Aren’t we give JIRA permission for new comer to log into JIRA and assign tickets? IMO we need to give those basic permissions. JIRA site says, new user need to request for JIRA permissions. But I believe basic permissions to create, comment and assign JIRA should be there.
I agree with this. I was trying to think a way to lower spammers and I think this is a good start. By having those badges, we can make sure at least they are active and not creating random accounts and spam.