Yes, this isn't the first question about this, but since this one is already answered, I'm asking a new question.

Two days ago I got a badge on SO for Popular Question. That badge appeared at the bottom of my profile, but wasn't counted at the top. Therefore, I know have 15 bronze badges at the top and 16 at the bottom. According to Jeff Atwood's answer the count should be correct after maximum 24 hours.

Well, it's not.

I know how to update the reputation counter, but that didn't update the badge counters. Furthermore, note that I haven't lost any badges.

To me this sounds like a bug. If it's "by design" as I read it here then please add some functionality to recalculate it.

  • Thanks for the question, I was about to ask the same one. Your question popped up in suggested ones Mar 13, 2014 at 3:19

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According to your profile, you have 15 bronze and 1 silver badge. So the 15 is correct.

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    oh my... After two cups of coffee I noticed that 15+1=16 *sigh* Maybe I should go home and get some sleep...
    – sjngm
    Jan 20, 2011 at 9:03
  • @sjngm, great idea. And we all have those moments. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:08

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