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As of June 2013, this badge is no longer awarded as the FAQ has been changed to the Help Center all across the network

I've just seen this new badge on Stack Overflow, how does it work?

Is it awarded when I've read all section of the FAQ? I've done that but did not earn the badge.

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Some of the sections are collapsed. You need to expand all of the sections in the table of contents, which you can do by clicking on the headers of the sections, or by using the table of contents on the right sidebar.

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I'm pretty sure to have done that. I'm gonna try again. –  Fabio Aug 24 '11 at 23:41
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@Fabio Check your dropdown (hover over username), then, as this is one of those badges for which the banner announcement is suppressed, AFAICT. –  jonsca Aug 24 '11 at 23:44
    
Nope, I got the banner announcement (on TeX - LaTeX) –  doncherry Aug 24 '11 at 23:45
    
@don I didn't get a banner on either SO or Meta. Perhaps it varies by site and/or the badge count of the user, then. –  jonsca Aug 24 '11 at 23:45
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@Jonsca got it... –  Fabio Aug 24 '11 at 23:46
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@Fabio Great! You may now add "Analyst" after you title. –  jonsca Aug 24 '11 at 23:49
    
It might have something to do with these mysterious deploys or rebuilds? While I managed to get the badge on TeX - LaTeX and TeX - LaTeX Meta, I can't seem to get it here. –  doncherry Aug 24 '11 at 23:49
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Now I got it, too. Crazy world. Long live the Analysts. –  doncherry Aug 24 '11 at 23:52
    
@jonska why should I add Analyst in the title? Is this badge named differently in other SE sites? –  Fabio Aug 24 '11 at 23:54
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@Fabio Oh, sorry, I was kidding -- I meant,since you earned it, add it after your job title on your business card. –  jonsca Aug 24 '11 at 23:56
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I never got the bar on SO or Meta. –  Lance Roberts Aug 25 '11 at 0:42
    
I left and came back, and it was awarded with the bar. –  Ben Mosher Aug 25 '11 at 18:42
    
Well, it seems I have got my Analytical badge yet, though I have expand and carefully read all FAQ. –  YCFlame Dec 7 '11 at 2:57
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@YCFlame At first, I tried clicking on each section in the floating nav menu to the right, but to no avail. Then I clicked through again, except this time I waited for the orange to completely fade out (takes maybe 4 or 5 seconds). After clicking all of them that way, I got the badge. –  D.Tate Dec 13 '11 at 17:38
    
Like some of you guys for me it only appears when hovered over the username and not in the actual badges page. Ta –  MalsR Jan 26 '12 at 11:46
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In Firefox I found that if I return to the FAQ page or refresh, some of the sections that I thought I'd visited already weren't darkened so I opened them again. After a couple times they were all dark (except "What if I need more help?") and then I got the badge.

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you should probably submit a bug about this rather than posting it here –  wax eagle Jun 8 '12 at 19:53
    
I first clicked all the links on the side really quickly. 30 minutes later I clicked expand all and waited until the badge was awarded. Took about 15 minutes. Did this on MSO and C.SE. On main SO I only clicked the links on the side really quickly. Still awarded. Using Chrome 26 on Win 7. –  fredsbend Apr 19 '13 at 18:25
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I first clicked all the links on the side really quickly. 30 minutes later I clicked expand all and waited until the badge was awarded. Took about 15 minutes. Did this on MSO and C.SE. On main SO I only clicked the links on the side really quickly. Still awarded. Using Chrome 26 on Win 7.

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