.

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Chris Jarvis

@chantal You should have gotten a notification as you earned those badges. Clicked the bell and scroll back.
Also many of the badges are from posting content. I lurked for a long time before I was comfortable enough to post content, The community was real welcoming when I finally did post.

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Chantal

I have seen them @jarvisscript. Thank you!

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Max Lockwood

Community Ambassador ๐Ÿค Given to individuals who actively foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members.

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overFlow • Edited

I do not have a big idea.
But I think having a badge for doing something tangible would be awesome. Not for passive things like having followers. That is so 1980's.
Maybe badges for solving problems of sorts. For providing sponsorship to the site and or users. For growth and development. For positive contributions.

Maybe yo'll can make code themed competitions. and give badges for the best solutions. For various languages and or various frameworks. Or what sponsors are willing to offer.
Best web pages, best web apps etc,
best games, best tiny games for juniors etc. maybe give badges and or prizes and or merch.

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Robina • Edited

Here are a few more badge ideas that could add vibrancy and recognition to the DEV community:

Innovator's Code Badge ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ก
Awarded to members who pioneer innovative coding techniques, share groundbreaking projects, or contribute to cutting-edge technologies.

Bug Hunter Badge๐Ÿž๐Ÿ”
For those who actively participate in debugging discussions, contribute to issue resolutions, or submit impactful bug reports to enhance the platform's stability.

Community Connector Badge ๐Ÿค๐ŸŒ
Celebrates members who go above and beyond to connect with fellow DEVs, foster collaboration, and create a sense of unity within the community.

Coding Guru Badge ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘‘
Reserved for those whose code snippets, tutorials, or articles consistently receive high engagement and positive feedback, indicating their prowess in coding.

Open Source Champion Badge ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ†
Acknowledges members who make substantial contributions to open-source projects, either within or outside the DEV ecosystem.

Design Maestro Badge ๐ŸŽจโœจ
Recognizes individuals with exceptional design skills who contribute aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly designs to the community.

Meme Master Badge ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽญ
For members who bring humor and levity to the community through clever programming-related memes, creating a lighthearted atmosphere.

DEV Historian Badge ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ
Awarded to those who curate and share insightful historical perspectives, retrospectives, or articles about the evolution of programming languages, frameworks, or industry trends.

Lifelong Learner Badge ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ“
For individuals who consistently pursue learning opportunities on DEV, engage in educational discussions, and share their learning journeys with the community.

Accessibility Advocate Badge โ™ฟ๐ŸŒ
Recognizes members who actively promote and contribute to making DEV accessible to all, whether through code contributions, discussions, or educational content.

Feel free to mix, match, or modify these ideas to suit the unique culture and preferences of the DEV community! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ฌ

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Andy Delso • Edited

Is there a good new or first blog post one (checked and didn't see)?

How about something OSS related?

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Arowolo Ebine

Nice One

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Robson Grangeiro

Sorry but where these badges can saw?
I seach around the site and dont find.

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Chris Jarvis

They are on profile pages. Click a user's name and visit their profile to see their badges,

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Robson Grangeiro

Now i understand why cannot see the badges. They don't appear on mobile version of site. Only when i change to desktop version they are showing. Thanks!

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Pradumna Saraf

I would love to see a Open Scource and a DevOps badge.

And +1 moderator badges :)

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Henrik Forsberg

I would like to see badges for iOS and Swift.

And maybe also for first post and first comment to get people started?