Badges are a great tool to motivate and reward your members to produce great content.
For community creators it's an opportunity to get creative. Customize the badge's look and give it a unique name. Create elusive badges that can only be unlocked during a certain time period, and determine which topics the member must review in order to unlock the badge.
For your members, when they unlock a badge, it's displayed on the Community homepage, and also shown on their profile page.
Here are some examples from the Lunch Community, Cafe Libri:
Members will also be able to share their achievement on Facebook after they have unlocked a badge, further promoting your community.Read more about how to create a badge >