Hi, I am a researcher who is interested in Github’s features and how do those features affect the community. I have some clarification questions about Github’s “contributor” badge and “first time contributor” badge. Could anybody help to answer them? Thanks a lot!
Before the “first time contributor” badge(See https://blog.github.com/2017-07-25-making-it-easier-to-grow-communities-on-github/) , I think Github already had a “contributor” badge for comments from who committed successfully before, correct? Do you guys happened to know when was the feature firstly implemented?
If a “contributor” badge already exists, what is the difference to bring a “first time badge”, I mean, if someone is not with the “contributor” badge, he or she would be a first time contributor, isn’t it? Why a new badge?