Ok, well this brings us full circle.
I know I suggested some changes, but in thinking about it, I see things differently.
NANY is all about participation. Perhaps just use, the present, one badge that indicates any NANY participation. Who's keeping score any way? So what if a person contributes 1 year or 10? What's next... NANY "Privates," "Lieutenants," "Generals?"
Adding another NANY badge is not going to make me work any harder to get my 2012 app out there and not adding another badge won't prevent me from entering as many future NANYs as I have time for and inclination. I do it because I love doing it! NANY is a blast!
Frankly, if it hadn't been for the help of the people that kept pushing, advising and encouraging me, "VeggieSquares" might not even have materialized.
I remember the night I was going to cash it in because I had snafu'd and overwrote my entire source with something else and didn't realize it until it was too late. I posted my regrettable forfeit. If the next post had not been, "Hey CodeTRUCKER, did you look in the...?" I would have given up, but although it wasn't where my fellow DC'er had suggested, my memory was triggered to look in a place I had forgotten and I was able to restore about half the source. That was not a lot, but it was enough for me to not give up. If the poster had not cared about my success, it would have been over for that round.
So, you tell me ... who deserves the NANY badge more? Me or the folks that kept me going? I couldn't have done it without them, especially, "A. Nonymous!"
<Edit> I fully realize I only have *1* NANY badge, so it would seem I have nothing to lose in this debate? While this is reasonable to assume at this juncture, I will be participating in future NANYs. Given this I do have a real stake in this discussion.