Following on the heels of other badges that have been linked to the wrong post in the notification...

I recently got a badge notification that I earned an Enlightened badge for this post, when in fact the most recent post that I earned a Nice Answer badge for was this other post (which is the one I really should have gotten an Enlightened badge for).

It seems weird that the Nice Answer badge notification was correct, but the Enlightened badge notification was off. I don't know if this is a problem with the badge notification system in general, or something specific to my account like waffles' answer here seems to suggest.

Can anyone take a look?

  • I don't see how it's wrong. You earned a Nice Answer badge for both answers, but only 1 Enlightened badge, and that's probably because the badge awarding script didn't run yet. Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 2:44
  • @Null: Note the times. I had just gotten the upvote which gave me a score of 10 and the Nice Answer badge, and the next Enlightened badge I got should have been for that same post, but it was for the older one I had long since had 12 upvotes on. Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 2:51
  • I don't know what the exact mechanics are, but all my "Enlightened" badges have been awarded after a "Nice Answer" badge was awarded for the same question, with one of them being awarded 5 days after. Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 2:58

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Yeah, this is a side effect of you getting the enlightened badge incorrectly for this answer

I'm looking at stripping off all the invalid enlightened badge reasons, then it will rebuild the missing reasons next time you get an enlightened badge.

  • Ah, I see. I didn't notice that incorrectly-awarded old question. Thanks! Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 5:05
  • @waffles: did you already perform those "invalid enlightened badge reasons" removals? Because I just lost 14 enlightened badges right now (user 6309 on SO)
    – VonC
    Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 5:42
  • Did you guys just invoke another resync? I received a notification for earning the Enlightened Badge which I've had for a while now. I didn't get an additional badge but it's like it was refreshed or something. The page shows it as just recently earned. Perhaps related to @VonC's situation. Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 5:48
  • @VonC ... sorry, but yes, those badges were mostly given to people due to a system bug.
    – waffles
    Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 5:50
  • @waffles: no problem at all, I don't mind this "badge recalc" ;)
    – VonC
    Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 5:56
  • @Von ... also keep in mind this only affected enlightened badges. 4000 of them ... :)
    – waffles
    Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 6:07
  • @VonC: It looks like you have to wait for the database to finish granting our badges: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66268/…. Commented Oct 1, 2010 at 7:04

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