I love how you are on top of things Mark. Fact is, I have stepped down as active core contributor to focus on my other duties in the project. For a while I haven't been able to live up to my own expectations of the core position.
The new badge has replaced a badge which holds significant meaning and well deserved respect. Especially to me, I literally pursued the position for a very long time. But it's time to take charge of the flarum future as my sole responsibility instead. Something I have been doing since the foundation adopted the software, but with stable on our irises, it's now an even more pressing priority.