The Community user has badges on Sound Design and MathOverflow. While they are partially hidden, they are still visible, and they are also visible in the awarded badges.

I guess this is partly because these sites have been imported in the SE network, not been created through the Area 51 process.

  • Why's that a bug? – Mat Dec 31 '15 at 13:43
  • @Mat, because the Community user isn't supposed to have any badges. They are suppressed in most places. – wythagoras Dec 31 '15 at 13:43
  • Why not? It even gets to wear hats: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/159273/… – Mat Dec 31 '15 at 13:44
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    @Mat because Community doesn't earn badges by default. – nicael Dec 31 '15 at 13:44
  • @Mat the hats are temporary fun, badges are whole different story, and indeed should not exist. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 13:55
  • Anyway, the reason is probably because those two sites are special: they didn't go through Area 51 like all others, but were imported from existing, non-SE, sites. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 13:56
  • @ShadowWizard I already said that in my post. However, ja.SO, ru.SO and rus.SE, which have also been imported, don't have the problem. – wythagoras Dec 31 '15 at 13:57
  • No, the localized versions of SO were not imported from external non-SE site as far as I know. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 13:58
  • @ShadowWizard Are you sure? ja.SO and rus.SE have no place on Area 51. – wythagoras Dec 31 '15 at 13:59
  • @ShadowWizard You are right about that one. How about the others? – wythagoras Dec 31 '15 at 14:00
  • Well, they might have created them based on SO "template" without a proposal, but still, pretty sure they did not import from any external site. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 14:06
  • @Oded this fails to explain why it doesn't have those badges on all sites, as it should if it was really like any other user. Fact is, badges are removed/hidden on all sites, except on those two mentioned here. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 14:31
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    @Oded something still sounds off. If that was the case, we should have seen many more cases of badges earned, before being removed by the scheduled task. Just checked 10 random sites, no badges for Community in any of them. Any chance you can look deeper in the rabbit hole? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Dec 31 '15 at 22:44

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