Besides gaining reputation with your post, comment and votes, you receive badges for being especially helpful. Below is the list of available badges and number of times each type of badge has been awarded.
Post & Participation Badges
● Gold Badge
Gold badges recognize important contributions from members of the community. They are rarely awarded.
● Silver Badge
Silver badges are less common than bronze ones. You'll need to plan your strategy to get one of these.
● Bronze Badge
Bronze badges encourage users to try out new features on the site. They are easy to get if you try!