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?

closed as too localized by Pops, kiamlaluno, jonsca, John, Martijn Pieters Sep 22 '12 at 9:18

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  • While the reputation tab begs read me, read me to no avail. – Rick Sladkey Jul 20 '11 at 18:22
  • @RickSladkey hehe :) – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 21 '11 at 10:37
  • Voting to close because this style of system message no longer exists. – Pops Sep 19 '12 at 15:22

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 '11 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. – Marc Gravell Jul 20 '11 at 14:22
  • I didn't see a notification when I received the bronze [support] badge the other day. – Tim Stone Jul 20 '11 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? – Marc Gravell Jul 20 '11 at 14:42
  • Brilliant, thanks! +1 to your comment-ninja skills as well. ;) – Tim Stone Jul 20 '11 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 '11 at 9:41
  • @Cody it is not just strange; it was wrong; see update – Marc Gravell Jul 20 '11 at 9:59
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    @cody I SPIN MY WHEEL OF BLAME! A winner every time... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/95110/… – Jeff Atwood Jul 20 '11 at 10:06
  • I hadn't known about the behavior as mentioned the linked question, thanks – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 21 '11 at 4:27

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