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The Tag page, Popular view shows @ 116 Tags with other 50 instances, but the Taxonomist badge page only shows 72 Taxonomist Badges. What happened to the other 44?

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Can the badge be awarded more than once? If not, then that could be the problem. (Someone creating more than one tag) – jjnguy Nov 9 '10 at 21:45
There may have been special "seed" tags, too. – user27414 Nov 9 '10 at 21:48
@jinguy, well, that could be it. – Lance Roberts Nov 9 '10 at 21:51
@jjnguy, Taxonomist cannot be awarded multiple times. – Pops Nov 9 '10 at 22:02
@jjnguy, no, quite the opposite, that is the explanation. Or at least, it must contribute. If I create two tags that each get used 50 times, I'll only get one Taxonomist badge. – Pops Nov 9 '10 at 22:30
@jjnguy, no I think that's it. When you would get a second badge it just doesn't award it, thereby creating holes. They should find a way to have the Taxonomist page display them all in a group per user. You might want to make an answer out of your comment, but I hope that a mod chimes in and lets us know for sure. – Lance Roberts Nov 9 '10 at 22:30
@Pop @Lance, yeah, duh. That is what I was getting at in my first comment....duh. I confused myself somehow. – jjnguy Nov 9 '10 at 22:42
Lance and @jjnguy, someone resurrected this topic here. – Pops Nov 30 '11 at 21:36
duplicate of List of all badges with full descriptions – gnat Jul 22 '13 at 11:09
This isn't even close to being a duplicate. It's about a displaying discrepancy. – Lance Roberts Jul 22 '13 at 13:09
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Can the badge be awarded more than once? If not, then that could be the problem.

Someone could create more than one tag eligible for taxonomist, and then there would be holes in the Taxonomist badges.

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