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When trying to derive badge statistics on SEDE it would be helpful if there was an identifier (say BadgeTypeId) that would mark the badge as being

  1. Bronze badge
  2. Silver badge
  3. Gold badge
  4. Bronze tag badge
  5. Silver tag badge
  6. Gold tag badge

Motivation: A while back (not reproducible anymore) we had an {epic} tag on TeX.SE. With the Badge table having only a Name field to identify it, it wasn't easy to discern between the regular silver epic badge and the bronze/silver/gold {epic} tag badge.

I can see that, in the long run, some sites might be more affected than others where there could exist an overlap between the tag names and badge names. Movies & TV springs to mind where TV shows or movies might have titles similar to some badges.

Can we expose class for badges in Data Explorer? requests the addition of badge class. This post requests something more: class and type (tag/regular).

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    Also: Include badge rank in Badges table on data explorer
    – hichris123
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 0:42
  • @hichris123: Not an exact duplicate, as I'm interested not only in the class, but also the type (regular/tag).
    – Werner
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 0:44
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    Realistically, you need both of these, the type and class, in order to be sure you're identifying the badge correctly (you're calling both of these type, the other request thinks they're both class, but really they're two (occasionally orthogonal) attributes).
    – Shog9
    Commented Apr 8, 2015 at 3:40

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