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I was recently awarded an excavator badge for something that I did not do. Is this a bug of some sort?

The question that I supposedly excavated was last edited several months ago, and I have not edited any questions recently either. My recent activity was limited to a few upvotes and comments. (I did edit the comments).

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I don't understand why you say that you don't deserve this badge.

You definitely edited that question, on May 19, 2011. The last activity on that question was back in October 13, 2010 when systempuntoout originally posted it and RegDwight answered it.

The reason you only earned it today is because the badge is brand new, and just got awarded for the first time today.

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Thanks, how quickly I forget what happened months ago... –  Jay Elston Aug 15 '11 at 14:55
    
Oh, so that's why I suddenly got it on three separate SE sites in one day! –  Daniel δ Aug 15 '11 at 19:05
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This badge is new; it was just introduced today. That's why it came with a delay of 3 months – technically, you earned it back then. It just didn't exist yet.

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The badge has been introduced only today, and it's awarded retroactively.

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