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...

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?

Expert Answers
brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

lmetcalf eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
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.
readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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!

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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. 

pacorz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

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