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The Ask Ubuntu Town hall digest caused me to win the Mortarboard badge, yey!

But wait.

[Mortarboard] Hit the daily reputation cap for the first time

Per-site metas don't have any reputation... I am confused :-)

I know why I got the badge. Should I have?

Let me rephrase. Is this behavior desirable?

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Seems like badges are not included in this, by design or bug? –  Trufa Feb 8 '11 at 22:44
I concur. You should not have. –  jcolebrand Feb 8 '11 at 22:47
New goal -- get Legendary on an SE meta, while keeping my rep at 1 –  Michael Mrozek Feb 8 '11 at 22:47
Should have used Community-Wiki! (See here.) –  yhw42 Feb 8 '11 at 23:58
@yhw42: No. I specifically did not want to go CW. I wanted to stick to a given format and didn't want anyone being able to edit the candidates' answers, as it was a representation of each user. –  The Unhandled Exception Feb 9 '11 at 0:07
@The: That makes complete sense. I was trying to point out that even though they aren't displayed and don't affect privileges, Votes/Rep are tracked behind the scenes on per-site metas to award badges (i.e. Nice Answer et. al.), and you qualified since the posts weren't CW. –  yhw42 Feb 9 '11 at 0:39
@yhw42 AH, ok, I understand what you mean now. Yes, I know why I got the badge. My question was, is this behavior desirable? –  The Unhandled Exception Feb 9 '11 at 0:41
Got it! You are questioning the metas even having the MortarBoard badge. I had understood you to be questioning the badge in your case. Sorry for the confusion. –  yhw42 Feb 9 '11 at 3:08
@MichaelMrozek good luck with that. –  Pops Apr 26 '12 at 18:45
(Maybe SE-internal) sources say (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/237906/…), that badge calculator don't use the repu on the metas, only the votes. –  peterh Aug 11 '14 at 15:49

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up vote 21 down vote accepted

Just redefine it as "you received a lot of upvotes in a single day". So I think it is correct in spirit.

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Could you implement this in the meta badge text? –  Manishearth Apr 26 '12 at 14:56
How do you figure out where these votes came from? For some reason I always lose track of my posts on metas. –  Jason C Nov 13 '14 at 20:51

That's the way it works. Congratulations.

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Thanks! I feel kinda lame getting it for a question format I devised though, especially since the format doesn't really permit others to answer my question and has a crap ton of answers... but I do like that this pretty much guarantees me the badge on all the metas :-) –  The Unhandled Exception Feb 9 '11 at 0:24

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