Our badges: useless but essential!

If you're a habitual FML user, you're probably a member. What do you mean, you're not a member? OK then, first things first: you're going to create your own account. Now! In doing so you'll be able to comment on the FMLs, add FMLs to your favorites, chat with other users in private and above all start collecting badges to add to your profile.

  • Beginner

    You have looked through 5 pages of the website. That’s a start.
  • Profile completed

    You’ve filled out the necessary details. Having done so will be much appreciated.
  • It's in the can!

    Hey, you uploaded your photo, and you’re cute as a kitten!
  • 100 kick-ass comments

    100 of your comments are neither buried or moderated. Popular is your middle name!
  • A new thumb

    You’ve used your thumb on 1000 comments.
  • 50 quality comments

    Clicking to reply to a comment is a worthy thing to do. To do so without getting buried afterwards is even worthier.
  • 50 favorites

    Love knows no boundaries. You’ve already added 50 FMLs to your favourites list!
  • Tweet, tweet

    You have shared 20 FMLs on Twitter, your followers love you and we understand why.
  • I agree, my mouse works.

    200 "I agree" votes is a good start.
  • Perfectionist

    Editing your comments can help you avoid embarrassment, and it might make you seem smarter.
  • Up and coming moderator

    It’s nice of you to help us sort out the submissions, using FML’s moderate feature.
  • I moderated this!

    In "Moderate the FMLs", you voted Yes on a story that was subsequently published. Well done!
  • Multitasking

    You found out about the FML Forum, and checked it out.
  • Socialite

    You used FML’s private messaging service for the first time. Will they reply? Wait and see…
  • Mobility

    You are connected to FML via the mobile site or an app. How modern.
  • The rules are the rules

    Reading the comment rules is a really good idea. This badge is sponsored by Alan, our moderator.
  • Work is a 4-letter word

    Voting on an FML in the "Work" category on a Monday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. How ironic.
  • So, what happened next…

    You commented on a published FML that you'd submitted.
  • Tell us what happened next

    You've commented on an FML that you sent in
  • My name is, my name is, my name is... Slim Shady?

    You took your first steps inside the chatroom. Welcome!
  • I liked to the power of 20

    You've liked 20 FMLs, and your Facebook friends are going to like the FMLs you liked.
  • Picture this FML

    You left your mark on an illustrated FML’s presentation blog article.
  • I’m your new creative director

    You had to give your opinion on this new “piece” that the whole world is talking about.
  • The thumb strikes back

    You have left your thumbprint on 2500 comments.
  • The return of the thumb

    You have thumbed 5000 comments.
  • Happy ending

    Brandon may have an FML, but he ended up marrying Jessica. You found this out by reading “FML, the follow up.”
  • Keen reader – Level: student ninja

    You have voted for 15% of the entire collection of FMLs to date.
  • Keen reader – Level: master ninja

    You have voted for 50% of the entire collection of FMLs to date.
  • Keen reader – Level: godlike ninja

    You have voted for 100% of the entire collection of FMLs to date.
  • Night owl

    You commented on an FML between 1 and 3 a.m.
  • Going for gold

    You looked for gold on FML. What more do you want, money?
  • One more and it's business time

    You've received 68 Hugs on your profile. Kinky.
  • I like your style

    You gave a Hug to someone. How cute!
  • The Mixer

    You like to live life randomly, and we salute you.
  • What'ch'all looking at?

    You have put three pictures on your profile, but not necessarily pictures of your profile.
  • Cheat combo

    You know the Gradius cheat code, well done master geek!
  • 67_badgename

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That's the badges, in a nutshell. Don't forget our friendly advice: if you notice someone who has a badge on their profile that you haven't managed to get yet, you can always try asking them how they got it! But be polite. Don't be like some people who rush in like hooligans and start smashing the place up, demanding to be fed information and a hamburger. Happy hunting!

And what about the hidden badges? Where are they, mom?

Don't forget our friendly advice: if you notice someone who has a badge on their profile that you haven't managed to get yet, you can always try asking them how they got it! But be polite. Don't be like some people who rush in like hooligans and start smashing the place up, demanding to be fed information and a hamburger. Happy hunting!