Given the theme of this StackExchange site, would it be possible to change the "badge" labels on the site to read "achievement"? Badges were inspired by the Xbox 360, after all. :-)

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    though I wouldnt mind, i bet there would be upset people because they were not called trophies or something like that...
    – bangoker
    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:34
  • Steam, Plus+ and Xbox Live all call them achievements. Seems to be heading in that direction. Though I see no reason to actually change the name of badges.
    – tzenes
    Jul 9, 2010 at 6:00
  • I fear the SO-team doesn't want to customize each and every site...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 9, 2010 at 7:08

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While it is true that badges were inspired directly by Xbox 360 Achievements, I think we'd prefer to keep most of the core "experience" elements the same across all the family for consistency.

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