When animuson answered my question on Merging Accounts Question Roundup, in part of their answer they said:

"Badges are not transferred, but will be automatically re-awarded as the processes run again."

Suppose I had the badge "Scholar" with my secondary account, and I did not with my main account. After the merging process is over, would the badge show up in my showcase on my main account, or, would it just not be transferred over?


It means exactly what it says. We don't copy the badges over on a merge. But the process that awards badge will give it to you again if you're still eligible for it at the time it runs. So if you still have a post that qualifies for Scholar, you'll receive it again whenever the process that awards it runs next.

That does mean you're not guaranteed to get all of the badges you had previously. If something is no longer eligible to receive a badge, you'll just lose it until it becomes eligible again.

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