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I've done two bounties for my own questions (1 and 2). If you go to my Promoter badge home page then you see a description:

Promoter First bounty you offered on your own question.

developer earned this badge 1 time

I suppose it to be a bug because it should either list only the first bounty and doesn't show the number of times or list all the bounties. I think the description should be corrected. "Earned this badge 1 time" text should be removed for badges you can only get once.

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Promoter and Benefactor are, like Editor or Mortarboard, one-time only badges. Editor shows the same effect... curiously, Mortarboard does not. – Grace Note Feb 8 '11 at 17:45
@Grace: Mortarboard does not because it can't show a question which earned you the badge, unlike Editor. – The Unhandled Exception Feb 8 '11 at 17:47
The implied feature request in this question is also in Unclear wording on pages of post- and tag-associated badges that can be earned once (although the fix seems to be broken at the time of writing). – Peter Mortensen Nov 24 '13 at 10:32
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You can only earn that badge once. So it is correct in saying you only earned it one time. It's not showing only the number of times you earned it, it's showing what question you earned it for.

Compare to the editor badge. The badge page is showing what question was the first one I edited, and thus, what question earned me the badge.

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Combining your point on that, I can understand this a bit more. Thanks, @There! – Grace Note Feb 8 '11 at 17:50
I understand the correctness. I mean that it looks like "developer earned this badge N times", where N=1 – aponomarenko Feb 8 '11 at 17:55
Which is correct, you did earn it once time. You can't earnnit more than once. – The Unhandled Exception Feb 8 '11 at 18:31

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