While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui:

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I'm looking specifically at this part:

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I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a lot.) It doesn't actually seem to work; I still can't track a custom badge after entering one.

What's the deal behind this? Is it an easter egg? Something related to the recent cyber attack on Stack Overflow? Something else?

  • Looks like it's for a custom tag badge, though the spot for tracking tag badges is different from the one for tracking regular badges. I think this is an internal test that accidentally leaked through onto a public site. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog May 21 at 3:59
  • (By the way, I don't see this on Meta.) – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog May 21 at 4:00
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog strange... this seems to show up on every site I visit (including MSE). You may be right about this being a test though. – Pika the Wizard of the Whales May 21 at 4:06
  • I don't see this on a half dozen sites that I checked. – Rob May 21 at 6:13
  • Looks like A/B testing for tracking tag badge from the dialog. On the other hand, can you still change the tracked tag badge from here? – Meta Andrew T. May 21 at 10:31
  • @NoDistractionWizard yes, I can still change the badge by selecting one that's already existing. – Pika the Wizard of the Whales May 21 at 15:49
  • Is this related to How can a tag badge for 👾 be tracked?? – Sebastian Simon May 24 at 14:54
  • @SebastianSimon I don't think so, this is about normal badges and that was related to tag badges. – Pika the Wizard of the Whales May 24 at 16:17

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