I offered a bounty on another person's question on Web Apps yesterday, but did not receive the Investor badge.

When I awarded the bounty today, I did receive the Altruist badge. I still have not received the Investor badge.

What's wrong?


This was a bug in the badge related to owner-less questions (<> NULL comparison in SQL, ultimately).

It'll be fixed in a build going out momentarily.

  • and we will recieve the badge at that point of time?
    – user182466
    May 7 '12 at 17:07
  • @RishabhPoddar - you'll get it as soon as it runs (up to 5 minutes after). May 7 '12 at 17:09
  • 5 mins? It been more than 5 hrs. 5 minutes is what every usual badge takes.
    – user182466
    May 7 '12 at 17:11
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    @RishabhPoddar Nick has to push a build. Badges will run after that. May 7 '12 at 17:12
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    @RishabhPoddar - check your badges screen :) May 7 '12 at 17:23

The user who asked that question, "user8144," appears to be deleted. You may never receive the Investor badge for that particular bounty.

A similar issue was reported at Did not receive investor badge, does the bounty need to expire/be awarded?. Colin never did get his Investor badge.

  • but then I got the badge other batch when I manually awarded the bounty? - Now that's a contradiction to your answer.
    – user182466
    May 7 '12 at 17:03
  • I never said you wouldn't get Altruist. Where's the contradiction?
    – Pops
    May 7 '12 at 17:04
  • So, because of the deleted OP of the question I will never get Invester; but it does not affects the Altruist at all? Why different rules for fairly similar badges?
    – user182466
    May 7 '12 at 17:06
  • Thanks to Nick's fix, Rishabh and Colin both have their official shiny Investor badges. I'm leaving this answer here mostly for the link.
    – Pops
    May 7 '12 at 17:32

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