I have account on SO from last 5 months and my badges are not being updated, even though I have visited the site for more than 30 days.

EDIT:Screenshot included in response to your comments.

for vote total number of vote cast 30 consecutive days

  • I suppose you're expecting to earn the Enthusiast badge? Do you meet all the requirements? Feb 28, 2012 at 6:22
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    Did you visit on consecutive days?
    – user176326
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:26
  • You do realize that you only gain the badge for 30 days in a row and not just for 30 days with gaps between them
    – Dror
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:27
  • yes dear i no the requirement.
    – Akram
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:30
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    @Akki: Its better to post your screenshot of 30 days visit Feb 28, 2012 at 6:32
  • thanks guys i got my Enthusiast badge but Electorate is still not in its place.
    – Akram
    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:14
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    Re your current edit: You only just "today" have reached the required voting totals. You need to wait for the proper update cycle. Give it a day; you'll have it. It's not instant. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:30

4 Answers 4


I believe the 24-hour periods which count as days here are based on either GMT or UTC. Also, just to make sure, you did see the badge specifies 30 consecutive days? So every day for 30 continuous days you visited the Stack Overflow site (and logged in)?

EDIT: As for the Electorate badge, please read the badge descriptions carefully.

Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions

You've only voted on about 350 questions so far.

  • i included the screenshot.
    – Akram
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:38
  • It should award at the end of the 30th day I would say. Wait until tomorrow.
    – user172164
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:41
  • okay but for number of votes? it was 600 a day before yesterday.
    – Akram
    Feb 28, 2012 at 6:43
  • Nope its not true.The 30th day visit must gain you the badge Feb 28, 2012 at 6:44
  • thanks guys i got my Enthusiast badge but Electorate is still not in its place.
    – Akram
    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:14

This particular badge usually takes up to 3 hours past midnight UTC to actually be awarded.

Have patience, young grasshopper unicorn.

For example:
Here on Meta, my Enthusiast badge was awarded at 01:15:25Z.
Over on Gaming.SE, my Enthusiast Badge was awarded at 02:52:29Z.

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    Exactly - this badge has a 10% chance to run each grant cycle, so it's unlikely it'll be awarded right at UTC midnight. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:06
  • @Akki: You need to have voted on 600 questions for Electorate. You've voted on 349...
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:19
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    @Akki: No, 600 questions, and 25% or more of your total votes are on questions.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 28, 2012 at 7:24

As others have said, just be patient with Enthusiast. I had the same issue, and eventually it was awarded.

Electorate can be a hard one to understand. Basically you qualify if you have voted on (at least) 600 questions and your total number of votes is 2400 or less.


This is probably a nightly process like a couple other badges. I would wait until tomorrow.


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