As of late, I've been looking over the forum's nooks and crannies in hopes of finding some feature which I somehow overlooked in the past 11 months of my being here.
I've looked at the list of Badges one can earn here and have also looked at the list of User Groups. What I don't understand is why there is a group called "MATE Developers" and also a badge called "MATE Contributor". I would tend to guess that the former means that you work on MATE enough that you've been admitted to the MATE Core Team, and that the latter means you just, once, contributed code to the MATE Project as a one-shot, not intending on becoming a full-time developer per se. Is this assertion true?
OK, I'll admit that this question is somewhat self-motivated: I have contributed to several MATE projects several times as a "guest", instead of contributing enough to become a "MATE developer", and I noticed I don't have the "MATE Contributor" badge. I wanted to ensure that I don't have it because I would have to do some extra steps before I could get it. It's not the most important thing in the world, but it's symbolic at least.