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On Science Fiction & Fantasy SE, no one to date has earned the Generalist badge. I looked at one of the highest contributors (obviously not me), and here are the numbers in the site's top 40 tags:

  • story-identification 95
  • harry-potter 1786
  • star-trek 617
  • star-wars 2068
  • movie 169
  • comics 88
  • lord-of-the-rings 645
  • marvel-comics 108
  • doctor-who 8
  • dc-comics 78
  • star-trek-tng 179
  • tv 13
  • futurama 0
  • books 65
  • time-travel 113
  • short-stories 15
  • x-men 60
  • novel 4
  • aliens 58
  • magic 68
  • avengers 5
  • tolkien 141
  • stargate 46
  • a-song-of-ice-and-fire 0
  • batman 45
  • superman 46
  • the-matrix 65
  • video-games 29
  • game-of-thrones 0
  • george-r-r-martin 0
  • suggested-order 7
  • technology 56
  • voldemort 159
  • star-trek-voyager 56
  • plot 0
  • robots 96
  • battlestar-galactica 0
  • stargate-sg1 17
  • the-hobbit 127
  • fantasy-genre 35

If you count them up, that's 28 tags where the user has >15 score. Yet no one has been awarded the Generalist badge on the whole site? Is this a bug?

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marked as duplicate by Lance Roberts, Jim, Martijn Pieters, ЯegDwight, ChrisF Apr 2 '13 at 21:14

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But are they all top 40 tags? –  Hugo Dozois Apr 2 '13 at 19:09
    
@HugoDozois - yes, those are the top 40 site tags –  SSumner Apr 2 '13 at 19:09
    
See also.. –  Keen Apr 2 '13 at 21:02
    
@Keen - I don't know how I missed that. Exactly my question –  SSumner Apr 2 '13 at 21:07
    
I don't know if anyone could believe this but a moderator declined my flag to migrate this to sci-fi saying there was no evidence to support it. I'm guessing it was declined by yesterday's expert. –  Lance Roberts Apr 3 '13 at 1:59

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The reason is likely that one or more of the Top 40 tags does not at least have 200 questions associated with it.

I'll bet if you check out each of the tags you'll find at least one or two of them have less than 200 questions. There have been multiple meta questions related to the less than adequate wording of the Generalist Badge and its bizarre classification as a silver badge.

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Oops, I answered the same thing after your comment. I'll give you the accept though. –  SSumner Apr 2 '13 at 19:15

Upon reviewing, after sizlettervariables' comment, only the top 11 tags have 200+ questions. Tag 40 is still only at 66 questions. According to the link he provided, the site does not meet the badge criteria. My apologies for not researching this more thorough.

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