I have posted this as a part of an answer of mine on meta question "Approaching 1000 days on beta", but it's burried in the question and actually deserves its own post. I posted it on Meta.StackOverflow but I only got [negative] feedback from people that aren't even active on CR, so I'm posting it here to get the pulse of our little community - which I perhaps should have done before posting on MSO and getting downvoted like I've never been downvoted before - still, I got one helpful comment from moderator animuson:
@retailcoder If you want opinions from other CR members, you should have gone to the Code Review Meta. You're on MSO, which acts as the global base for all the sites in the network, and this badge would not be useful to those other sites. It's highly unlikely that the SE team would implement site-specific badges such as this, and even less likely to get much support from the entire SE community when it's not really relevant to them. – animuson♦
I have deleted the MSO post, but I'd still like to read what the CR community thinks of those, so here it is...
Current answer badges seem to focus on the votes you get out of them. Which is good to encourage higher quality answers, but not enough to encourage answering many questions - something like this:
- Resourceful: Answered 10 questions with a score of 1 or more.
- Ubiquitous: Answered 80 questions with a score of 1 or more.
- Encyclopedic: Answered 200 questions with a score of 1 or more.
Maybe score threshold could be a score of 2 or more and number of answers could be adjusted a bit, doesn't matter really - the idea is to encourage posting more answers (to get our 1.9 answers/question ratio up closer to 2.5), not to compete/overlap with existing "Nice Answer" & friends badges. The badge names are generic (i.e. not CR-specific), on purpose.