Following statement represents my personal, honest opinion and should not be taken any other way.
Dear fellow geeks who will be earning badges and medals in the future. I might not notice you earning a new medal, award or badge in the future, and because of that I might not congratulate you. But please rest assured I am happy for you and will congratulate you if I ever learn about your achievements.
I need to unsubscribe this thread, I am tired of clicking through page after page posts about a few more rep points, a new turd of this or that color. Especially when members post this him/herself like "Look guys, I got some rep and a new turd!".
In my opinion, the real achievements here are the badges, medals and awards. I find it not only useless but also quite comical when a member posts about his/her new turd, then next few pages are filled with "Congratulations, Member X" and "Thank you, Member Y". Of course I understand that postcount is postcount and every measure to increase postcount should be OK, but for me it's just stupid.
I have very limited time to use here on the SF, my online home, and I do not want to use it any longer for clicking through pointless and useless congratulations and thank yous every time someone has got a few rep points. On a forums closing 200K members that happens on an hourly basis, too often to keep track.
You future awardees and medalists, I congratulate you.