The Big Thread Badge is awarded to the person who creates a discussion thread on the site that sparks the most collective comment love (e.g. score as determined by total ❤️ reactions and adjacent ranking factors).
This was Helen's thread, posted just yesterday:
Details about this contest can be found in this post:
Entry is simple: Start a thread that is bound to spark a lot of comments. Ask the community to tell a certain kind of story and get lots of comments! Even if these threads aren't always answering the deep questions, they are often great for seeing what the broader community thinks of a topic and are usually a lot of fun!
DEV employees are not eligible for the Big Thread Badge. 🙂
We are now giving away badges for top posts in certain popular tags (programming language tags mostly). We are giving these badges away on Thursday and the first few snuck out this past week. We're giving these ones out on Thursday to diversify the days we reward folks for doing great work.
Tag winners are based on points whereas top seven is based on traffic + reaction points + editorial.
Anyway, congrats to those who have decorated their profiles a bit more this week!