Sorry, I just had to.
Badges will lead to badge inequality.
Some posters will have badge privilege. Others will not.
We should support inclusion in the forum. Badge redistribution would be a step in that direction.
badgeless posts matter
Random though from an old Weird Al movie:
I really like gamification. I enjoy getting achievements when I play video games and I love the fact this forum has badges. I want to get as many as I can.
I know it has zero impact but something satisfying seeing that achievement or badge pop up.
Since I am at the moment playing Marvel Strike Force, and it’s lousy with milestones and levels and tiers, I can’t really argue with this sentiment.