Yesterday I just got the Informed badge for reading the new about page, I was awarded the badge, but my badge count on the top still shows 28 bronze badges even though I now have 29 after being awarded the badge.

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  • I just tried that and it happened to me as well.
    – jackJoe
    Jan 17, 2013 at 18:58
  • Hmm. It may be either delayed or site specific, as the one I got on askdifferent is registering, but my SO one (which I got later) is not.
    – Jaydles
    Jan 17, 2013 at 19:25
  • @Jaydles I got it last night, so unless there is a very long delay it might just be an SO issue.
    – KDiTraglia
    Jan 17, 2013 at 19:27
  • A fix will go live shortly.
    – Emmett
    Jan 17, 2013 at 20:26
  • @Emmett status-completed?
    – user206222
    Jan 17, 2013 at 22:26

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This is fixed now. The Informed badge, being the first badge that is awarded immediately, uses a slightly different code path, and so this bug came along with it.

  • Nice! Is this new badge announced anywhere? (here on Meta or blog) Jan 17, 2013 at 22:50
  • We'll likely announce the new about page in blog post soon. The badge may get a mention.
    – Emmett
    Jan 17, 2013 at 22:57
  • @Emmett you should mention it in the new about page! Oh wait... Also thanks for the quick fix!
    – KDiTraglia
    Jan 17, 2013 at 23:07
  • The problem is still persisting; no Informed tag is being awarded to users even after going through about page! help!! Jun 13, 2014 at 22:55

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