Not sure if someone else has already raised this - I've got eleven notifications that I've received a Caucus badge on English Language Learners. Perhaps one notification for each community that I'm a member of?

I am a member of the community, and did visit the election. Also, the badge hasn't been awarded more that once (so I think it's just the notification that's at fault).

Note that this seems to happen for other badges, it has been reported for: Caucus, Nice Answer, Enthusiast.

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    I saw the same, but for a different badge. The notifications were just three, but then the badge for that question is not listed between the badge I have.
    – apaderno
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:13
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    Oh no ... not again ... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/280023/…
    – rene
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:14
  • You also don't have the badge as indicated by @kiamlaluno see here
    – rene
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:24
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    I'm up to 16 Nice Answer badges here on meta.
    – Scimonster
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:30
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    Reproduced: I got two Enthusiast badges on SO today.
    – wythagoras
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:42
  • Same here - they just keep coming... Aug 23, 2016 at 9:45
  • If you have something to add to the post, add a comment, don't edit information with no validity into the post for no reason.
    – Quill
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:45
  • @Quill I don't understand why you reverted my edit. It's obviously the same bug appearing for various badges. So I added relevant information to the post so that other similar meta Qs can be marked as dupes.
    – yo'
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:45
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    @yo' If you have something to add to the post, add a comment, don't edit information with no validity into the post for no reason
    – Quill
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:47
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    @Quill What in the world do you mean by "no validity"?! You mean I'm lying or what?
    – yo'
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:48
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    @yo' nobody is saying that, but what you're adding is your observation, not that of the OP. Add comments like everyone else does.
    – rene
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:52
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    Citizen Patrol badge report for the same issue.
    – Cerbrus
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:53
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    I have been 'awarded' the same Great Answer gold badge 3 times so far. This is just cruelty! Aug 23, 2016 at 10:02
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    @ShadowWizard could be caused by an overflow in Jon Skeet's number of badges.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50
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    We're looking into it. Very odd! Aug 23, 2016 at 11:37

1 Answer 1


My fault. Isn't it always? We had a problem with badges failing to award last night, so I added some extra logging to capture more info when it stumbled. In the process I accidentally broke something such that it appeared to work, but really didn't actually do anything. Deploying the fix now. Sorry folks.

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    ....Do I get to keep all these badges?
    – Cai
    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:46
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    @Cai you get to keep the notifications; will that do? Aug 23, 2016 at 11:49
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    I'll treasure them.
    – Cai
    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:51
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    Source code or it never happened... :P Aug 23, 2016 at 12:19
  • @Cai you never got them. It always was notification-only. So you do “keep all these badges” you have right now, i.e. you won’t lose any.
    – Holger
    Aug 23, 2016 at 13:54
  • #Mistakesthatcausereallyweirdbugs!
    – AAM111
    Aug 29, 2016 at 20:33

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