As per my information I am eligible for badges Enlightened (first to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more) and Guru (accepted answer and score of 40 or more), also a few badges from answer section on Stack Overflow, but I have not been awarded by those badges.

May I know why I haven't received these badges?

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    I don't see 10 votes in your profile stackoverflow.com/users/1434688/cris – Praveen Nov 8 '13 at 10:57
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    Related; clarify-what-score-means-in-badge-descriptions. This is going to keep happening as long as we continue to use ambiguous terms – Richard Tingle Nov 8 '13 at 11:30
  • @RichardTingle: this is going to continue to happen as long as people don't read what is already there. The term score is explained in places, people just assume it means reputation. – Martijn Pieters Nov 8 '13 at 11:35
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    @MartijnPieters Ha, the sun will have burnt out long before that happens. We need to design a system for humans, not for an idealised version of humans. The irritating thing is that there is a non ambiguous term: "net votes" – Richard Tingle Nov 8 '13 at 11:39
  • @RichardTingle: And yet people will not understand what "net votes" means either. People will be people, I am not idealising anyone, quite the opposite. – Martijn Pieters Nov 8 '13 at 11:40
  • @MartijnPieters Perhaps, but culturally score is almost always 10x the number of "scoring events". I have no idea why, it seems stupid (think a games machine, every 'hit' will usually increase the score by 10). As such the word score is culturally polluted and the idea that it is reputation (which is 10x 'hits') is easy to make. On the other hand net votes has only one meaning – Richard Tingle Nov 8 '13 at 11:43
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    I had an idea which I explained in this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/204658/…. Maybe that could help a bit. – Szymon Nov 8 '13 at 11:51

Looking at your answers and sorting them by votes, the highest number of votes ever received on a single answer of yours is only 5, whereas the criteria for the 2 badges in discussion are

  • Enlightened - First to answer and accepted with a score of 10
  • Guru - Accepted answer and score of 40 or more

Since none of answers satisfy either of these conditions, none was awarded to you.

  • ohh the score is for votes not for reputation,my bad :) – Cris Nov 8 '13 at 10:58
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    Yes, the score means the no. of upvotes on any of your answers. – RainMaker Nov 8 '13 at 11:00
  • thanks,that explains all – Cris Nov 8 '13 at 11:00
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    @R.J - No. Score is no. of upvotes - no. of downvotes – Oded Nov 8 '13 at 11:12
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    Yes, sorry, that what I meant. Total no. of votes = Score = (no. of upvotes - no. of downvotes). Thanks for clarifying it. – RainMaker Nov 8 '13 at 11:16

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