I love SE Community, and I love badges, it has something similar with Xbox achievements. I used to play a game called Gears of War 3, it has a cool system called Ribbons. Basically you played this game and you got ribbons for your performance at every single battle. Here are some examples.

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So I was thinking, if we could have a similar system in SE Community, ribbons based on your everyday activities.

I am a new guy into design world, and here are my ribbons design. enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

I am not here to ask whether this proposal of ribbons is OK or not, this question has been discussed at Meta Stackoverflow. I want to know does this kind of graphic design (whether Gears of War 3 style or my terrible design ) fit with the whole SE Community?

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    In that it's a military theme, I'd likely say it'd fit military.se but not likely other sites.
    – DA01
    Apr 3 '14 at 0:00

I would say no.

  • Most of all: They will not look good in tiny versions
  • They are too "predefined" in style: SE have a multitude of sites, and in very few of them will it fit the rest of the site
  • They are too "militant"/gamey with over/undertones of religion, imperialism, war, power etc
  • The symbolism will have to be learned on a much more complex level than the existing ones. They are too complex in shape and form

Mind: They are well made, they are solid designs. But not for SE.

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