"Earned a Stack Overflow gold badge" Badges!

by Laura Dobrzynski-Gessner

on December 23, 2011

After much anticipation, we are happy to announce that our friends at Nerd Merit Badges have created a Stack Overflow GOLD Badge. That’s right:

If you’ve earned one of our virtual gold badges on Stack Overflow, you’ve put a lot of work into doing something awesome. We give you flair so you can direct people around the Internet to your profile and show off all the badges you’ve earned, but we wanted to enable you to show off your accomplishment in real life, too.

It’s not all fun and games, though; John and Randy point out that this badge comes with responsibility:

…this badge comes with a job: if you see someone wearing this badge, it’s your duty to ask them how they earned it…And if they can’t answer you, you’re standing face to face with EVIL. Evil that didn’t EARN the badge, and has no right to wear it.

So go ahead: treat yourself to a little extra something this holiday. You look good on Stack Overflow, and now Nerd Merit Badges have made another way that Stack Overflow looks good on you.

(Haven’t earned a gold badge on Stack Overflow yet, or are not a Stack Overflow user? Fear not! Head over to Stack Exchange’s online shop for SE fan patches. Or, if patches aren’t your thing, check out t-shirts, stickers, mugs and more!)