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My question is specifically for badges in a particular tag. I've heard that the rules have been changed.

How and when can one get bronze, silver and gold badges for a specific tag, say ? What are the new rules governing these badges?

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on my list to document them today on the badge page – waffles Sep 8 '10 at 3:04
And thus this question has been denounced of its FAQ fame, to decend into the darkness and have a slow, cold death. May it rest in peace. – Richard J. Ross III Jul 24 '13 at 3:50
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What are tag badges?

Tag badges are, well, badges which are awarded to users for achieving a certain score in a specific tag.

Which tags are eligible for badges?

A tag must appear on a minimum of 100 questions to be considered for tag badges.

How do I earn each type of tag badge?

  • Bronze: Have a total tag score of 100 across a minimum of 20 answers

  • Silver: Have a total tag score of 400 on a minimum of 80 answers

  • Gold: Have a total tag score of 1,000 on a minimum of 200 answers

What is this tag score you speak of?

A tag score is basically the combined total of all the upvotes (+1) and downvotes (-1) you've accumulated on answers under that specific tag (votes on questions do not count). As well, posts which are in community wiki status or that have been deleted do not count towards your tag score. Tag scores are only recalculated once daily, at 03:00 UTC.

My tag badge can't be revoked, like normal badges, right?

Wrong. Tag badges, unlike normal badges, are automatically revoked upon a tag score recalculation if the tag is no longer eligible to have badges, or you no longer have the required tag score or minimum valid answer count for the badge.

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As total score is now calculated as the difference between upvotes and downvotes, shouldn't the tag badge description template be changed to reflect this? It still says "Earned X upvotes for answers..." – BoltClock's a Unicorn Sep 24 '10 at 10:40
Bronze badge: Silver badge: Why does the 400 upvote badge have an ID of 47 when the 100 upvote one has an ID of 86? I assume the IDs are created when someone is first awarded a badge. So someone got 400 upvotes before they got 100 upvotes? – neubert Mar 24 '13 at 5:40

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