I noticed myself and others have begun receiving the enthusiast badge on superuser. As best I can tell, superuser launched on July 15 (see also question 1). That puts the launch 29 days ago (considering today August 13, which it is in UTC); which means no one could receive the badge yet. Additionally, this supported by a quick click through to the profiles of many of the users' who have received this badge, which shows them as having accounts for 28 days (which I assume will be 29 when the cache updates for today). Is this a bug, or am I missing something?

  • Did you try to look at the site before you logged in. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:52

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It's inclusive - there are 30 days between July 15th and August 13th.

I can post the data we have for your SU user account, but I'm seeing 30 entries, including the 15th and the 13th.

  • I just received an Enthusiast badge for Apps and my profile page says I've been a member of that site for 28 days. I'd say that's very inclusive! Jun 18, 2010 at 1:51

Discussion on gaming badges has often popped up.

Looks like in this case...

*puts on sunglasses*

The badge as gamed you.


Hmm, you're right. I got my Enthusiast badge earlier today but I just assumed that it had been 30 days since it went live. In response to Brad Gilbert, I looked at the site for about 2 seconds before I signed up for my account, so there are no cookie issues (if that's what you're getting at).

Maybe Jeff is modifying the Enthusiast badge to be a little nicer by allowing people to miss at most 2 days? This might make those going camping sleep a little easier...

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    Seems unlikely to give a time allowance. Comparable to saying 'you only need 90 votes for a great answer'. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:44

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