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I think an elected Moderator should have a badge for getting elected.
That way past moderators will be esteemed for their contribution.

Come to think of it - if there are badges for voting(Constituent) and even for visiting(Caucus),
There really should be a Badge for Nomination as well.

EDIT:
As @Mat pointed, there is a similiar new feature request for a hollow diamond next to ex-moderators names.
I believe we can wait until that request will be denied (it probably will), and then start discussing again :)
As for Nominees, I still think a badge would be nice addition.

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    Badges, we don't need no more stinkin' badges.
    – billinkc
    May 29, 2013 at 18:25
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    yo dawg ... i herd you like badges so we put a badge on your badge so you can badge while you badge
    – swasheck
    May 29, 2013 at 18:30
  • Are you assuming moderators are elected for a fixed term? May 29, 2013 at 18:35
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    Can I have a badge for being lazy?
    – Kermit
    May 29, 2013 at 19:43
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    @FreshPrinceOfSO There is already a badge for being boring, so why not? :)
    – Roi Gavish
    May 30, 2013 at 9:06
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    @Justicator That requires effort.
    – Kermit
    May 30, 2013 at 12:22
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    Can I have a badge for not having badges?
    – YasirA
    May 30, 2013 at 13:16
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    That's like saying there is no absolute truth, which would contradict itself (cause it would have to be true) and therefore cannot be true.... May 30, 2013 at 16:33
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    I think it is worthwhile for the badges. They are something to work for. And I think (to a point) badges help with encouraging and growing community. One of the reasons why I like the SE sites. Perhaps for Nominations though it would have to have the requirement of having received at least one vote? This way we don't have just anyone getting the badge for any old reason. May 30, 2013 at 16:35
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    @Chris would it still be a contradiction if contradictions also don't exist? Jun 2, 2013 at 17:57
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    @JackDouglas - Interesting thought...but if you still walk through the logic, what you are proposing can't be true either, as it falls into the same issue, especially if you place it side by side with the original thought ("there is no absolute truth"). If contradictions don't exist, that would be an absolute truth, which would then negate the above saying again. :) Jun 3, 2013 at 12:44
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    @Chris you are a philosopher :) Jun 3, 2013 at 14:02
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    So....where we at on this one? Badge or no badge for moderators? Badge or no badge for nominees? Jun 4, 2013 at 12:44
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    @ChrisAldrich Thanks for taking it seriously, maybe if there will be a few more upvotes we can make a request out of this, but for now it looks like only the two of us think it will be an encouraging feature...
    – Roi Gavish
    Jun 4, 2013 at 14:56
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    meta.stackexchange.com/a/187951/158667 - [status-completed]
    – Mat
    Jul 9, 2013 at 17:42

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