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Today, while reading Badges page, I noticed (again) the description for Generalist:

Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags

But, I just can't imagine what the top 40 tags are... how can I find that piece of information?

I also suggest to add a link to top 40 tags in that description.

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@Robert Can you post this as an answer to let me accept it? –  jachguate Feb 18 '11 at 0:40
    
@Robert BTW, I had no idea Top X means "x most popular", should I suggest this as a re-wording for the badge or it is clear to everyone except me just because I'm not English speaker? –  jachguate Feb 18 '11 at 0:43
    
No, top 40 really means the most popular 40. In America we have something called the "top 40." It's the 40 most popular songs ranked by airplay, sales, etc. –  Robert Harvey Feb 18 '11 at 0:52

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

http://stackoverflow.com/tags?tab=popular

Gives you the top 80 tags or so, so you can just eyeball the first half of them.

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There's actually a query on SEDE that you can use to see how far you have to go in each of the top 40 tags to get the Generalist badge.

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just awesome, I'll dig into queries to improve my understanding about other badges. :) –  jachguate Feb 18 '11 at 18:40
    
Page not found, it seems it's been removed –  Zefnus Feb 5 at 8:51
    
Answer edited to update the link –  jachguate Apr 10 at 21:43

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