Specialist Badge Implemented

by Jeff Atwood

on February 17, 2009

The long-awaited Specialist badges are now working; you can browse them on the badges page.

stackoverflow-tag-based-badges

After I worked with it for a while, I realized that these are just tag-based badges, so I dropped the "Specialist" name and stuck with the name of the tag as the badge name.

There are two levels:

Silver**400** upvotes
Gold**1000** upvotes

... for non-community-wiki answers on questions with the specified tag.

I was originally going to include community wiki answers in the calculations, as badges have historically ignored that designation. I changed my mind, however, when I saw the huge number of silver and gold "subjective", "fun", "off-topic", etc etc badges this would create. :)