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wanderista | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM via web

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What is your most prized eNotes badge?

Mine would have to be the 'Expert' badge for Literature. It's nice to be praised for something that you are talented in! What about you?

And a quick question - how do you get the golden badges, like the 'Dickens' badge, or the 'Whitman' badge?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM (Answer #2)

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There are badges for editors and badges for users, and the Dickens and Whitman badges are for editors. I think the badges for users are excellent. I agree with you that the ones that mean the most are the ones for our favorite books and subjects. However, I am most proud of my Editor Emeritus badge because it is the highest one you can get with points.
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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM (Answer #3)

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I, too, am most honored by my Editor Emeritus badge. I never thought I would get that one, as you need to answer a lot of questions. Some of the editors on enotes are amazing and they do such consistently good work. To be among them with the Emeritus badge is a real privilege. I hope to continue to contribute more in the future.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM (Answer #4)

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I guess it would be a tie for me.  I like the Editor Emeritus badge because, as others have noted, it took a lot of work to get that badge, and I've learned a lot from the other Editors with that title.  eNotes has built a strong core intellectual group here.  But I also like my history expert badge, especially since they added to it with the Winston Churchill Award, as I have such great historical respect for the man.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM (Answer #5)

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I was very pleased to receive the Editor Emeritus badge and was especially honored to be designated a "Scholar."  That's a designation that means a lot to me because I have always had a tremendous respect for scholars. To be selected as one therefore was something I greatly appreciated.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 11, 2012 at 2:14 AM (Answer #6)

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I'm just a newbie here, having joined enotes about nine months ago. I was very excited to get to be a full-fledged editor. But I am most proud of my Einstein badge, because he is a hero of mine.

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM (Answer #7)

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I am very proud of being a full Editor, but I take the most pride in the distinctions I have earned as having expert status in various works of literature. It takes a lot of time to create thoughtful answers and I like to be recognized for my efforts in helping the people who post the questions on enotes. I am continually surprised by how challenging this can be.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM (Answer #8)

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I, too, am most proud of my eNotes Editor Emeritus badge. It took nearly two years and hundreds of answered questions and proves that persistence pays off. I look forward to soon reaching the 200,000 point mark. 

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM (Answer #9)

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I personally find that the Expert badges are more meaningful to me, as they show my expertise in a particular area or topic. However, I hear from Scott that they are going to introduce more badges soon, so we will see what new innovations this brings with it!

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wanderista | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 12, 2012 at 5:59 AM (Answer #10)

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Hopefully there are more badges for non-editors, like allowing us to get the Dickens and Whitman badges.

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