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A user earns the yearling badge for being

active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation.

But I found a user who asked a great question some years ago and he is still getting reputation for it. He was last seen on the site on Feb 11 '12 at 12:36, however he earned the yearling badge again on may 28 at 19:00.

I understand that the most users don't earn so much reputation without being active on the site, but could we add a requirement to have been seen in the last year?

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Meh, who cares. He may be a yearling, but he ain't no fanatic. – Yannis Jul 9 '13 at 10:55
"Active member for a year" - there should be at least something on your activity list to count as active. Otherwise we're just giving a badge for having registered. Badges should surely be there to reward something good. Completely failing to be active doesn't deserve even a bronze badge, let alone a silver one. – AndrewC Jul 9 '13 at 11:18
If a badge is awarded to someone that never signs on, is that person motivated? – Gilbert Le Blanc Jul 9 '13 at 15:01

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