Tuesday, October 26, 2010
New badge: Original iReporters

We want to take a moment to honor the pioneering iReporters who joined our community in the early months of CNN iReport, or ireport.com as it was known back in 2008.


badge We rolled out the Original iReporter badge over the weekend to formally recognize the 77,678 iReport beta testers who stuck with us through our growing pains, the “one-star bandit,” and our blue-and-orange color scheme. You'll see the badges when you look at their profile pages.


CNN iReport has changed a lot since then – we officially became a part of CNN.com, we've launched ambitious projects like Home and Away, the Haiti missing project, the iReport Global Challenge, and the CNN iReport boot camp, not to mention that we've grown into a community of more than 690,000 registered iReporters.


One thing that hasn't changed is our determination to give people all over the world an opportunity to be a part of the news by sharing their view of the world. Thank you for being a part of our community.

October 26, 2010
Click to view MarieSager's profile

Thank you David and Staff for all of your help, support and encouragement over the years! It truly has been a learning experience.   I've truly enjoyed the iReport Journey and all the friends made along the way.

October 26, 2010
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Thank you it has been a long and winding road upwards, but we did manage to climb it.  Thanks for all the help and for being there for all of us.

October 26, 2010

Glad to be part of CNN I-Report!!!!

October 28, 2010
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WOW I am happy to be here since February 2008 thanks davidw for me recogniton OMG

October 28, 2010
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thanks to all CNN Staff too for our recognition and for our happy face with glasses BADGE and my deepest thanks to davidw for all the patience he has had with me,

since I joined

October 28, 2010
Click to view Ryn's profile

Awww that is nice!

Thank you for putting up with all of us.

It has been worth every minute of ups and downs

OMG the one star bandit

Thank you for doing away with that voting system and getting a handle on the trolls.

A member since March 2008

November 12, 2010
Click to view PrincessSA's profile

Hi there CNN Producers I dont want to sound like a big cry baby- Just 1 question - I had the i-reporter superstar badge beside my "Princess SA" name then all of a sudden it disappeared...What happened?? One of my i-reports was aired,one on Cnn Blog and one - on i-list and the rest (not all)vetted by CNN and carry the CNN badge.  Does the Superstar badge last only for a month and then expires?? Just puzzled and wondering why the badge was taken away after so long.

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