Today I've got 10 upvotes for an answer. Answer was a first answer in the question. I got an Nice Answer badge for this, but no Enlightened badge.

Shouldn't I get both?
Here is my answer :)


It will at earliest come when the grace period of the last vote (the time wherein the user can undo the vote) has expired. As far as I know, the grace period is 5 minutes. So at earliest 5 minutes after the last vote you should get it. At least, have patience for about 24 hours. There might be some cronjob responsible for rewarding the particular badge(s).

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    2 days is actually the generally given time span for the rarer badges (the most often citation being Epic/Legendary). I recommend 48 hours over 24 hours, especially given the example from Juan Manuel I mentioned in the other answer.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Aug 10 '10 at 14:48
  • It took 26 minutes for me to get one after I got the final upvote.
    – cweiske
    Jun 27 '11 at 17:54

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