How does your community use badges?
I'm a bit of a tourist here at the moment, but seriously looking at Vanilla as a forum platform.
I've never handed out badges before, our current forum only allows a "like" and that simply goes to the person who created the topic (which always seemed a bit unfair, as often the replies were more exciting than the original post).
I'm wondering how people here might be using them.
Do members like getting them?
Has anyone hacked them to collect the lot?
Have any of you run a competition using badges?