I logged into SO this morning and was notified that I received an "Enlightened" badge.
The only answer of mine that was accepted since when I had logged in last (yesterday evening) was this one, which was indeed accepted, but has only five upvotes.
Now, I'm a fan of having silver badges and all, but it seems to me like this one was awarded erroneously. Is this a bug?

  • As others have mentioned, badges can be awarded to community-wiki posts. – Jarrod Dixon Aug 28 '09 at 1:10
  • possible duplicate of Why did I get an Enlightened Badge? – Joseph Weissman Jan 28 '15 at 4:13
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    @JosephWeissman That question describes a different situations; answers from there do not apply here. – user259867 Jan 28 '15 at 4:51

You have an accepted answer with 37 upvotes. Moreover, it was the first answer to that question. That's the definition of the enlightened badge. Yes, badges apply to community wiki answers.

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    Ah ok... Didn't realize that one had been accepted too. facepalm Thanks guys – Donut Aug 27 '09 at 12:51
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    You're so silly, Donut. I'm going to eat you, you delicious deep-fried sugar-coated pastry. Did you know I'm a donutomologist? I'm going to eat you for science! – Welbog Aug 27 '09 at 12:52
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    You're so crazy, Welbog, I might have to write a bog post about you on the interwel. For justice. – Donut Aug 27 '09 at 13:05
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    But I've already written about you, Donut! welbog.homeip.net/glue/49/Donutomology You are my favourite thing to eat! – Welbog Aug 27 '09 at 13:35

This answer is most likely the culprit, given that it has 37 upvotes. Badges, but not rep, are awarded for CW answers and questions.

Also, the badges are not awarded real time. There's a scheduled stored procedure that goes out and rewards them. What you experienced as a delay in the acceptance and the reward.

  • You're a scheduled stored procedure that goes out and awards badges! – Welbog Aug 27 '09 at 12:53
  • It's true, I am. However did you discover my secret?! – Eric Aug 27 '09 at 12:55

You have 1 enlightened badge; I guess it is for this one, then. Not bad for a 1-word answer ;-p

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