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It seems my "nice answer" badges are out of sync too, as in the related question.

I just got a notification informing me that I received the badge for an answer that reached 10 votes many moons ago, while the one that recently achieved 10 upvotes is this one.

Except for some maniac tendency to tidiness, the whole matter doesn't disturb me that much :), but I think it may be related to a "nice answer" badge I received some time ago, and the question was subsequently deleted. I don't have a pointer to that question, but perhaps the developers can trace it from my "nice answer" badge board.

Although this issue is already known, I am reporting this as a bug just to inform about the possible correlation among the deleted question and the out-of-sync.

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The "make up badge" is no longer the case - we will appropriately award badges now for things that qualify as they qualify completely independently of past badges. The old code literally counted badges, did a diff and assigned new ones...all badge queries now get and compare each individual cause (post, tag, whatever the "thing" is) and award appropriately.

  • Very nice! I switched the accepted answer to this one to reflect the new status. Thanks! Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 16:04
  • Is this answer obsolete then?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 5:31

Robert Harvey♦ said "You always get to keep a badge, once earned. However, if you lose the requirements for that badge, your next badge earned in that badge category is a "makeup" one."

thus, you gained the badge for a deleted post, kept the badge, but when you gained another identical badge that one was linked to the one that you lost requirements for.

  • Yes, I understand that. But reporting "you right now earned badge X" from an old answer seems (at least) untidy. Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 17:10

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