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[META] How do you cope with your Badge lust?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 28, 2011 at 12:57 PM

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check to see which badges I might be able to get today.

I yearn for the reputation needed to flag a post, not caring if it's offensive or not. I have no idea what a rollback is, but I want it more than a bear claw. I even read old threads with the hopes of getting a Necromancer badge.

How do you deal with your badge cravings? I'm almost to the point of creating dummy accounts to fulfill my needs. This is certainly raising my cortisol and causing inflammation. Help!

Hello, I'm Alfredo, and I'm a badgeaholic.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 20, 2011
at 12:20 PM

Yay! I got the fanatic badge! I'm free!

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(5639)

on November 10, 2011
at 05:02 AM

I'm ALWAYS looking at PH. It's pathological. I can't believe I don't have the Fanatic badge yet. :(

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Help me get a total of 3 upvotes and I will delete this to get the Disciplined badge!

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:29 PM

I got a smartphone and unlimited internet plan for my phone so I can get the Fanatic Badge!!!

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 09:44 PM

thank you Sir!!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on November 09, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Totally up voted for Bacon

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(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I don't think they're entirely misleading. They definitely let us know who spends way too much time on PaleoHacks, don't you think? Hint: Me.

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(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Done and done...

Medium avatar

(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 03:48 PM

There oughtta be some sort of counter for number of consecutive days logged in...

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 09:38 AM

Welcome to the club, I seriously need a psychiatrist!

499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

(683)

on November 09, 2011
at 07:58 AM

But this *is* his hobby!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 05, 2011
at 02:21 PM

A 24h fast? No way! At least, not until the Fanatic badge.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on June 03, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Bacon, woo hoo!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2011
at 11:47 PM

I love bacon!!!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2011
at 11:40 PM

you should create a paleo video game

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on May 03, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Flagged for hate speech. Or were you just after the negative points?

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on May 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

I hit it 1... For science! 1 the favorite button.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on May 01, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Aw, yay for you. :) * makes you a bacon cake * ... I just made that up ...

Medium avatar

(5639)

on May 01, 2011
at 02:42 AM

Hmmm...I just got the enthusiast badge. Woo!

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 30, 2011
at 06:33 PM

@Alfredo, shameless post, but a good summary nonetheless: +1 (unless you would actually prefer -1)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 30, 2011
at 05:14 PM

One downvote is never enough!

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:23 PM

Only because you asked nicely and said "please".

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:23 AM

Ed- I'll try to remember that. I don't normally downvote, but if I see someone at -2, I'll consider it. :-D

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:21 AM

*lol* I remember whipping out my phone and trying to sign in over New Years while at my in-laws because I was 2 weeks into the 30 day Enthusiast badge. I haven't gone for Fanatic yet- I love this site, but 100 days in a row? Eep. I know I'd miss day 98 or something!

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

@Brad, click on the "Badges" link at the top of the page. It explains all the badges and how to earn them. If you have a post that nets -3 votes or worse, you can delete it and earn the "Peer Pressure" badge.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on April 28, 2011
at 09:54 PM

I think this could / should become the question that earns that badge!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Oh my goodness. I'm trying to imagine the nature of a question that would be favorited 100 times. Maybe if Robb Wolf posted a hack like this: "I'm not paleo any more. Would you like to know why?"

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

@Kamal: This one: "● Stellar Question Question favorited by 100 users." We might some day get to the point where a question or answer gets voted up 100 times. But *favorited* 100 times? No way.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:09 PM

What is the most elusive badge/pokemon?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:06 PM

yah plus the last badge I got was Necromancer on April 21. But that question with 13 upvotes was asked on April 21 and my 'recent' does not show any more badges after that.... spooky twilight zone stuff right there Paul. lol.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I expect that any day now I'll be joining the illustrious company of Ed as one of only two with the Strunk and White badge. Patience, patience.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Nice edit -- strangely enough I was just looking to see what you meant. Right, you have 6 questions greater than or equal to 10 but only 5 nice question badges. Who knows.

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I don't understand a word you just said.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Thanks Ed! The rush is amazing.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Sometimes when I have a post sitting at -1 or -2 I hope for more downvotes just so I can get "Peer Pressure."

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:09 PM

@Alfredo, here's two quick badges for you: first, edit the text of your question (Editor). Then come back later and change it back to the first version (rollback = Cleanup).

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 28, 2011
at 04:45 PM

Not me though..

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 28, 2011
at 04:44 PM

I don't think you're alone in this pursuit...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 01:05 PM

I won't take offense-- I assume you're going for Peer Pressure. Good luck!

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on May 01, 2011
at 08:00 PM

I try to be a clear communicator, sharing useful or fun things I have learned.

If you like it, I get rep and badges...

That and make a post about sex that is funny without being too crude, and many points and views will be yours.

Or you can point whore like this....

'HEY! Click on my up arrow if you LIKE BACON!!!!'

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2011
at 11:47 PM

I love bacon!!!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on June 03, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Bacon, woo hoo!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on November 09, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Totally up voted for Bacon

8
A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

on May 01, 2011
at 12:11 AM

Try IFing, I've heard it works well with various cravings :) Maybe try only 4h window for PaleoHacks? You may even get to a 24h fast every few days. Then a feast for an hour. and so on :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 05, 2011
at 02:21 PM

A 24h fast? No way! At least, not until the Fanatic badge.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 20, 2011
at 12:20 PM

Yay! I got the fanatic badge! I'm free!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on April 28, 2011
at 01:56 PM

I confess, I had silver badge lust- I made a concerted effort to visit every day for 30 days. I feel much better now!

4
74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on May 01, 2011
at 12:38 AM

I don't cope well with badge-lust. That's why, when it's late at night and my PH peers are sleeping, I sneak onto PH with a large club and clock unsuspecting PHers on the head. Usually a badge pops out of them, as well as a handful of small coins. I then collect their liberated badge and coins, and I've heard rumors that when I reach 100 coins filched, I'll get a 1-Up Badge, too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2011
at 11:40 PM

you should create a paleo video game

4
Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on April 28, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Well, maybe you need to get a hobby or something? That's a serious answer, not a snarky one.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

@Brad, click on the "Badges" link at the top of the page. It explains all the badges and how to earn them. If you have a post that nets -3 votes or worse, you can delete it and earn the "Peer Pressure" badge.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Sometimes when I have a post sitting at -1 or -2 I hope for more downvotes just so I can get "Peer Pressure."

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I don't understand a word you just said.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 01:05 PM

I won't take offense-- I assume you're going for Peer Pressure. Good luck!

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:23 AM

Ed- I'll try to remember that. I don't normally downvote, but if I see someone at -2, I'll consider it. :-D

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 30, 2011
at 05:14 PM

One downvote is never enough!

499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

(683)

on November 09, 2011
at 07:58 AM

But this *is* his hobby!

3
89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:34 AM

Paleohacks needs the honey-badge:

addictive like honey

fearless and hardworking like the honey badger

Now we need to think of a reason why you could earn this badge

3
2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:52 PM

could I have some votes for this answer, please?

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:23 PM

Only because you asked nicely and said "please".

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on May 01, 2011
at 01:25 AM

I'm pretty bummed. I'm pretty sure I've been visiting the site every day since I joined, and yet I don't have the enthusiast badge. How could I have missed a day?! I'm so disappointed in myself.

EDIT: I think I'm less of a person because I don't have the fanatic badge. I must always miss one day, right before I make it to 100. I'm sure at 97, I accidentally miss a day.... :(

Medium avatar

(5639)

on May 01, 2011
at 02:42 AM

Hmmm...I just got the enthusiast badge. Woo!

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on May 01, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Aw, yay for you. :) * makes you a bacon cake * ... I just made that up ...

Medium avatar

(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 03:48 PM

There oughtta be some sort of counter for number of consecutive days logged in...

Medium avatar

(5639)

on November 10, 2011
at 05:02 AM

I'm ALWAYS looking at PH. It's pathological. I can't believe I don't have the Fanatic badge yet. :(

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:29 PM

I got a smartphone and unlimited internet plan for my phone so I can get the Fanatic Badge!!!

2
345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on April 28, 2011
at 09:27 PM

nice to see a silly post! is there a silly badge? you have my vote

2
76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:45 PM

I stress out if I forget to visit the site one day. You will be mine soon, Fanatic badge.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:21 AM

*lol* I remember whipping out my phone and trying to sign in over New Years while at my in-laws because I was 2 weeks into the 30 day Enthusiast badge. I haven't gone for Fanatic yet- I love this site, but 100 days in a row? Eep. I know I'd miss day 98 or something!

1
95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on November 09, 2011
at 06:56 PM

I take a cold shower every morning.

1
Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on November 09, 2011
at 09:48 AM

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsdZKCh6RsU

1
B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on May 01, 2011
at 08:45 PM

I logged on just so I could up-vote and favorite this hack. Alfredo, only 95 more favorites to go! Come on now Paleohackers ... lets make one man's dream a reality ... :D

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on May 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

I hit it 1... For science! 1 the favorite button.

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 30, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I clearly can't deal with my own badge lust, but here's what I've learned from this thread:

Many of us don't understand the intense cravings that occur with badge lust. They suggest taking it easy and just enjoying badges as they come with time. They clearly have no idea.

The best way to get badges is to be a thoughtful contributor to the site.

It's probably not the best idea to troll for the Peer Pressure badge, but I'm sure it will one day be mine.

For a quick badge fix, edit your own post, wait five minutes, then edit it again, rolling it back to the previous version. Two badges! Hat tip to Ed.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11478)

on April 30, 2011
at 06:33 PM

@Alfredo, shameless post, but a good summary nonetheless: +1 (unless you would actually prefer -1)

1
Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:33 PM

I think all my badges came by accident. I just participate in PaleoHacks from all angles. Inquisition, knowledge sharing, topic prodding, encouragement, and a splash of humor. This site is a really great resource.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 28, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Nice edit -- strangely enough I was just looking to see what you meant. Right, you have 6 questions greater than or equal to 10 but only 5 nice question badges. Who knows.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 28, 2011
at 06:06 PM

yah plus the last badge I got was Necromancer on April 21. But that question with 13 upvotes was asked on April 21 and my 'recent' does not show any more badges after that.... spooky twilight zone stuff right there Paul. lol.

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on November 09, 2011
at 05:50 PM

I have a suspicion that badges do nothing to get us the right answer to our question, so I ignore them entirely.

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(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I don't think they're entirely misleading. They definitely let us know who spends way too much time on PaleoHacks, don't you think? Hint: Me.

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D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

on November 09, 2011
at 09:36 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/22103/do-you-bruise-anymore/71004#71004

Please upvote my answer so I can get a necromancer badge :)

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Help me get a total of 3 upvotes and I will delete this to get the Disciplined badge!

Medium avatar

(5639)

on November 09, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Done and done...

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 09:44 PM

thank you Sir!!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 03, 2011
at 04:23 PM

This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen on this site. Your question is bad and you should feed bad.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on May 03, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Flagged for hate speech. Or were you just after the negative points?

0
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 12:57 PM

I posted a question about it, trying to find a better way. Self learning is very important.

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D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

on November 09, 2011
at 09:34 AM

Please downvote this answer so I can get a peer pressure badge!

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