I was awarded the Deputy and Strunk & White badges today.

yAyy badge!

But in both the cases, the system message announcing

You have been awarded <> badge

was not displayed. Why is this so?

  • While the reputation tab begs read me, read me to no avail. Jul 20, 2011 at 18:22
  • @RickSladkey hehe :) Jul 21, 2011 at 10:37
  • Voting to close because this style of system message no longer exists.
    – Pops
    Sep 19, 2012 at 15:22

2 Answers 2


I incorrectly marked this ; but I was wrong - the "veteran" badge code is only supposed to apply to bronze badges. This is being corrected.

Good spot.

  • I wasn't get notified of a bronze tag badge the other day. Was that due to this? Seems like tag badge notifications should be shown regardless of level, if that's the case.
    – Tim Stone
    Jul 20, 2011 at 14:10
  • @Tim if you are a multi-site veteran, a number (not all) of the bronze badges are deliberately not notified. If you feel one was suppressed that should be shown, please indicate which. Jul 20, 2011 at 14:22
  • I didn't see a notification when I received the bronze [support] badge the other day.
    – Tim Stone
    Jul 20, 2011 at 14:32
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    @Tim actually it seems that the fix I applied above also means that bronze tag badges now get notified again. Better? Jul 20, 2011 at 14:42
  • Brilliant, thanks! +1 to your comment-ninja skills as well. ;)
    – Tim Stone
    Jul 20, 2011 at 14:43

The number of system messages (including badge awards) have been reduced for experienced users.

Prevent the 'Notification Fiesta'

  • It seems strange to me that this means Sathya doesn't get notified of silver badges, but I still see the notification bar for earning bronze "Nice Answer" badges. (It just happened today, so I'm not thinking of a time before this went into effect.) I'd assume I qualify as an "experienced user" here.
    – Cody Gray
    Jul 20, 2011 at 9:41
  • @Cody it is not just strange; it was wrong; see update Jul 20, 2011 at 9:59
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    @cody I SPIN MY WHEEL OF BLAME! A winner every time... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/95110/… Jul 20, 2011 at 10:06
  • I hadn't known about the behavior as mentioned the linked question, thanks Jul 21, 2011 at 4:27

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