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Yesterday I just got the Informed badge for reading the new about page, I was awarded the badge, but my badge count on the top still shows 28 bronze badges even though I now have 29 after being awarded the badge.

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I just tried that and it happened to me as well. – jackJoe Jan 17 '13 at 18:58
    
Hmm. It may be either delayed or site specific, as the one I got on askdifferent is registering, but my SO one (which I got later) is not. – Jaydles Jan 17 '13 at 19:25
    
@Jaydles I got it last night, so unless there is a very long delay it might just be an SO issue. – KDiTraglia Jan 17 '13 at 19:27
    
A fix will go live shortly. – Emmett Jan 17 '13 at 20:26
    
@Emmett status-completed? – Emrakul Jan 17 '13 at 22:26
up vote 10 down vote accepted

This is fixed now. The Informed badge, being the first badge that is awarded immediately, uses a slightly different code path, and so this bug came along with it.

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Nice! Is this new badge announced anywhere? (here on Meta or blog) – Shadow Wizard Jan 17 '13 at 22:50
    
We'll likely announce the new about page in blog post soon. The badge may get a mention. – Emmett Jan 17 '13 at 22:57
    
@Emmett you should mention it in the new about page! Oh wait... Also thanks for the quick fix! – KDiTraglia Jan 17 '13 at 23:07
    
The problem is still persisting; no Informed tag is being awarded to users even after going through about page! help!! – Rahul Dhangar Jun 13 '14 at 22:55

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