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Fri May 10, 2013, 2:40 AM by cinyu:iconcinyu:
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Badges of deviantART, why are they given? What is their purpose in deviantART?
Most of us know these badges since we signed up in deviantart.



  • How did deviantART come up with the idea to create badges? Any background stories?

    "Badges started out as merit badges for deviantART staff. They were only available to staff for special accomplishments like merit badges for the boy scouts. We started making them available to members by way of special events like our 10th birthday bash and hidden pageviews. They gained a lot of popularity about 3 years ago with the introduction of the llama badge system for our annual April fools prank. The rest is history, you guys can't seem to get enough of them. :B"
    - Ikue

    "The first badge was an april fools joke, the llama badge, free to give and they would evolve the more you received.  
    They were so well received, we followed it up with real badges, the next being the Birthday cake badge :)"
    - Moonbeam13
  • How can you turn off the ability to receive badges?
    The answer is found in FAQ #897: Can I turn off the ability to receive badges?
    To no longer receive badge notifications in your Message Center, visit to your Settings, and click the "General" tab under your Personal Settings.
    Journal from the deviantART staff: fav.me/d3m29zp
  • I would like to be messaged when a new badge is available. Who should I watch?
    The group Badges-of-DeviantART is writing a journal for every new badge on 'how you can receive this badge' and 'who can receive this badge'. If you want to receive a message when a new badge is available, than please watch this group. :aww:


Currently available badges everyone can receive are:




truth® Artist Collective
To get this badge, click the "Join the truth® Artist Collective" link
at the bottom of this journal: ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/j…


Greatest Pelican In The World
Anyone who purchases a product (mug, postcard, print, puzzle, etc)
of this deviation: makepictures.deviantart.com/ar… will receive this badge.

Paranoid
click on "pre-order now".


Priv. (Blind to Pageviews)
Settings > Browsing - Please make the ✔ away behind Pageviews Display.
The users who got this badge can´t view pageviews on every profile page.
If a user has five other badges publicly visible, enabling this one will add a sixth badge to
the top right of the user's profile page.


Two Scoops
Vote for your favorite Robert Rodriguez film on this article: ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/j…


Llama
You can give a llama badges only one times to a user.
How to give it/llama levels/llama trade: fav.me/d2nu25a


Delicious Cake
One badge cost 80 :points:.
Want to trade cakes? Join in CakeXtravaganza trade game.
How to give cake badges: fav.me/d2tifxv




Common Badges that aren´t available for everyone are:




Former Volunteer
This badge you can get when you had a symbol behind your username.
All current Community Volunteers are found on communityrelations.


Alpha Tester
This badge is only for Alpha Testers (and former Alpha Testers) on devBUG


There are many other badges, which aren't available anymore, or are only given to the staff or as special awards.
The whole list of all badges with a full explaination of each badge meaning can be found on Badges-of-DeviantART.

Badge related groups:
:iconbadges-of-deviantart::icongive-llamageta-llama::icongiveallamagetallama::iconcakextravaganza:
:iconllama-control::iconllama4llama::iconllama-trade::iconllamamarket:
There are way more llama groups. :'D


Whatīs the story behind the badges?
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I clicked on the link for the Clapperboard and BlackBerry badges, but I didn't get them! Why?
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Have you tried to get the badges on deviantARTs articles links?
ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/j…

Weirdly, I can't open the other original articles from deviantART where you can get the badges.
But you find all links and more detailed information on Badges-of-DeviantART.

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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love those badges! :la: Great article! Thanks for sharing!
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want the kitty badge..
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:iconmaderhatterxalice:
MaderHatterxAlice Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
flying mint bunny
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:iconmaleiva:
Maleiva Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very interesting, i would like to the old public badges as "Flying Fella", "Halloween" and the others to be available again.
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
"This badge you can get when you had or have a ^ symbol infront of your username."

Someone else correct me if I'm wrong but that's not actually how it works, it's "had" only, not during the term as CV.
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fixed it. :'D
You are right about this.
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yeah just doubled back to look at that and thought - but I don't have one of those? haha
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Hihi!
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:iconmariosonicanimefan:
Mariosonicanimefan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man,I wish I had that cat badge!
It was one you would get on April Fools' day in 2011 right?About Fella being kidnapped and that Felines took over DA?
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes. :B
That was the article: [link]
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:iconmariosonicanimefan:
Mariosonicanimefan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh
Now I wish that I signed in to DA earlier for the cat invasion -_-
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:iconyolen:
yolen Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Been wondering, what is up with that pelican badge? How/why did it start?
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess thatīs only a fun badge like the llama and the BlackBerry badges. They are just there for fun. No special reason. :)
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're able to get the birthday '10 badge right now too. Just went here [link] and got it a few minutes ago.
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:iconguardianofmemories:
GuardianofMemories Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconspace-between-spaces:
Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just bought a postcard of the Pelican and clicked the top two links. When do the badges show up? Forgive me, I'm unfamiliar with all this.
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should try the links on #Badges-of-DeviantART. Unfortunately, the links on my journal donīt work in giving you the badges. :(

The Pelican badge you will get when dA process your order. :)
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:iconspace-between-spaces:
Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got them, it just took the site a little while. I normally don't care about badges but they are cute so I figured they might be worth the fun.

I look forward to seeing that Pelican Postcard.
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:icontwintwosgirl:
TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great info! =) I've always wondered how many badges there are and wondered what some of them were and how you obtained them. This journal entry as well as the badge group helps a lot.

And, yeah, the clapperboard link in this journal entry didn't work for me either. But it did when I clicked on it on the group page. Weird!
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:iconlustgodvampire91:
LustGodVampire91 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I....I only have 1 badge....TT-TT
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:iconcaminante0:
caminante0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Badges are cute, I got most of them by accident 'cause I'm curious and click on everything :giggle:
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:iconim-not-sana:
im-not-sana Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want ALL THE BADGES :iconallthethingsplz:
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:iconc-o-r-v-o:
C-O-R-V-O Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^this ouo
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:iconbobbobison:
BOBBOBISON Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Could my group get featured up in the badge related groups?

#Traders-123
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:iconsaiyan-frost:
saiyan-frost Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like badges, so sad I missed out on the cat one; I love cats :D
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:iconretardedmudkipz:
RetardedMudkipz Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
deviantart should make a badge for beta testers
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:icontrampire:
Trampire Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
You already have a symbol in front of your username for that. :|:|:|
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I feel like braining myself against the concrete. Apparently, pixel merit badges are more important than getting a search function in notes.
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Here is something for that:
[link]
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god. I just creamed my panties. This is perfect!!!
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I highly agree dA really needs a note search feature, so while we wait, let's just stick to this. :iconmingplz:
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have like 2000 notes in my inbox, something that's literally impossible to go through by hand without missing something D:

but thank you so much!!
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:iconkibapandaro:
KibaPandaRo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay thanks, i got the paranoid badge :D
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BaaaaJiiizzzzzzz!~
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:iconakatsukikurohana:
AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is interesting. Thank you for sharing. :D

I do have one question, though: How do you move badges from the featured section to the other section? :?
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please go to this page: [link]
Right click on the badge (in 'Featured Badges'), donīt let the "right click go" untill you moved it to the position you wish it and then you may relax your finger. :B
When you wish to remove a badge from the 'Featured Badges', just click on the x and it will move to 'Other Badges'. You wonīt lose the badge.
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:iconakatsukikurohana:
AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I see! :dance: Thank you so much!
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:iconcyphervisor:
CypherVisor Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Nice article! :love:

I heart my deviantgear badge! :D

Btw, the journal text is overflown at the bottom... :paranoid:
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fixed it! Thanks for telling me!
I donīt know what went wrong. Yesterday it was working. ;A;
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:iconcyphervisor:
CypherVisor Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Now everything looks good! :thumbsup:
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:B
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This does not explain their purpose
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The admins answers donīt give you an idea of it? :lol:
The purpose of the badge is mostly for fun. But before members was able to get badges, too, the purpose was for admins only to show their role in dA. What they are doing for dA.
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh. So no purpose then?
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:iconcinyu:
cinyu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is one. ^^;
To show your status/role in dA (not public badges) and the badges for members (for the public) are for fun.
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol. It's too bad I don't care about status then XDD
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
To amuse people who like to collect things.
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So, basically, it serves no "useful" purpose?
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