What is the average delay between the time that all of the conditions for the badge have been met and the user actually receiving the badge?

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    Assuming uniform distribution of badge earning: (Time between script runs) / 2
    – Mysticial
    Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 17:23
  • @Mysticial ...and, the time of the script runs can be found by analyzing the Badges.CreationDate distribution on the SEDE :-)
    – peterh
    Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 21:31

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That depends on the job calculating the badge. It might be seconds, minutes or hours.

Jobs that take a lot of performance run not as often as others. And sites that are not so heavily visited deliver badges faster.

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