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Is there a page somewhere that lists all the badges that are available on StackOverflow (and what is required to earn them)?

I was thinking someone must have asked this question before, but my searches came up empty.

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marked as duplicate by yoozer8, Martijn Pieters, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson Mar 21 '13 at 14:43

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That's 'cause it's linked to on every page... See also:… – Shog9 Jan 29 '10 at 21:06
Well don't I look silly :( – devuxer Jan 29 '10 at 21:09

Except the Generalist badge (throws NotImplementedException) and the Beta badge (no longer relevant), all badges on the page can still be earned, along with specialized badges for every tag.

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Might be nice if they could take Beta 'off' the badges page, or possibly on the bottom in a section called 'Previous Badges'. – Tyler Carter Jan 29 '10 at 21:20
Why? Those who already have the badge have lifetime support -- for testing the system with a lot of subjective and poll "questions" and answers. – xmm0 Jan 29 '10 at 21:21
"for testing the system with a lot of subjective and poll "questions" and answers" Hey now! Some of us didn't participate in those (well, not much anyway) and argued against their existence. Is was the first big schism around here. The much feared and hated Community Wiki police are the resulting compromise. – dmckee Jan 29 '10 at 23:19
@dmckee: you guys are legends and truly deserve your Beta badge. If the community is not degenerated into Yahoo answers, it's totally Because of You! You set the social foundations of the community quite well. – xmm0 Jan 30 '10 at 0:07
That sounds all together too heroic and intentional: we somehow, not quite knowing what we did, groped and muddled our way into something that mostly works... – dmckee Jan 30 '10 at 0:24

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