I now have > 400 upvotes within jQuery tagged questions (see below images) but have not received the badge as yet. I passed the 400 mark a good few hours ago. Can anybody shed any light on this?

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    Wait a few more hours?
    – random
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 7:00
  • Is it time based? e.g does the system have to go through a recalc job in order to issue these badges? Thats why I am asking the question and vague answers like that really do not answer anything do they!
    – redsquare
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 7:09
  • Yah, sometimes, things take some time to get processed. Wait a day and see what happens.
    – Troggy
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 7:11
  • (replied to comment) Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 9:17
  • You've now been badged.
    – random
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 10:44
  • I noticed, time was the key.
    – redsquare
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 15:25

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Different badges run on different cycles. Some every few minutes, some daily.

I used to have access to the server logs that showed this, but Jeff took my shiny toys away ;-( Meaning: I can't check what the cycle is for this specific badge.

So as has been suggested; wait a day...

  • Cheers Mark. Thanks for the confirmation. Why did he retract your toys?
    – redsquare
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 8:02
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    I think it was a few server-specific ones that people outside the SO dev team had no real need to use. Most of the tools remain ;-p Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 9:17
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    Retraction of toys sounds painful. I hope you aren't walking funny.
    – Jeff Yates
    Commented Aug 4, 2009 at 14:04
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    Calculated daily at 5PM UTC Commented Aug 7, 2009 at 6:35

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