As a result of the research, poking, and prodding that I have been doing to the new "community," I have been awarded the coveted "25 kudos" badge!
(Well, OK, I didn't covet it. I didn't even know that there was a "25 kudos" badge ...)
I have also, at some point, been moved up to "Newcomer III" status!
I'm really not sure how I feel about that. Given that I must be well over the 99th percentile for both age and age of certification (at least in terms of the "community"), being given "newcomer" status, even at level three, seems a tad bizarre ...
Be proud, of your distinction and wear them socially in honour of your contributions to the community.
Well done keep it up and keep contributing.