On Meta Stack Exchange, we have an tag with (currently) 440 questions, more than the minimum of 100 for tag badges to be awarded. We also have two users, balpha and Jeff Atwood who have a score of more than 100 and more than 20 answers, so they qualify for the bronze tag badge. Yet, they don't have them:

I suspect this is because they already have another bronze Editor badge. The tag badges don't exist in SEDE either, so it's not a display issue.

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    If this is an intentional feature, while this may have made sense back when it was implemented, it doesn't make sense now, as users can end up deprived of a privilege simply because there exists a non-tag badge with the same name as a tag for which they'd qualify for a gold badge. Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 9:05
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    @Rob data.stackexchange.com/meta.stackexchange/query/1172810 (that's how I found this case). Looks like VonC is missing an editor tag badge too: stackoverflow.com/tags/editor/topusers
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 12:08
  • On SO hundreds lost the "editor" tag badge, there's not enough votes to affect the beta tag badge or pundit, etc.
    – Rob
    Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 13:00
  • @Rob I think it's only VonC, you need 20 answers to qualify for the tag badge, and he's the only one in the top users list with that much answers.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 13:02
  • Good point!, multiple constraints. For editor it says 984 editor × 45, but for the badges page it simply shows a single regular bronze "editor" badge; instead of two badges for "editor". Greg should ask 7 more for the badge he won't get. ;)
    – Rob
    Commented Jan 7, 2020 at 13:23


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