When I look at the list of people having gained the 'Student' badge, the list is full of unavailable questions, from July 7th onwards on page 2.

The same bug occurs in StackOverflow, from page 205 onwards (at time of edit).

It seems that something happened between 2:49 and 2:24 on july the 7th...

  • Have you tried reporting this to Meta Stack Overflow? It would surely get more publicity there. Though hopefully it will still be seen by the Stack Exchange employees here.
    – Ricket
    Aug 1, 2011 at 15:24
  • They do cross site checks on the bug and feature request tags so it's very likely that they will see this. Aug 1, 2011 at 15:36
  • @Noctrine♦ Seems like it hasn't been picked up, any way of transferring this?
    – Jonathan Connell
    Aug 2, 2011 at 8:09
  • @Cody Gray It's not a duplicate, because for one I asked first (xD) and because the other issue is now solved, but not this one.
    – 3nixios
    Aug 3, 2011 at 12:03
  • @Jonathan: Yeah, I was aware of the dates, but since that one had gotten some attention and seemed to be resolved, this was the one I suggested as the duplicate. It was nothing personal. My real question was the second one you answered: has this issue been resolved? I figured they were related, and you just hadn't been back to check since. If that's not the case, ignore the close vote. Aug 3, 2011 at 12:14
  • I raised the other one, and confirm it has been fixed. Jonathan raised this one before me, and I confirm (by following the link) his has not been fixed. Aug 3, 2011 at 13:20

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We found a very subtle bug in the student badge. We'll correct the badge reasons after the next deployment.

Update: The fix is deployed and all possible reasons have been synced up.

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