This practice has been around for more than a decade now. People do wonderful things for a shiny display name and some respect online. While this is free labour, how many of you are making use of this ? What do you give in return ?
Some of them are very dedicated and still get nothing much in return. When I was a new, a badge meant a lot. I am sure that a lot of people still think the same.
It is mostly the quest to prove themselves, make a reputation and get some love online.