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May 4, 2010

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How can I create/suggest a new badge?

Do you find yourself checking in, just hoping to unlock that next elusive foursquare badge? One of the main reasons you play foursquare is to collect the really cool badges. Do you have a unique or very original foursquare badge idea you would like to create or suggest? Check out the following by Chris Thompson that blogs aboutfoursquare.com for some good advice on suggesting a new badge idea.

If you’ve got a great idea for a new badge, you can submit your request directly to Foursquare using their official badge request form. They’ll ask you for a suggested name, your thoughts on what the badge should look like and how the badge should be earned. You can even post links to venues that might help Foursquare understand the badge a little better. The best badges are ones that have a little bit of quickness to them, so be creative in your suggestions!

Foursquare’s official rep on GetSatisfaction says they’re “going to start doing something with the millions (ok, not that many) of great badge ideas soon!” Hopefully we’ll be seeing lots of new badge rollouts in the not-to-distant future…

Are you interesting in designing your own badge? I think you should go for it. Design your own graphical badge and write-up a short description on how a foursquare user would earn that badge. I will then compile user submissions into a  blog post that shows the  badge designs with a description and a link to the original designer. For some inspiration please check out this list of foursquare badges.

Please email your idea/ideas and leave a comment so I know you are working on a badge submission.

Email badge submissions to: 4sq [at] printedbyerik [dot] com

Submission is over at this time.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 4 2010

    I am pondering a new badge idea….GOT IT!!!

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  2. Amy Brock
    May 4 2010

    One thing a lot of users seem to forget is that a lot of badges are dependent upon a venue being tagged to unlock. We need to step it up in Savannah and be proactive about correctly tagging locations! Great post, Erik!

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    • May 4 2010

      Venue/location is the most important variable. If you can not check in correctly you can be awarded points or badges. If the venue does not have the proper tags a badge is not possible either. Foursquare is built upon the masses. I agree, we need to be proactive!

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  3. Cheryl Edenfield
    May 4 2010

    Great post!

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  4. May 4 2010

    BTW I was totally being a smartass about the badges unless you think they would work?

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    • May 4 2010

      Your so crazy! Submit one or two that you think that would really work. Remember foursquare has a design style in regards to the badge.

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  5. Dec 29 2010

    Venue/location is the most important variable. If you can not check in correctly you can be awarded points or badges. If the venue does not have the proper tags a badge is not possible either. Foursquare is built upon the masses. I agree, we need to be proactive!

    Reply
  6. Mert Toka
    Sep 9 2011

    I have sent my badge submission to you. I even created a logo for badge. I hope you’ll like it.

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