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I recently achieved a flag weight of 500 over on StackOverflow. I am curious as to why that has not resulted in my earning the Deputy badge. I realize that the description of the badge states that you must "achieve a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately", but a fair number of my flags have not come directly through the review interface. I tend to spend most of my time browsing the site for questions I can answer, and flagging questions and answers that I happen across that I think should be flagged. Is this my problem? Do I need to have spent my time actually in the review interface?

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"Is this my problem" heavens no. If only everyone went through old answers and questions to clean them up!! Your problem is simply time. Get a good night's sleep and the badge will be there in the morning(ish). –  corsiKa Nov 19 '11 at 6:14
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Congrats for your deputy badge :) –  Mat Nov 19 '11 at 9:28

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Just wait a while. Some badges are awarded immediately, but others are not - an automated process generates them every so often.

So be patient, shouldn't take more than a day (in my experience).

From How do "badges" work?:

In some cases badges gained or lost may not show up immediately, but will instead be awarded the next time the system recalculates badges, which occurs periodically.

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+1; I ran into the same problem last night and woke up to a shiny new badge (Electorate). –  Merlyn Morgan-Graham Nov 19 '11 at 6:36

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