Even though we're run on a generic platform (aka StackExchange), I think it's safe to say that we have the right to our own identity, and consequently our own rules.
There are currently two elements of the site: the Enthusiast Badge and Fanatic Badge that both require a user visiting the site a certain number of consecutive days. Given that in Judaism we have days where computer use is forbidden (i.e. Shabbat and Yom Tov), it has become quite difficult, if not impossible to successfully obtain these badges.
Once again, I do not feel that this should be implemented across SE. Rather, if we are to eventually graduate and become our own site, the site should truly reflect Judaism, and changes should not just be limited to the design.
And to help the programmers implement: Given a Gregorian date, convert to Hebrew, and look if any of these days match:
- Every Saturday (i.e. the 7th day of the week)
- Two Days of Rosh Hashanah (Tishri 1 and 2)
- One day of Yom Kippur (Tishri 10)
- Five days for Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Tishri 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23)
- Four days of Pesach (Nisan 15, 16, 21 and 22)
- Two days of Shavuot (Sivan 6 and 7)
Note: for maximum compatibility, I have included two days of Yom Tov, as it is celebrated in the diaspora.