Would you like a badge? Awarding Superfan badges and Scientist badges! Also blogging accounts!
We've got a whole fleet of new badges for the site. They'll be higher quality images soon.
We've got two badges that we're willing to give out to people who ask based on certain criteria.
SUPERFAN BADGE displayed below your name
Do you consider yourself a huge fan of the Rational Response Squad? If you would like a superfan badge under your name please make a post in this thread requesting a badge. If we are unfamiliar with you, you may want to link to your myspace or make a positive statement about us when you post your request. The badge has a special little treat to accompany it and because it does the Core leadership of RRS will have the final say on whether you can have the badge. Essentially if we suspect you're in the non-superfan group, and you're just trying to snag a badge we might not apply the badge. If you're an atheist, and you've posted a few times here already, that's good enough to ask, it's worth a shot. We'll likely approve many people that ask.
The "superfan" badge was designed to help give some status to those that cant afford a membership, or don't have a membership but they want to make their support for the RRS apparent in their posts. You can ask to have it removed if you change your mind later, and vice versa (we may change our mind later based on your actions)
If you have NO MORE THAN ONE BADGE UNDER YOUR NAME, YOU MAY ASK FOR A SUPERFAN BADGE IN A VERY BRIEF POST BELOW. In order to keep page load times down we will not approve superfan badges on people who already have more than one badge.
SCIENCE FREAK BADGE
Are you well versed in science? Maybe you have a degree? Post exclusively in the science forum? If you've shown yourself to be knowledgeable in scientific endeavors you may ask for a "Science Freak" badge in this thread. Todangst, DeludedGod, LeftofLarry, Yellow#5, HambyDammit, and the rest of the core will ultimately decide if the badge gets approved. The scientist badge has much tougher requirements than the "superfan" badge, so if you haven't shown your proficiency in the field of science on this site yet, please link to any work you have done elsewhere to help our mods decide if you meet their requirements. If you carry a degree in a scientific field or work in the industry please say so. This badge is designed to help distinguish those who really know their stuff, so that others can look towards you for advice or suggestions when in scientific debate here on the site.
Please don't take offense if you aren't approved before others, our mods will continue to revert back to this thread to determine if the person warrants that badge yet. If you already have a badge or two, please consider skipping requesting this badge to help keep our pages loading fast.
This badge was previously the "Scientist" badge but it was changed due to a few peoples request to make this badge more relevant to the users.
The blogs on our site are only available to subscribers however if you would like to blog on our site, and you are an atheist, you are also able to request the upgrade to become a blogger on our site, right here. If you are a past blogger and haven't been able to blog since the blogs went to membership only, please ask for a blogger account. If we are unfamilar with your work, and you host a blog elsewhere, you may link us to it, so we can learn more about your style. Anybody who would like to be upgraded to a blogger account but can't afford a membership should post the request here in this thread, and somebody will review your posting history.
MODS PLEASE DELETE THE CONTENT OF ANY POST BY EDITING THE POST WITH ANY CHATTER OTHER THAN REQUESTS FOR BADGES AND BLOG ACCOUNTS IN THIS THREAD TO MAKE IT EASY FOR OUR CORE. NO SIDE CHATTER PERMITTED IN THIS THREAD AS WE EXPECT MANY REQUESTS AND WANT TO MAKE IT EASY TO SCROLL THROUGH THEM ALL.
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