Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 155 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I earned the necromancer badge 1 hour ago. I wasn't online 1 hour ago. I earned it for a post which was last edited on the 10th of September, last year. What's going on here?

share|improve this question
4  
Necromancers are sorcerers using black magic to animate dead bodies. So it is only logically the badge is awarded when you are not looking. – Toon Krijthe Jan 28 '13 at 13:05

Badges are awarded in a batch process. The batch process ran 1 hour ago.

Moreover, the necromancer badge has a vote requirement; you need 5 upvotes on the post before it is eligible for the badge, and you don't need to be online to receive votes either. :-)

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .