The fanatic badge is awarded if you visited the site for 100 consecutive days. Apart from needing serious help, but I was wondering, what does a visit entail? Any of these?

  • Visit for at least 1 second
  • Visit for at least 86.400 seconds
  • Visit and did something, incl. voting, tagging, commenting, time of visit not counted
  • Visit and did some more thing, at least asked/answered/edited a question
  • Visit site while John Skeet is present

In short, is a visit a hit, or an active visit?


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As per the List of all badges with full descriptions


  • gold; awarded once
  • Visit the site for 100 days in a row
    • This can be tracked in the user profile under "consecutive days"
    • Simply loading the site is not enough to count as a "visit"
      • The exact amount of activity required to count as a visit is not public information
    • Each "day" lasts from midnight UTC to immediately before midnight, UTC; days are not counted in local time

As per SO moderator 'ChrisF' answer:

You need to do more than just load the home page to register as a "visit" for the badge. This may include viewing question pages, your profile etc. It's not guaranteed to be just one of these other pages either. The exact criteria aren't public though, so even if I knew I couldn't tell you.

As per Server Fault moderator 'voretaq7' comment:

Generally voting on a few questions and/or asking/answering/commenting should guarantee you credit for a "visit" -- basically legitimately use the site and you'll almost certainly get credit for the day :)

As per Founder Jeff Atwood's response to a user who asked about Consecutive days problem (Thanks CRABOLO for the link)

We see a login on 10-2 but no access to internal pages (login pages, along with a number of other homepage style pages, don't count as "access").

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    Ah, I somehow didn't find that list of all badges, my bad. I just queried Meta and the description on my user page... Thanks. Besides, I didn't know that Area 51 badges means badges on any site. Put in other words: I thought that different sites maintained different badges?
    – Abel
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 11:09
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    Different sites do maintain different badges, but as sites move from area51 to beta then to graduation, you can earn badges on A51 that are associated with your activity helping a particular proposal become a site.
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 11:17
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    Hmm... are these the actual requirements... leaked by the founder 5 years ago? So probably viewing any actual question is enough. But why not do at least 1 edit or review to have public proof you were there!
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 11:52
  • @CRABOLO Excellent find... added to answer. Thank you. Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 12:06
  • @Abel this post is also an excellent read. Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 12:19
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    Thanks for the additions and explanations!
    – Abel
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 12:45

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