I updated my email on SO, and for some reason now, I've lost 4 silver badges and 10 bronze badges. Not sure what is going on here, does anyone have an idea?

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    did you merge accounts? badges are recalculated when merging, which is one of the few instances where you can lose a badge if you no longer meet the criteria – mhlester Apr 29 '14 at 19:38
  • Your tags tab is empty; this usually indicates you initiated an account merge by changing email.. – Martijn Pieters Apr 29 '14 at 19:40
  • I did change my email. How can I recover those badges? – Blaine Anderson Apr 29 '14 at 19:44

Your account history shows that the email change caused your account to be automatically merged into an older one. This causes all badges from the newer account (which got merged) to cease to exist. If you still qualify for them, they will be automatically awarded to you again whenever the respective badge processes run next. Many of them have already been given back to you, but some will take a while. Noteably tag badges, which are only awarded when the tag scores are updated at 03:00 UTC.

  • That would make sense! Thank you. – Blaine Anderson Apr 29 '14 at 19:44
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    If the tag scores are updated at 03:00. That script times out more often than not in Stack Overflow. – Martijn Pieters Apr 29 '14 at 23:05
  • For me it took about 5 min until all badges were reassigned. I guess I was lucky. :) – Nemo May 3 '15 at 21:35

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