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I received a notification tonight that I had earned Yearling on Area 51:


However, it's not showing on my Area 51 page:

Area51 badges

It also doesn't appear in my network profile, so it's not a problem with the display in Area 51:

Network profile

What's up with this? Do I have an invisible badge, or did I receive an erroneous notification?

(And by the way, if the badge is supposed to be there, shouldn't I have two of them? I've had over 200 reputation points there for rather a while, so either I had it on my first anniversary, or I should have gained the badge when I got it after that.)

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

You earned the Yearling badge on the Area 51 Discussion site, where it does indeed appear on your profile.

Usually there'd be a link with the notification that would have taken you to the right profile, but it seems to be absent for Area 51 Discussion site badge notifications in a similar way that the profile links for per-site meta notifications are AWOL.

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Oh! Thanks; I didn't realize. Does the notification icon say "discussion" and I just can't see it? – Monica Cellio Dec 16 '12 at 0:36
Nope, it's a bit misleading. I checked your network profile activity, which does have a link to the relevant badge page. – Tim Stone Dec 16 '12 at 0:39
From experience, the link is always absent from per-site Meta notifications (a tad annoying sometimes). – animuson Dec 16 '12 at 0:40

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