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Know Your Badges

Last posted Sep 13, 2023 at 07:19AM EDT. Added Aug 01, 2016 at 02:11AM EDT
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I've created this list compiling all of the badges that can be earned on the site and their requirements. Also, in this thread users will be able to nominate others that they believe deserve a badge from this list. (Don't suggest yourself for a badge nor ask for custom titles, please.)

- – Entry Research and Specialty Badges – -
Consistent, high-quality help and participation in entries and/or their community in the site, this includes entry research, forum/comment posting and media uploads. (Apropiately tagged and sourced, in case it's fanart)


Internet Zoologist

Given to researchers who have particularly focused on animal-related meme research and media archiving.


4chanologist

Awarded for 4chan meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Tumblrologist

Awarded for Tumblr meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


YouTubeologist

Awarded for Youtube meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Rage Comicologist

Given to researchers who have particularly focused on Rage-Comic related meme research and media archiving.


TV Meme Historian

Awarded for television-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Historical Meme Historian

Given to researchers who have been particularly active in classic meme research and media archiving.


Twitterologist

Awarded for Twitter meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


YouTube Scatologist

Awarded for YouTube Poop / YTP meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Vineologist

Awarded for Vine meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Redditologist

Awarded for Reddit meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Anime Anthropologist

Awarded for Anime/Manga-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Ponyologist

Awarded for My Little Pony-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Gensokyo Resident

Awarded for Touhou Project-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Pokemon Master

Awarded for Pokemon-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Homestuck Authority

Awarded for Homestuck-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Fleet Admiral

Awarded for Kantai Collection / Kancolle-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


「Stand User」

Awarded for JoJo-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Photo Fad Expert

Documenting and following Photo Fads (Such as Planking) this can also include media archiving and community activities such as forum posts and/or comments.


Music Maven

Awarded for Music-born memes research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Comicologist

Awarded for comic book-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Sports Commentor

Awarded for sport-born memes research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


Smashologist

Awarded for Super Smash Bros-related meme research, media archiving, and/or community activities such as forum posts and comments.


- – Media Badges – -
Badges that can only be earned through media (Both images and videos) uploading.


Fan Art Historian

For researchers who have been particularly active in fan art documentation and media archiving, this includes sourcing.


Meme Taxonomist

For researchers who have been particularly active in tagging images and videos.

Last edited Aug 01, 2016 at 10:24AM EDT

- – Community Badges – -

Community Artist

Given to site members who actively participate in art-related community projects.


Dungeon Master

Awarded for distinction in high-quality forum game moderating.


Political Analyst

Given to site members with an interest in political discussion and information.


Protip Advisor

Given to site members who have been particularly helpful with advice and suggestions for newcomers to the community.


Karma Tycoon

Given to site members who have garnered an exceptional number of thumbs-up approvals through comments and uploads.


Karma Philanthropist

Given to site members who have given an exceptional number of thumbs-up approvals to others’ comments and uploads.


- – Regional Badges – -
All of the following are badges given to researchers who have particularly focused on international research and documenting, divided by countries


French Meme Specialist


Japanese Meme Specialist


Chinese Meme Specialist


Brazilian Meme Specialist

Last edited Aug 01, 2016 at 10:20AM EDT

- – Event Badges – -
Badges awarded for participating and/or winning community-related events.


Meme Constituent

Given to participants of the Know Your Meme 2016 Election


2014 KYM Sleuth

Given to winners of the 2014 Scavenger Hunt


2015 KYM Sleuth

Given to winners of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt-


Master of Photoshoop-Da-Whoop

Given to winners of the Weekly Photoshop contest


All of the following were tiered rewards given to participants of the KYMpalooza Tagging Festival


2016 KYM Bronze Tagger


2016 KYM Silver Tagger


2016 KYM Gold Tagger


2016 KYM Diamond Tagger

Being honest, probably is a bad thing but there are always exceptions. If you want it and do a shit-load of work to get to it you will be repaid regardless. The only problem with wanting one is that just like with modship people are worried that you don't like the task and just the reward and will stop once rewarded. Some obviously like the winning of competitions it's kind of an okay situation to want them since it is a competition after all.

Is it bad? Yeah kinda it'll hurt your chances but they won't be ruined. You and I both have seen people get modship and badges who have seeked it out before. It's just rarer. There's no magical blacklist or is there

Last edited Aug 01, 2016 at 03:08AM EDT

Just a suggestion, but maybe we should add a badge for video game related meme researchers. Hell if we have a badge for Vine and Anime memes there should probably be one for video games in general.

Crimeariver wrote:

Just a suggestion, but maybe we should add a badge for video game related meme researchers. Hell if we have a badge for Vine and Anime memes there should probably be one for video games in general.

That would be fine, but until now the mods have created new badges on a needs basis. Unlike with anime enthusiasts, it's harder to compile a list of users who contribute to gaming in general (as opposed to a specific fandom like Smash) with image uploads and entries or even just comments. It's not helped by the fact that almost everyone on KYM is a casual fan of games, so finding stand-out users is more challenging than with a more niche subculture like anime or music.

If I had to nominate someone for a general games badge it'd have to be someone active in the games board on the forums like its resident threadmaker, Ms Fortune.

If the mods got more suggestions it would speed up the process.

Last edited Aug 01, 2016 at 06:21PM EDT

Particle Mare wrote:

if karma equals dicks then having a lot of karma received must mean that you're experienced in taking them

Karma is like high-end prostitution, so I can't help it I got the high-in-demand tush.

Don't talk to me unless you got at least 3 titles.

Karma Tycoon and Karma Philantropist kinda have no set amount. The two current forum-related owners, myself and Sam, are both outliers, so we know it's not acceptable to have our digits function as the standard.

We'll need a casual idea of where the average highest karma scores lie (minus the outliers), and decide from there.

It can also be received through votes on media of course, but only the staff has access to that metadata, so we'll need to ask them for that part.

Last edited Aug 02, 2016 at 06:12PM EDT

I was kind of wondering about the fandom badges and how to get them. Thanks for the list, even though I probably won't participate in the relevant forums enough to get them. Oh well.

Last edited May 21, 2018 at 01:13PM EDT

How DO you get badges anyway? I might technically qualify for 'Fan Art Historian' given the volume of what I upload to different fandom pages, and so do plenty of other users at this point.

Last edited Oct 23, 2022 at 11:17PM EDT

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