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Here on Meta Stack Overflow, when I look at the info page for a tag, I see the progress toward the Research Assistant badge.

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In other sites, I don't see it, even if I am a 20K user. For example, I don't see it on:

I do see it on the following sites, even if I am not a 10K user:

When is the badge progress shown?

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Weird, I see it on all sites even Beta and even where my rep is really low. – Shadow Wizard Jan 17 '13 at 21:42
    
All in a sudden, I have the feeling the answer is really simple. I hope not. :) – kiamlaluno Jan 17 '13 at 21:44
    
Bah! I knew it! It is simply shown in those sites where you don't have it. I confused that badge with another one. I guess I should delete this question. It is not really helpful to anybody, is it? – kiamlaluno Jan 17 '13 at 21:47
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Well, it's not trivial that it's not showing once you already got it, so add it as answer for the sake of other poor souls like us. ;) – Shadow Wizard Jan 17 '13 at 21:53
    
Let's see if a developer comments saying the progress toward the badge should be seen in any case, and it was not shown because a bug. :) – kiamlaluno Jan 17 '13 at 21:56
    
You know any "Summon Dev" spell? I lost my scroll... :P – Shadow Wizard Jan 17 '13 at 21:59
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I see you're making fine progress towards the Japanese Erotica bage. – Won't Jan 17 '13 at 22:01
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It was simpler than I thought: The badge progress is shown only on sites where the badge is not already assigned. The user's reputation, as well as the fact the user is a moderator, doesn't matter.

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I seem to be blind - where can I find my badge progress? – Spontifixus Feb 6 '13 at 17:02
    
@Spontifixus For this one in particular, go to any tag wiki and look in the right-hand column. – Matthew Read Feb 11 '15 at 4:54
    
@MatthewRead Wow. An answer more than two years after my question ;) – Spontifixus Feb 12 '15 at 22:06

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