I'm just curious about when certain badge calculations are done. Are certain badges like the serial upvote detection script that runs at 3am?

I have this question https://stackoverflow.com/a/17241902/2502012. I DO have nice answer for it, but I dont have enlightened yet. Not sure if that is because they are calculated differently or what.

Thanks for the clarifications.

  • If you monitor the Recently Awarded section on the right of the main page, you will notice badges are awarded throughout the day. I'm also pretty sure some of them, including Enlightened, are not awarded on a fixed time basis. Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 18:59
  • Related: Only Enlightened badges are awarded? Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 19:01
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    The "Enlightened" script seems to run every few hours. But you got that 10th vote only 35 minutes ago.
    – Mysticial
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 19:01
  • @MartijnPieters thanks, is there a meta question that explains when each badge is calculated?
    – Stephan
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 19:02

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Badges are handed out in batches throughout the day, different batch jobs handle different badge types.

It can take up to a few hours for the next Enlightened badge to be awarded. There is no overview of when what batch runs exactly, you'll just have to be patient.

  • So there is no information all in one place of what runs when?
    – Stephan
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 19:04
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    That information is probably available to the developers, but I am not aware of that information being public. Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 19:09

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