I added a comment to the first answer on this question, voted it down and won an Organizer badge?

However I didn't retag it as the description of the badge says. I think this is a bug

So this is probably a bug, what should I do?

EDIT: So did anyone found out why I won this badge?
Did the previous user retag the question and when I voted down I got the badge on his behalf?

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    Not sure what's going on with this. In your activity history, I don't see any retagging at all. Is this your only user account? I know the powers-that-be have been doing some account merging lately, and you may have been awarded that badged on another account.
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 20:28
  • This is my only account. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 20:32
  • So if this is a bug, what should I do, simply by posting it here is it reported or should I do something to report this as a bug? Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 16:59
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    Ho-ho. Planned since 2011.
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:46
  • @Nick 5 years later, is this still planned? If not, can you please remove the tag? Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 14:58

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Took a while but I think that I've figured out the real bug. As can be seen here:

You got the badge for totally different question (10K only) than what you thought and the badge was awarded as a result of you deleting the question. Your other actions (commenting, downvoting) are totally irrelevant, you could also blame the coffee you were drinking. ;-)

In that question revisions I do see one old revision where you changed tags but as part of bigger edit, so it did not count as "retag" at the time.

As far as I can tell, this is an edge case where the delete process trigger kind of "badge recalculate" task that wrongly identifies edits that change tags (but not only tags) as retag.

  • lol those features that show why and where the badge was awarded, cool btw. Tks to SO devs. So Retag of my own questions grants the Organizer Badge. Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 22:57
  • @GabrielGuimarães yeah, retag of any question - but note there is different badge for editing. Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 23:00

This appears to be a definite bug considering you have less than 250 rep. You can't even retag normal questions (though you can edit CWs) and I looked at your activity history(along with @Jon) and did not find any retagging.

  • The question was posted by me, maybe I can retag it because of that, but was the question retagged at all by anyone? I don't think so. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 22:13

This will be fixed in an upcoming build, with an overhaul of the badge code. I'm going through each query and caught a few edge cases and bugs here and there. We're fixing them along the way, this one included.

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    Pssst, hey NickCraver. Was this ever completed, or is it status-planned still? Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 13:00
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    This is the oldest question with the [status-planned] tag. Is it still planned?
    – aaazalea
    Commented Aug 22, 2012 at 3:06
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    This has been planned for a LONG LONG time...
    – Doorknob
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 22:19
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    Nick, did I nail the bug down in this answer? And was it fixed by now? :) Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 12:02
  • I totally understand if you can't/won't fix a bug. But saying you will, then ignore all comments asking for updates? No. Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 14:59
  • @Doorknob and judging by the 100% ignore rate, will still be planned in 100 years as well. Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 15:00

Sometimes it takes a few minutes for badges to show up. It is likely that you previously re-tagged a question.

  • I didn't retag the question. Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 20:24
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    @Chao "In your activity history, I don't see any retagging at all."
    – Earlz
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 20:55

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