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I was recently awarded a new badge but didn't receive notification for that in inbox. I observed that in the two recent badges that I was awarded.

Is this the default behavior on Meta or something is not working?

marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Cody Gray, Mat, juergen d, hims056 Jul 19 '13 at 12:49

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The following bronze badges notified to users:

Nice Answer
Nice Question
Popular Question
Vox Populi
any tag-based bronze badge

other bronze badges are not notified to users.

  • I have always been notified about many of these. – user226423 Jul 19 '13 at 12:28
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    hmmm... updated now it was opposite. – Zaheer Ahmed Jul 19 '13 at 12:32
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    +1 makes sense now, thank you for the update. – user226423 Jul 19 '13 at 12:34
  • It's more complicated than either revisions of this answer make it out to be. You are notified of certain bronze badges, until your reputation passes a certain threshold. Then you're considered to be a "veteran" user, probably not going to get super excited about some badges for basic usage of the site, and would rather not have these cluttering up your inbox. All documented here. – Cody Gray Jul 19 '13 at 12:35
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    Insead of copying another answer it would have been better to vote/flag as duplicate. – juergen d Jul 19 '13 at 12:39

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