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What Are Microbadges?

Microbadges are little 16x16 images that are displayed under a user's avatar. You can have up to 5 displayed at a time. All others that you obtain can be seen in your profile. Hovering your mouse cursor over any microbadge will show some OverText associated with that badge. You can also click on any microbadge to be taken to its own page where you can see who else owns that particular microbadge, how many own it, and a description of what it is.

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Click on Any Microbadge to Be Taken to its Own Page

A few special microbadges such as Microbadge: Blogger or Microbadge: Twitter user allow you set a custom URL for those badges, meaning anyone that clicks on those microbadges can jump directly to your Blog entry or your Twitter page.

How Do I Get Microbadges?

A few microbadges are awarded by the system, mostly for contributions you make to the Geek. Others are promotional giveaways, awarded for contest participation or as prizes, but most can be purchased with GeekGold.

Occasionally, Microbadge Coupon Codes are distributed. A user who has been given a coupon code can redeem it for the microbadge of the user's choice, instead of paying GeekGold for it (a user may only redeem a coupon code for a microbadge which can be purchased).

VGG Only Microbadges

All microbadges you obtain can be seen across all Geekdō domains. Several however, are unique or are specially awarded for activities and contributions to a particular domain, often for a limited time. Here are the ones related to VideoGameGeek.

Contributions and Game Collection
Microbadge: Copper VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Silver VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Golden VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Platinum VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Herculean VGG UploaderMicrobadge: Ultimate VGG Uploader - This user has 1000+ entries and is in the VGG Hall of Fame!Microbadge: Copper Video Game CollectorMicrobadge: Silver Video Game CollectorMicrobadge: Golden Video Game CollectorMicrobadge: I wrote 100 videogame reviews on VGG!Microbadge: VGG Blogger
Special VGG Event and Contest Participation
Microbadge: I listed a Videogame at the GfG LotteriesMicrobadge: Tournament of Heroes 2012Microbadge: Soul Ladder - BronzeMicrobadge: Soul Ladder - SilverMicrobadge: Soul Ladder - GoldMicrobadge: Soul Ladder - Beloved PlayerMicrobadge: Soul Ladder - Dreaded PlayerMicrobadge: Soul Ladder - I survived the first 15 days!Microbadge: Soul Ladder - I killed the Demon and got the Soul Shard!Microbadge: Soul Ladder - I killed the Angel and got the Soul Shard!Microbadge: Soul Ladder - I killed the Dragon!Microbadge: Soul Ladder - I won!Microbadge: I joined Project R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to do my part for Video Game Geek!Microbadge: Czar for Project R.E.S.P.E.C.T. : Join with me - and help VGG :)Microbadge: I was there for video game number 20,000!Microbadge: I uploaded video game number 20,000!Microbadge: I was there for video game number 30,000!Microbadge: I uploaded video game number 30,000!Microbadge: I submitted 15 games in the VGG Final Push!Microbadge: I submitted 25 games in the VGG Final Push!Microbadge: I submitted 50 games in the VGG Final Push!Microbadge: I fought for Arcadia in the Second PushMicrobadge: I led the charge in the Arcadian Second PushMicrobadge: I am a General in Zorazen's Army!Microbadge: VGG PlaytesterMicrobadge: Video Game Geek of the WeekMicrobadge: I submitted at least 1 game per week to VGG in 2014!Microbadge: I submitted at least 3 games per week to VGG in 2014!Microbadge: I submitted at least 1 game per day to VGG in 2014!Microbadge: Arcadia - 50K posts and counting!Microbadge: 2011 VGG Christmas Card Exchange participantMicrobadge: 2012 VGG Christmas Card Exchange participantMicrobadge: 2013 VGG Christmas Card Exchange participantMicrobadge: 2014 VGG Christmas Card Exchange participantMicrobadge: 2014 VGG Halloween avatar dress up participantMicrobadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winnerMicrobadge: Two-time Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winnerMicrobadge: Three-time Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winnerMicrobadge: Four-time Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winnerMicrobadge: Legendary Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winnerMicrobadge: I have placed 2nd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!)Microbadge: I have placed 3rd in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!)Microbadge: I have placed 4th in the Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest (and I had to buy this lousy microbadge with my winnings!)Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest participantMicrobadge: I give away video games on VGG!Microbadge: 2015 VGG Challenge participantMicrobadge: I completed the 2015 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 100 hoursMicrobadge: I completed the 2015 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 150 hoursMicrobadge: I completed the 2015 VGG challenge: beat 10 video games and played for 200 hoursMicrobadge: I beat my original list of 10 games for 2015 VGG challengeMicrobadge: 2015 VGG Valentine Weekend Event participantMicrobadge: 2015 VGG Racing Week Event participant
Popular GeekLists and Forum Threads
Microbadge: Pokémon Fan Club: Don't be a BAD pokemon fan.Microbadge: Arcade Dictator of the WeekMicrobadge: Member of the Arcadian Freedom MovementMicrobadge: I don't know what you're talking about, so here's a Goomba with a pancake on its head.Microbadge: This is my traditional greeting!Microbadge: Mouseover error - Post overflow!Microbadge: I played in one of Carrie's IF games!Microbadge: I lurked in one of Carrie's IF games!Microbadge: New to You Monthly Geeklist fanMicrobadge: VGG Interactive Interactive Fiction playerMicrobadge: VGG Question of the Day participantMicrobadge: I beat video games relentlessly and post my victories on VGG!Microbadge: I abandon video games without mercy and post their flaws on VGG!Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly in 2011!Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly in 2012!Microbadge: I abandoned video games without mercy in 2012!Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly in 2013!Microbadge: I abandoned video games without mercy in 2013!Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly in 2014!Microbadge: I abandoned video games without mercy in 2014!Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly in 2015!Microbadge: I abandoned video games without mercy in 2015!Microbadge: I love gaming with my VGG Tribe!
Admin Support
Microbadge: Thanks, Aldie! - Yeah, I'm a suckup... So what?Microbadge: Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil BobMicrobadge: Old & Chaotic Evil Bob, eclipsing the dark corners of the Geek with his own utter darkness, like a reverse black hole. Only more Evil.Microbadge: We're all mad about JonnaMicrobadge: A Knight of the Hodkinson Order

Creating Microbadges

Microbadges are created by users, who receive 0.25 GeekGold for each sale. There are also badges that are given to users who successfully submit several badges and a few that are given in recognition of exceptional work. The links provided below detail all you need to know about badge creation and submission. For those who are unable to create badges themselves, there is a request thread.

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Awarded for Microbadge Creation
Microbadge: Copper Microbadge DesignerMicrobadge: Silver Microbadge DesignerMicrobadge: Golden Microbadge DesignerMicrobadge: Platinum Microbadge DesignerMicrobadge: Herculean Microbadge DesignerMicrobadge: Ultimate Microbadge Designer
Awarded for Exceptional Work
Microbadge: Microbadgus Designum Ex ProfessoMicrobadge: Microbadge Design AwardMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Month winnerMicrobadge: Two-time Best Microbadge of the Month winnerMicrobadge: Three-time Best Microbadge of the Month winnerMicrobadge: Four or more times Best Microbadge of the Month winnerMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2010 - 1st placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2010 - 2nd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2010 - 3rd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2011 - 1st placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2011 - 2nd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2011 - 3rd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2012  - 1st placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2012  - 2nd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2012  - 3rd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2013 - 1st placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2013 - 2nd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2013 - 3rd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2014 - 3rd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2014 - 2nd placeMicrobadge: Best Microbadge of the Year 2014 - 1st place
Microbadge Purchaser Challenge
Microbadge: I purchased 100 microbadges in a single day.Microbadge: I purchased 315 microbadges in a single day.Microbadge: I purchased 1000 microbadges in a single day.
Microbadge Support
Microbadge: MicrobadgerMicrobadge: My microbadging days are behind me - I'm just enjoying the view from here on outMicrobadge: MicrosmithMicrobadge: I am an RPGG microsmith!Microbadge: I am a BGG microsmith!Microbadge: I am a VGG microsmith!Microbadge: My head is full of microbadge designsMicrobadge: I think of ideas for microbadgesMicrobadge: "I've got microbadger's block!"Microbadge: I love microbadgers!Microbadge: I love microbadge designers!Microbadge: I am a Microbadgician!Microbadge: I purchased 1 microbadge in a single day.

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