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Didn’t get notifications for Custodian badge

I earned 6x Custodian badges but didn't receive a notification for any. Is this a bug or by design?

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marked as duplicate by Yannis, Martijn Pieters, jonsca, kiamlaluno, Mark Trapp Oct 19 '12 at 17:23

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Bronze badges don't generate notifications for users that are considered "veterans"... – Yannis Oct 19 '12 at 16:40
@YannisRizos "Veterans"? What's the criteria for that? My rep is 5462 at the time of this writing. – Paul Fleming Oct 19 '12 at 16:42
@YannisRizos Only some bronze badges don't generate notifications. Some of them (such as "Nice Answer") always generate a notification. – Mysticial Oct 19 '12 at 16:44
@Flem That's a good Meta question ;) I have no idea what the exact criteria is, and what badges are affected. – Yannis Oct 19 '12 at 16:51
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Copying Kevin Montrose's answer on a similar question on Meta Programmers:

Most of the bronze badges don't notify users who are considered "veterans" of the network, which is (loosely) defined as having accounts on multiple non-meta sites.

The rationale is that getting a notification everytime you join a new site and, say, downvote gets a tad annoying after a while.

Custodian, being one of the "you did one thing"-bronze badges is one of those who's notifications are suppressed.

While I don't know what the exact criteria is, I'm certainly glad Geoff manually set IsVeteran on my account and I no longer get notifications for every silly bronze badge.

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