Today I've earned the "Yearling" badge. When I'm checking the other users who are all received the same badge in the recent time, there I can see a strange behaviour.

For the user Anil Dash, the Yearling badge was awarderd two times in two days. The first one was awarded on 2019-12-19 16:50:12Z and the second one was awarded on 2019-12-20 10:20:09Z. When clicking on the both links, it is redirecting to the same user profile.

What is the reason behind that?

Screenshot for reference:

Yearling awarded to same user


The Yearling badge is awarded for (200 reputation) × (years with an account). So, for instance, if I have a new account, and earn four hundred reputation, it'll be two years until I have two Yearling badges. But if I have an account and it sits for two years, and then one day I earn four hundred rep, then I'll earn two Yearling badges immediately. If I earn less than four hundred rep, I'll get one Yearling badge, because it's two hundred rep per year with an account - no matter when that rep was earned.

I didn't actually check to see if that's what happened here, but given the user in question I think it's safe to assume that it is.

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    When I checked the user's reputation tab, the reputation was earned in the last two days, and the user was member for more than 9 years in this site. – Arulkumar Dec 21 '19 at 17:18

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