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Asked: Aug 18 '11 at 13:49

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Last updated: Jan 04 '12 at 03:49

For example, "Great Answer" must be voted up 100 times, something I have never seen happen..(Maybe it has, but I doubt it...)...too many questions pop up too often for a really good question to garner much more than 6-8 votes before it is too low on the list to be seen. I can see how, in time- a very great long time-this may eventually happen to some answers on the site...but it has not yet...I think you have set the "Gold Bar" rather high! Won't you look into this, please?

Blessings, as usual, and again, Jai

asked Aug 18 '11 at 13:49

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edited Aug 19 '11 at 23:01

To quote IQ

Gold Badges are rare. You'll have to not only participate but be skilled and knowledgeable to earn these. They're something of an accomplishment!

Have you seen the price of gold these days???? hahaha


answered Aug 20 '11 at 03:08

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HaHaHa, ursixx. I still contend that the Gold Badges are mostly unattainable!

(Aug 20 '11 at 08:21) Jaianniah

I have never bothered much with the badges or voting.. I tried a while to earn some of the badges but I found some of them to be quite counter-productive (such as deleting your own answer/questiton with a score of 3 or more or flag down someone's answer etc)

Also even though some of you feel that the badges encourage people to participate more I think it is more of a double edged sword, as people who are just trying to get badges will just end up trying to post and post whenever they can and then eventually give up and disappear from the face of the website once they find out how difficult it actually is to earn those badges lol (as you can see from some users in the past).

Just my own opinion


answered Oct 03 '11 at 05:09

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Personally i really enjoy reading through the questions and answers on I.Q. ... often there are good answers that are helpful ... what is important are useful replies ... who answers and how many points/badges they have should be irrelevant so i try to make abstraction of it though having said this,it can be quite difficult ... there are a few individuals who have done a lot of brilliant work on I.Q. and i admire their work.


answered Oct 31 '11 at 03:39

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well i agree that some badge can be hard to get. example need +10 to -5 question. need that much more point etc. and the truth of the matter is that even if you give the question or answer that is the treasure in the field. how can people know it not many found the field so imagine the treasure. but i see the badge has a bonus you get them fine you don't it is not important. the question answer and comment are more important then the badge. experience and enjoy.


answered Nov 04 '11 at 20:39

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We don't have any control over features like this in the present software.


Since we now have the ability to alter these levels in the new software, the requirements for a number of the gold badges have now been reduced, mostly halved or more.


answered Aug 21 '11 at 12:04

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edited Jan 04 '12 at 03:49

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