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I like badges, but I don't think I should have been given a Yearling badge yet... I've only been on SO for 49 days!

I saw a comment on another post saying that a cookie may have been to blame. I may have visited SO over a year ago as a guest, but I certainly didn't create an account back then!

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Ha, I just wrote a long comment, clicked on your link and saw that I was the person you're referring to. So... no further comment. – Pops Sep 29 '10 at 15:20
i dont think this is a big deal. – OTZ Sep 30 '10 at 2:36
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Your profile says you've been a member for 1 year and you have more than 200 points so you qualify.

It could be that when you visited Stack Overflow before you did create an account.

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It seems I'm confusing "Member for" with "Visited". I must be blind!! I guess I must have created an account back then... – BG100 Sep 29 '10 at 15:22

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