Stack Exchange employee Grace Note appears on the list of Constable badges for Literature SE. They were never a moderator there, neither appointed nor elected. This must be some sort of bug in the badge system. Hopefully it doesn't mean they're leaving SE and their employee bit is being reset?!

Also, the badge shows as having been awarded on 17 Feb 2018, but it definitely wasn't always there. So the date is out as well as the fact that it exists at all.

Screenshot of the badge page, showing Grace Note having earned the Constable badge on Feb 17, 2018

  • Gabe on Puzzling too. Apr 18, 2021 at 16:52
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    There was an event about a month ago where we changed... something and that caused the badge tool to forget to check employee status when awarding badges. It's uncertain to me whether there's any plan to remove the badges. That said, the badge history page does get very confusing so we probably should. What was once a history of all of the long-serving mods on a site is now a bit cluttered.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 18, 2021 at 16:54
  • I think most of the staff awardees had their staff bits removed, but their moderator bits weren't removed by the time the scripts would run and award them the badge. Apr 18, 2021 at 18:55
  • Yaakov has two on SO :D
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 19, 2021 at 6:57
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    @JourneymanGeek Three Sheriffs. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:18
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    As pointed out this is a minor bug related to a site change last year. I marked as status-review to see if it's an easy fix.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Jun 21 at 13:52

1 Answer 1


There was an issue where staff who had been manually modded before a certain date where mistakenly given the Constable badge on sites. This one was missed with the cleanup.

extra constable
badge on literature site
is no longer there


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