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What happens when you post a badge you did not earn on your profile?
July 04, 2010 5:49PM
It would be like you are lying about it. I highly don't recomend it because that could get you in trouble and get you banned.
This is partly because it's unfair on the users who have rightly earned their badge (they're not handed out like sweets after all), but also because users who are new to the site and unfamiliar with how things work here may ask the less experienced users who've pasted badges illegitimately on their profiles for help and get incorrect/irrelevant advice.
N.B. For new users who are not sure who to turn to for advice, the link below shows a list of Supervisors on the site. These are the people who have relatively more experience on site procedures and protocols, and should be able to assist with any queries you may have.