I have been trying to get the fanatic badge, but everytime on the road aka travelling, I can start from scratch due to some lack of connectivity.

Shouldn't we have an alternative fanatic badge. A gold medal indicating the ultimate traveler. Now getting the fanaticbadge means you haven't been travelling for more then 100 days, sort of disqualifying you from a travel gold medal

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    Saaaaaaame. I've never got the fanatic badge for the same reason. – Ankur Banerjee Aug 10 '13 at 3:29
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    I got into the 90s on 3 occasions, then travelled, before finally getting it while in Canada. It was bittersweet, as it meant I hadn't travelled in a bit :/ – Mark Mayo Aug 10 '13 at 6:48

Yes it makes sense. Nowadays it is possible to travel and to stay connected to the www. Anyway, the badge does not require to stay connected 24/24. One visit per day suffices.

  • I think I managed to get this badge when I was travelling. At least I got one of the badges for participating each day for N days and I hardly missed a day at the beginning because I was actually fanatical that the site finally came into existence after I'd found StackOverflow to be so useful as a programmer. – hippietrail Aug 29 '13 at 12:23

On the contrary, we should have a new set of badges for using travel.SE from many countries!

  • Bronze when you use travel.SE from five countries. Explorer
  • Silver when you use it from ten countries. Name?
  • Gold when you use it from twenty countries. Globetrotter

And for those who travel a lot but don't get the opportunity to go abroad, if it's possible to resolve IP addresses to airports:

  • Bronze when you use travel.SE from five airports. Name?
  • Silver when you use it from ten airports. Name?
  • Gold when you use it from twenty airports. Frequent Flyer

-- I can't think up names for all six though (-:

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    Gold badge for Globetrotter: VPN Expert. – Andrew Grimm Aug 10 '13 at 2:36
  • We couldn't do this when the site started, BEFORE I travelled from London to Mongolia? Dammit ;) – Mark Mayo Aug 10 '13 at 6:49
  • Because I am so evil that I waited for you to finish before unleashing my idea d-: – hippietrail Aug 10 '13 at 7:59
  • I sound say boy scout for bronze and explorer for silver – user141 Aug 14 '13 at 18:10
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    Explorer / Globetrotter / Nomad? Frequent flyer / Jetsetter / Pilot? – user56reinstatemonica8 Aug 29 '13 at 9:25
  • Sorry, not Pilot - Aeronaut – user56reinstatemonica8 Aug 29 '13 at 23:47
  • Do you think we should seriously propose this feature on meta.SO? – hippietrail Aug 30 '13 at 5:25

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