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On stackoverflow I see many different ways to get badges. Besides collecting just a list of badges for various tasks, do any badges award reputation points when you get them? I ask because I know certain things only become available when you have certain reputation point levels.

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Not directly, but some badges indicate that you got lots of upvotes for your post. – Bo Persson Feb 22 '13 at 17:16
Badges don't give rep but a very small number of actions are allowed only for people with specfic badges – Kate Gregory Feb 22 '13 at 17:17
@KateGregory What actions are unlockable by badge only? Never heard of that. – Wesley Murch Feb 22 '13 at 17:33
@WesleyMurch funny you should ask: – Kate Gregory Feb 22 '13 at 17:37
@KateGregory Ah, so I can be a Moderator if I get those badges? ;) "Reviewer" is just another badge, not an unlockable action. – Wesley Murch Feb 22 '13 at 17:39
@WesleyMurch well you can't if you don't :-) – Kate Gregory Feb 22 '13 at 17:40
"Hi Wesley, we think you're a perfect candidate for Moderator, all your paperwork checks out, we don't have any other applicants, buuuuuutt we noticed you don't have Strunk and White. Thanks, sorry, good luck." ;) – Wesley Murch Feb 22 '13 at 17:41
@WesleyMurch Reminded me of "Dear Peter Wiggin: This letter is to inform you that you have received enough upvotes on your reddit comments to become president of the world. Please be at the UN tomorrow at 8:00 sharp." :) – Bill the Lizard Feb 22 '13 at 17:48
up vote 5 down vote accepted

No, none of the badges award any reputation. You'll gain reputation for many of the actions required to get badges, but no extra reputation is awarded for a badge itself.

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