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For some time now, I've been noticing that, in the Recent Badges section of the right sidebar of, only silver badges are being shown.

Is it a bug, or do we have no more users earning bronze badges, leaving only the silver ones for more active users?

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Is this still correct? I can see bronze badges on the home page. Unless home is not "" ? – RichardTheKiwi Sep 26 '12 at 0:30
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We stopped showing bronze on the homepage because they were so commonly awarded.

Only silver or better are shown.

This is only a display issue and has nothing to do with the badges themselves or how they are awarded.

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Hah, I'd just finished writing the same answer, only I had to include a disclaimer about "informed speculation". – mmyers Jul 2 '09 at 14:45
This was posted at the same time as my answer (which I'll now go and delete) & I was just guessing. – ChrisF Jul 2 '09 at 14:51

Which badges are you talking about, all bronze badges?

Here's a user who earned a bronze badge today

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See Jeff's post. It's not that they aren't being awarded -- they just aren't being displayed on the homepage. – Dinah Jul 2 '09 at 14:48
Not sure if that was directed at me or the OP, but I never said they weren't being awarded. – Ian Elliott Jul 2 '09 at 14:50

I noticed a while back that you don't get your bronze badge for nice answer (or related) if you happen to have a question that was previously given that badge and happened to fall below the limit.

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