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I know why questions, answers and some other aspects of the site are color-coded and what they mean but I can't find why badges are color-coded. I'll include a snapshot to show what I mean.

Snapshot of badge colors

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Tag badges appear in white. When you earn enough upvotes and answers in a given tag you earn one of those badges (100 up and 20 answers, for bronze, 400 up and 80 answers for silver, 1000 up and 200 answers for gold). General badges appear in black.

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Thanks for the clear answer :) – tmwoods Mar 10 '13 at 1:22
@tmwoods glad to help! – Hugo Dozois Mar 10 '13 at 1:24
You earned rightfully your first Nice Answer badge! :) – Shadow Wizard Mar 11 '13 at 13:44
@ShaWizDowArd Awesome just noticed !! – Hugo Dozois Mar 11 '13 at 14:02

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