Looks like the “Census” badge name and its description are not used in localized engine. I.e. as far as I see all sentences have been translated at least two months ago, but not used on site. E.g. screenshots from Stack Overflow in Russian:

After the survey completed

Achivement notification in inbox

Badge description

I’m pretty sure that same behavior occurs for other non-English sites. Other sites (pt, es, ja) have full or partial translation for this badge, hence current bug report should be moved to ruSO.meta probably, but I still can’t understand the reason why translation is not used from Transifex.

P.S. apologizes for using tag on MSE.

  • It kind-of makes sense because it's a Developer Survey, not an опрос программистов.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 8 '18 at 20:50
  • The "and supplied your profile URL" part is no longer needed since this year the survey automatically redirects you to a page which makes you earn the badge without you having to supply any URL. Jan 8 '18 at 21:36
  • Also, just out of curiosity, how do you earn the Census badge on Russian Stack Overflow? Do you complete the same survey but in Russian? Jan 8 '18 at 21:37
  • @DonaldDuck I pressed a link from the banner appeared on ruSO. Jan 8 '18 at 23:57
  • @DonaldDuck We have the same survey in English for all Stack Overflows.
    – Nicolas Chabanovsky StaffMod
    Jan 9 '18 at 8:32
  • @NicolasChabanovsky so the link contains the referring site? Jan 9 '18 at 14:14
  • @ShadowtheHedgehogWizard Seems like it. After passing the survey I got the badge on Stack Overflow in Russian where I'd clicked on the banner.
    – Nicolas Chabanovsky StaffMod
    Jan 9 '18 at 14:18
  • @NicolasChabanovsky I see. So can you please answer this question with that info? (Coming from you, it will appear more official than someone else.) Jan 9 '18 at 14:31
  • @ShadowtheHedgehogWizard In this case I am as official as any other user :) I might know the right person to ask.
    – Nicolas Chabanovsky StaffMod
    Jan 9 '18 at 14:35

This looks fixed now. The problem possibly was on the Transifex side, or/and cache-related:

badge info

Some extra discussion can be found in chat (be careful: Russians inside).

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