There seems to be a regression of Unclear wording on pages of post- and tag-associated badges that can be earned once (confusing text for one-time-rewarded badges):

Current output of the taxonomist badge reward page for a user (on Stack Overflow)

That is, it is expected to display "earned this badge".

Is this deliberate?

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    OK, I don't know about the title... It could be more descriptive and less catchy. Nov 24, 2013 at 10:48
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    At least he didn't earn it 1 times... Nov 24, 2013 at 10:52
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    I believe you're meant to add a fews Es a single K and maybe spell the word broken in a new and interesting way. For instance, your title might become "EEEEEEEK! Earned this badge one time is b0rk'n again" - or something. Nov 24, 2013 at 11:03
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    The whole badges page went through a major change as part of moving it into the new help center, no official annoucement except some comments here on this old request, but most some bug fixes in the old code have been overwritten/didn't make it over to the new code. Nov 24, 2013 at 11:17
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    Guess what we just internationalized? (not my fault)
    – Sklivvz
    Nov 25, 2013 at 0:29
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    This has nothing to do with Jeff Atwood's Big-S (Pluralization Bug, from The Many Memes of Meta) as these badges can not be awarded more than once. Sep 3, 2014 at 18:59

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Aah, lost in translation..

This bug was (re-)introduced as we cleaned out all the pluralization - or rather singularization - logic from our views. Watch for build numbers DATE.1678 on meta and DATE.1175 on sites.

  • Wow that was a quick deploy! Nov 25, 2013 at 10:13
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    This bug has been fixed two time(s)
    – user50049
    Nov 25, 2013 at 10:50
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    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: not using once and twice where it makes sense to do so doesn’t make sense not to do so. :(
    – tchrist
    Jul 19, 2015 at 1:01

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