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. "
"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.
Which means that the journal will be out-of-date about current available badges!!
Please check out the Group Badges-of-DeviantART for the up-to-date badge list and their available status!
This journal won't be updated on badges available status.
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.
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.
Vote for your favorite Robert Rodriguez film on this article: ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/j…
You can give a llama badges only one times to a user.
How to give it/llama levels/llama trade: fav.me/d2nu25a
One badge cost 80 .
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:
This badge you can get when you had a symbol behind your username.
All current Community Volunteers are found on communityrelations.
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.