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I offered a bounty on another person's question on Web Apps yesterday, but did not receive the Investor badge.

When I awarded the bounty today, I did receive the Altruist badge. I still have not received the Investor badge.

What's wrong?

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This was a bug in the badge related to owner-less questions (<> NULL comparison in SQL, ultimately).

It'll be fixed in a build going out momentarily.

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and we will recieve the badge at that point of time? – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:07
@RishabhPoddar - you'll get it as soon as it runs (up to 5 minutes after). – Nick Craver May 7 '12 at 17:09
5 mins? It been more than 5 hrs. 5 minutes is what every usual badge takes. – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:11
@RishabhPoddar Nick has to push a build. Badges will run after that. – Sathya May 7 '12 at 17:12
Okay, thanks for that. – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:13
@RishabhPoddar - check your badges screen :) – Nick Craver May 7 '12 at 17:23
Thanks for that. – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:36

The user who asked that question, "user8144," appears to be deleted. You may never receive the Investor badge for that particular bounty.

A similar issue was reported at Did not receive investor badge, does the bounty need to expire/be awarded?. Colin never did get his Investor badge.

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but then I got the badge other batch when I manually awarded the bounty? - Now that's a contradiction to your answer. – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:03
I never said you wouldn't get Altruist. Where's the contradiction? – Pops May 7 '12 at 17:04
So, because of the deleted OP of the question I will never get Invester; but it does not affects the Altruist at all? Why different rules for fairly similar badges? – user221287 May 7 '12 at 17:06
Thanks to Nick's fix, Rishabh and Colin both have their official shiny Investor badges. I'm leaving this answer here mostly for the link. – Pops May 7 '12 at 17:32

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