I just got an Enlightened badge for this.

However, the answer has 13 upvotes and I only received one today. It was also accepted some time back.

Why did I get a badge so late, instead of the usual delay of a day or so?


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According to the timeline for the question, your answer was accepted just today. To get the Enlightened Badge, you must answer first, have a net score of 10+, and be accepted.

It was accepted some time back, but only momentarily. The script that assigns the Enlightened Badge runs approximately every 2 hours 10 minutes and didn't pick it up the first time.

  • Ahh I see. That makes perfect sense Aug 27, 2013 at 19:58
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    Every 2 hours? Where did that come from? When I get Enlightened badges on Meta, they usually only take 10 - 15 minutes to be awarded.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 27, 2013 at 19:58
  • @animuson It's a guesstimate based on when I've seen Enlightened Badges timestamps on SO. If you know differently, please enlighten us.
    – rgettman
    Aug 27, 2013 at 19:59
  • @rgettman i.stack.imgur.com/kQ2Sl.png Aug 27, 2013 at 22:05
  • @ShaWizDowArd Sorry, the image is blocked by WebSense at my workplace.
    – rgettman
    Aug 27, 2013 at 22:07
  • It's proving you wrong and @animuson right by showing the badge awarded in 10 minutes interval. Aug 28, 2013 at 6:25
  • @ShaWizDowArd I stand corrected.
    – rgettman
    Aug 28, 2013 at 16:19
  • Cheers, enjoy your new badge! ;) Aug 28, 2013 at 17:35

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