We need a "pedant pendant" badge


Per the glorious and official request of @jlw we are crowdsourcing a badge to be awarded here on BBS.

That badge is the “Pedant Pendant”. It can only be bestowed by an official Boinger. And in theory only to one person at a time, though that theory is subject to change…

Once awarded it can be assigned a place of glory on your user profile and user card, much like this:

However, we don’t have a good image to use for this. The above necklace-thing is just a placeholder.

The ideal image will:

  • please the refined aesthetic tastes of @jlw and the other Boingers

  • work well on a black background

  • communicate “Pedant Pendant” in only the way that this image can

  • needs to be something we have reasonable rights to use… mostly…

Anyway, have at it! Looking forward to seeing what you guys and gals come up with.


Technically, that would be a “pedant mortarboard”.

Oh, you mean this:

How about a pedantic pennant? It could be a flag that highlights the comment without deleting it.


Maybe something like this but more blingy? Kind of going for a book/owl motif.

Or a Minerva coin on a chain?


I was thinking a hobgoblin would be more suitable for an pedant.
From T’ Internet Archive…

A foolish consistency being, of course, the hobgoblin of little minds.


More of a “semiotic fart” tack:


Will it give +10 to Posting?


What about a penned ant?

Nobody really use this since I just stole it off DeviantArt without permission.


A variant on @MarkDow’s theme. Obviously in inverted colors. If it is so desired I can make a spiffier-looking actual, scalable, transparent SVG.

Edited to add: Wow. I completely missed “pedant” in the title. I don’t know how. I now fail to see anything pedantic about my submission.


quedant quendant?


It was just supposed to be B a la the BoingBoing logo. But Ps might work…

… if the site was DoingDoing


bb pp … a self-referential BB pedant pendant.


What about some variation on this…

(Waaait for it…)


except for the q’s, yes!


Rudimentary idea, the pendant is of the shape of a large ‘N’ and the diagonal line of the letter ‘N’ intersects the word ‘pedant’ inscribed upon the pendant.

But like, you know, with some kind of design prowess. I am way too tired (and lazy) to do this properly right now. :cold_sweat:


Just glad it isn’t a “Pendant Pedant” badge. I think hanging people for being didactic is a weensy bit extreme.


Well actually, copying is not the same as stealing.

Back on topic

eh, if that’s not transformative enough, I’m sure someone with actual skill can create a 16-bit version.


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