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I recently got W00T (Enthusiast) and am now looking to Fanatic. I saw on another post that SO has been open for 11 months but no one has won Fanatic yet. Is it broken or just a coincidence?

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    A better question is why wasn't it made retroactive?
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Jul 20, 2009 at 17:40
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    Yup, I agree - why should days before the badges introduction be worth any less than days after? If anything, being an early adopter of SO would make you more of a fanatic.
    – donnacha
    Commented Sep 4, 2009 at 4:23

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The Fanatic badge was just unveiled and started tracking around 6/26/09. It'll be September before anybody gets it.

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  • That would explain it, I must have joined and started visiting days after they were unveiled. Commented Jul 20, 2009 at 17:41
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Today's the day.

Front page is stacked with them.

alt text http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4804/fanaticbadge.png

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  • Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww hell yeah, just got mine.
    – Eric
    Commented Sep 4, 2009 at 2:39
  • Me too. I have the flair enabled on my blog, and I saw a gold on it. I was confused until I came to SO. Now I'm proud. :) Commented Sep 4, 2009 at 5:49
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    hooray for the i-have-no-life badge. my 1st gold
    – Dinah
    Commented Sep 4, 2009 at 16:02
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    Wohoo, got mine today! First gold on SO, second gold overall. Now that I think about it---why do I even care? Cursing you, Jeff Atwood, you and your stupid addictive ideas...
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 9, 2009 at 9:52
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Enthusiast and Fanatic was recently added badges. And the time period started after they have been added.

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Assuming that the count for the Fanatic badge started at the same time as the Woot! badge, I would expect the first round to be awarded on or around September 4th.

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  • September 4th UTC! Who called it? (I did) Commented Sep 4, 2009 at 2:02
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Ding Fanatic! (It's an mmo thing)

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