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Random Acts of Community badge now live!

Our latest badge on the Atlassian Community is a little different, and is inspired by the idea of random acts of kindness. We’ll be taking the opportunity every so often to award users with this badge to thank them for going above and beyond to help make the Atlassian Community special.

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The first recipient of this badge is Thomas Schlegel, in appreciation for his holiday countdown calendar! He took the initiative to establish this wonderful tradition back in 2017. For his third calendar, he interviewed Atlassians from across the company, and the result was truly special. Go check it out if you haven’t yet. Thank you Thomas, for establishing a delightful community tradition for three years and counting. ❄️

Our second award this month goes to Jimmy Seddon. A few months ago, I started offering high fives to users who provide five or more correct answers. Every week, I update the post, and every week, Jimmy comes back with a gif and a congratulatory note of his own. Thank you so much, Jimmy, and everyone else who keeps the energy going in that thread. 🎉

And finally, our third award for the month goes to Jon Chau, who has achieved something no other user has done: he has logged into this community over 25,000 times. (26,206 times, to be exact.) 🤯Either his cookie expires every 10 seconds (in which case he’s extremely dedicated) or he keeps coming back again and again (in which case he’s extremely dedicated). Jon, thank you so much for being a part of our community. if you’re at Summit this year, please stop by and say hello! We’ll save some special swag just for you. 

I’ll be back soon to acknowledge more Random Acts of Community. And if you see something special going on in the community (whether online or in-person) that you think should be acknowledged, our mailbox is always open at


Congrats you three. Well deserved! Keep up the great work.

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jan 31, 2020

@Thomas Schlegel and @Jon Chau congrats to both of you.  You guys definitely deserve this! 

 @Monique vdB thank you very much I'm truly honoured to receive this badge!


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Wow!  That is quite an accomplishment that I didn't know was possible.  Unfortunately I won't be at Summit this year, but I could send someone to stop by for me @Wansze Kong

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jan 31, 2020

@jon are you really sure? We could probably work on getting you some kind of discount if that's a blocker for you! But otherwise we'll look forward to meeting @Wansze Kong :) 

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What a lovely idea for a community badge! ♡ Congratulations @Jon Chau @Jimmy Seddon  & @Thomas Schlegel  - well deserved! 👏🏼

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Congratulations @Jon Chau

@Monique vdB I have been trying to convince him to attend Summit, but I’ll be more than happy to assist him. I look forward to meeting everyone in a couple months.

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What a badge! 💙 Congrats @Jon Chau , @Thomas Schlegel

@Jimmy Seddon you are awesome as always! 

Well deserved!

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Ollie Guan Community Leader Feb 01, 2020



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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Feb 01, 2020

Thank you so much and best wishes from one of Santa‘s elves. He‘s on vacation in my house until next holiday season!


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John M Funk Community Leader Feb 01, 2020

Congrats everyone - Well Earned!!!

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Kat Marketplace Partner Feb 01, 2020

What a fantastic badge idea and such worthy recipients.

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Esme Crutchley Community Leader Feb 01, 2020

Amazing badge idea - congrats to the first recipients! 

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Congrats for the badge!!!

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Darline Auguste Community Manager Feb 03, 2020

Congratulations everyone! Very well deserved :) 

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What an awesome idea @Monique vdB  - congrats to @Thomas Schlegel , @Jon Chau @Jimmy Seddon 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Feb 03, 2020

Love the spirit of this badge, and the first of our recipients are so deserving! 🎉

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Alison Atlassian Team Feb 04, 2020

Thanks for keeping the community fun and engaging @Monique vdB .

& Congrats @Thomas Schlegel @Jon Chau and @Jimmy Seddon  for making this a brighter place! 

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Veera Atlassian Team Feb 04, 2020
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Valerie Palmer Community Leader Feb 05, 2020

This is such a great community!  

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Emily Koch Atlassian Team Feb 05, 2020

Congrats @Thomas Schlegel , @Jon Chau , and @Jimmy Seddon ! Thanks for making the Community such a great place to be <3

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Congrats to all the recipients! Can't wait to see who is honored next!

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Vinod Ramadoss Community Leader Feb 10, 2020

Awesome, congrats  @Thomas Schlegel , @Jon Chau , and @Jimmy Seddon

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LarryBrock Community Leader Feb 11, 2020

This is the kind of award that makes me proud to be a member of this community!

Well done and congratulations @Thomas Schlegel , @Jimmy Seddon , and @Jon Chau !!!

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Antoine Berry Community Leader Feb 19, 2020

And there I was not even aware of the high-five thread. So many missed opportunities ! The calendar is a classic too by now, loved it.

Congrats to you three !

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I honestly have no idea how I can ever earn this badge....

Nothing I do is random: it's all calculated and well planned out.

Plus, none of it is "kind"... it is all - you guessed it - FUN ! ! 😎🤘🕺 Hah hah!

@Thomas Schlegel @Jon Chau and @Jimmy_Seddon : great job and thoroughly well deserved! You guys are great examples of Community and what it is all about. CONGRATULATIONS 🌟🏆👏

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