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Did the margins for the silver & gold specialty badges change recently?
I reached 400 votes for the sql-server tag on SO, but it's been ~2 days and still haven't been awarded the badge. I gather there's a delay to make sure votes aren't reversed/etc...

On a side note, what does it take to get a Citizen Patrol badge? I've flagged numerous things, comments and questions alike.

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Unrelated: I get the impression "urban hanggliding" is sarcastic and made-up... but it sounds incredibly awesome. Now I need to investigate the logistics of it... –  Tom Ritter Feb 10 '10 at 19:26
    
@Tom: On par with base jumping - rather illegal. Forgot my bio was populated on meta... –  OMG Ponies Feb 10 '10 at 19:31
    
@OMG Not concerned about the illegality, concerned about how likely the cross-winds would be to kill you... –  Tom Ritter Feb 10 '10 at 22:08
    
Don't forget not all badge awarding processes run every 5 minutes. Some like the tag badges appear to only run on every couple of days (or that's what it appeared like when I hit 400 votes for c#). Or you might actually need 401 votes! –  ChrisF Feb 10 '10 at 23:34
    
@ChrisF: I realize that - that's why I mentioned that it's been two days now. I'm at 403 now... –  OMG Ponies Feb 11 '10 at 1:57
    
Gah! 404 now, so I've surpassed the 3 (assuming credited) in the CW post... –  OMG Ponies Feb 11 '10 at 5:26
    
Got the badge this morning –  OMG Ponies Feb 11 '10 at 15:41

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

As for your second question (citizen patrol badge):

You can't get it for flagging comments, as according to Jeff Atwood it's "Not possible, as comments aren't logged in the same way as posts."

And with questions/answers, you only get it for flagging as spam/offensive. Again, Jeff says it "is only awarded for spam and offensive flags, as we moved the mod flags to another table. So if you really want it, flag spam/offensive." (see his comment towards the bottom). As of 2011-02-09, "Flagging for moderator attention now counts for the Citizen Patrol badge. This change applies retroactively."

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+1: Thanks, I've been wondering for a while now. –  OMG Ponies Feb 10 '10 at 22:17
    
The answer you link to informs: 2011-02-09: Flagging for moderator attention now counts for the Citizen Patrol badge. This change applies retroactively. –  Erwin Brandstetter Jan 14 '12 at 1:24
    
@ErwinBrandstetter - Thanks, updated. –  Alconja Jan 14 '12 at 11:12

Votes in community wiki questions don't count towards tag badges. Perhaps some of your 400 votes are in CW questions.

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Plausible - shouldn't that be reflected in the stats page for the tag? –  OMG Ponies Feb 10 '10 at 19:23
    
@OMG Ponies: FWIW, stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3A135152+[sql-server]+wiki%3A1 just gives one result, with three upvotes. So you're not terribly far away from the badge. –  balpha Feb 10 '10 at 19:28
    
@balpha: Thx, but I've never seen rep credit from that answer, and I watched the stats page - it didn't appear to show up there either. Or it was really delayed. –  OMG Ponies Feb 10 '10 at 19:29
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I'm pretty sure the stats page already omits wiki posts. –  mmyers Feb 10 '10 at 19:56

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