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Why do I have so many badges?

I just got a Great Answer badge on this site but I have not answered any questions. Go look

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Aug 29 '09 at 2:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

You found your own dupe. – random Aug 28 '09 at 15:51
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You had an answer on the question, What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon?

You scored the Great Answer badge when it was on SO. Then it was migrated here, and you clocked the badge here. You kept that badge when it was moved back.

You don't lose any badge you earn. Unless it was Beta.

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