Continuing the discussion from What are Badges?:
As our community grows, we are getting more requests for special badges – e.g., “Xyz Contest Winner.” Do folks here have thoughts/suggestions on when (or when not) to create new custom badges? From a community management perspective, is it possible to have too many different badges?
I’m trying to decide if we should be be eager to create a new custom badge whenever the need arises or if we should be hesitant to create a long tail of rarely used badges. I’d appreciate hearing any opinions from people managing large communities in Discourse.