What is an accolade?
Accolades are awarded to members who have done something to better the site for everyone. The most common way of earning one is by submitting a bug report that leads to a fix or improvement, but there are other ways of earning them.
Most accolades look like trophies or ribbons, but some special accolades are available for above-and-beyond service or during certain site events.
Accolades highlight great community members and demonstrate our sincere appreciation for your contributions. The two minutes you spend filling out a bug report could prevent hundreds of others from having the same problem.