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Explainer badge understanding [duplicate]

I was recently awarded the Explainer badge. I tried searching for more information on this badge, but I still do not understand why I have been awarded this badge? Can someone explain how I received ...
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Do self-answered questions count as progress towards the Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator badges? [duplicate]

I tend to answer my own questions if they remain unanswered for some time, and I wondered this: If I edit my question within 12 hours before or after answering it, like I do with others' questions, ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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8answers
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Should we make the Red Baron hat trigger a permanent badge?

During Winterbash 2014, there was a hat called Red Baron, which was earned by giving an answer scoring 5 or better to question that had a score of −3 or worse at the time of answering and later rose ...
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Help us find duplicates efficiently

I have recently started using a new device and I am discovering Just how immensely helpful the various browser caches are on my earlier device for locating duplicates just how erm, poor the Closing->...
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2answers
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Undone edits disappear from revision history

I'm reporting the following bug per Shog9's request. Consider the following scenario: You edit any post on a SE site where you have edit privileges. In a second edit within the grace period of the ...
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2answers
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No gold badge for revival/necromancer/… pattern?

I recently answered a question that was several months old, and my answer was accepted. I thought this would earn me a badge, but upon looking, realised the badges were issued for upvoted answers, ...
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How do people answer questions so quickly?

Even on the least active SE site I use people always provide answers before I've even finished searching to make sure it's not duplicate and is properly tagged/marked up. How is this possible? Are ...
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0answers
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Boost duplicate post search results by incoming link count

When you try to close a post as a duplicate, you are given the opportunity to search for the dupe target. Still, searching for that dupe target you know exists is hard and more often than not I have ...
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1answer
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What's the point of getting hats at the end of the year?

As we know, every year before Christmas, we are able to collect some hats. Although it's interesting to get various hats, my question is what's the point? Are they gonna turn to reputations or some ...
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1answer
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Can I opt out from obtaining specific badges?

I would like to ask whether I can opt out from obtaining badges that I consider ridiculous (yes, this has something to do with the new triplet). Or maybe opt out of all the badges since they are ...
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2answers
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Query for no. of many questions I have answered which are closed later

Is there a query to know how many questions received answers before they are put on hold and I am one of the users who wrote an answer before the question is closed? If it looks confusing, let me ...
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1answer
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Reopener (Edit) Badge Idea

When a Question gets closed and someone edits them to get them reopened, that should count towards a (bronze/silver/gold) badge. I'm unsure if the OP of a question should count here as well, ...
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1answer
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Why can questions be flagged but not closed for very low quality?

One of the possible flags for a question is: it is very low quality This question has severe formatting or content problems. This question is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and ...

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