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I've gathered from other questions that the Informed badge is not awarded here on the Big Meta. But one user does have this badge. Why did this one user get the badge when the rest of us can't?

marked as duplicate by Adam Lear Feb 18 '15 at 21:06

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    Make it two. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 8 '14 at 21:49
  • @ShadowWizard ... how...? – hichris123 Oct 8 '14 at 21:49
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    Heh, maybe they just don't send the 'read tour' request from the client, but the server will still accept it. – Jeffrey Bosboom Oct 8 '14 at 21:50
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    @hichris123 cheating. I'm still trying to figure if it's considered hacking and better be sent in private to the team, or being one bronze badge be made public. Oh, Jeffrey nailed it, leaving it to you to figure the exact request. :-D – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 8 '14 at 21:50
  • @ShadowWizard It's one bronze badge, so I don't think it's that important. But I'll pass this on to the dev team for you. – hichris123 Oct 8 '14 at 21:51
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    @ShadowWizard: Sorry, once someone demonstrated it on demand it became obvious what's happening. – Jeffrey Bosboom Oct 8 '14 at 21:51
  • Hmm, now there's three! How odd... – Doorknob Oct 8 '14 at 21:55
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    @Doorknob lol! Sent an email, wonder if they'll bother to block it, or let those who got into so much trouble to keep their badge. :-) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 8 '14 at 21:57
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    I'm more surprised that we're not awarding this badge on MSE, to be honest. – Adam Lear Oct 8 '14 at 22:28
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    We should just keep it but rename it to, say, "Source Diver" here on meta. :) – Ilmari Karonen Oct 9 '14 at 15:36
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    @DeerHunter This is more of a config mismatch than an unverified route. The badge should be disabled and therefore not awarded to anyone hitting the route, but for some reason it's not. I haven't had a chance to properly dig into it yet. – Adam Lear Oct 9 '14 at 17:48
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    @DeerHunter: There have been some in the past. Some were even later made official. – Ilmari Karonen Oct 9 '14 at 22:00
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    @DeerHunter: And, of course, here's maybe the most famous one. – Ilmari Karonen Oct 9 '14 at 22:11
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    @Anna should we change the question here to be a feature request "Please grant the informed badge here on MSE"? Any point in this? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Oct 19 '14 at 11:10
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    @RetoKoradi The standards for being Informed are higher on this site. Scrolling a page doesn't cut it here; one has to be also informed of the code behind the page. – user259867 Nov 27 '14 at 5:59

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