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How does one find which tags they created?
Can I find out which tags I have created?

Once you've got taxonomist, could there be a way to find out wich tag helped you get it? Today I logged in and much to my surprise I got one! Only thing I did was changing some tags like office2007 -> office-2007 and some others (I don't recall every retag I've done, and the system doesn't allow to see a list of one's edits to others questions/answers).

I guess I had (slim) hopes to get one, but it really came as a surprise, as I imagined someone else would have made (for example) office-2007 before, and then got edited because of the office2007 majority, so in any case the one who would get the taxonomist badge would be the original poster.

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marked as duplicate by Timothy Carter, Ian Elliott, Kyle Cronin Aug 8 '09 at 16:17

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If your question is, "What tag got me this badge?" you posted a dupe in your own question. If it's, "Why did I get this badge for doing x?", then edit it as so. –  Eric Aug 8 '09 at 14:34

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Nope, you can never find out what contributed to getting any particular badge.

This is by design, although it's not the most popular design decision in the world.

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It's just that it feels a bit weird to receive a badge and not knowing why. –  perbert Aug 8 '09 at 16:02
    
Well the why is missing from every badge. –  Ian Elliott Aug 8 '09 at 16:04
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You are right, but most are either generic (Voted 300 times, Left 10 comments, etc), close on time (First edit, First flagged post) or easy to check (Question favorited by 25 users, Answer voted up 100 times). The only badge I can see in the list (may be missing one) that is impossible to check how you got it (unless you have a very good memory and are certain that no one created that tag before) is Taxonomist. –  perbert Aug 8 '09 at 16:10
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@voyager: If I get a Nice Answer badge, unless I happen to have been watching that answer it would take a lot of work to find out which one it is. –  Jon Skeet Aug 8 '09 at 16:47

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