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I've been awarded a silver badge (Necromancer) but the badge is not shown on my profile; is this a bug?

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You don't see dead badges? stackoverflow.com/badges/17/necromancer?userid=144408 – random Aug 25 '10 at 5:19
    
I mean for meta stackoverflow badges meta.stackoverflow.com/users/132194/shahjapan here in top it shows shahjapan 199 1 silver 6 bronze but on my profile page only 6 badges are displayed – shahjapan Aug 25 '10 at 5:22
    
This is most likely the same issue as this one. It may be that you had received downvotes on an answer, but a bug that caused downvotes to cease existence triggered you to get the badge. A subsequent cleanup would result in destroying the badge when the downvotes return. – Grace Note Aug 25 '10 at 14:27
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I also cannot see that badge in your profile, and you don't appear in the list of Necromancer winners. How do you know it was awarded to you? Did you get a notification bar at the top of MSO?

Sometimes it takes a few hours or even days for the system to award an earned badge. Normally, I'd say that if you were tracking the criteria (Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more.) manually, you might just need to wait a bit.

In your case, though, I'm not sure you've met the criteria. (I'm also not sure you haven't.) I only see one answer for you, posted Feb 23 for a question asked Dec 4. That's >60 days, so the first criterion is met. Its score is 3 (+5/-2). It's possible that its net score was 5 at one point, but if it was downvoted to below 5 before the Necromancer award script was run, you wouldn't get the badge.

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The presence of a silver "1" is the main indication. This is looking more and more similar to the other thread I linked, right down to a 5/-2 score on the same question. That user also had a silver badge listed in the flair yet not on the profile, but shortly after posting the question that silver badge disappeared. – Grace Note Aug 25 '10 at 14:44
    
@Grace, yeah, your comment appeared while I was typing up this answer (it took me a while). You're likely right. – Pops Aug 25 '10 at 15:09

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