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What what? [regex] badge error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag-badges exploit According to the badges page, there has been 1 silver and 1 gold badge awarded for the [regex] tag on Stack Overflow. So I said "congrats" to the guy who's ...
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Can I add more relevant tags to questions I've answered to get tag badges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag-badges exploit After looking at some other users' profiles, I assume that badges can be earned for upvoted answers in each versioned tag, rather than somehow summing them ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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What counts as “creating” a tag, for Taxonomist? And what prevents gaming the badge?

The description for the Taxonomist badge is: "Created a tag used by 50 questions." This leads me to a few questions. Consider the following scenario: Alice creates a question that is tagged with ...
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Congratulations Eric Lippert for finally winning the 'c#-language' badge [closed]

Yesterday John Saunders added a new tag, c#-language, to seven questions. There are quite many C# questions on Stack Overflow, but these seven questions have high voted answers from Eric Lippert, who ...
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Should jQuery questions always be tagged with “javascript”? [closed]

This is a tough question to ask, because it will seem like I'm either informing on fellow SO'ers and/or concerning myself too much with Rank. Here's the non-controversial version: jQuery is a library ...
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Reduce the required number of non-wiki answers for bronze/silver/gold tag badges to 10/40/100

Before the introduction of bronze tag badges, the only requirement for silver/gold tag badges was 400/1000 upvotes. This permitted a notable Tag-badges exploit, namely, a single answer with 1000+ ...
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Why can tag badges be lost?

In contrast to usual badges tag badges which have already been awarded can be lost. This does not make a lot of sense to me. Even if your skills within a certain tag are historic and some of the old ...
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Allow users to un-commit from locked proposals in the commitment phase

I committed to the Apocalyptic Defense proposal to test to see whether I could commit to a closed proposal. However, the proposal has now been locked as well. While locking does prevent users from ...
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Can tag badges be gamed by editing the tags of a question which has an answer which was previously upvoted?

Tag badges are currently earned by receiving an upvote to an answer provided for a question having a specific tag. If someone wanted to game the system would it be possible by going back to questions ...
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Is a user's tag score based on the original tags of a question, or can retagging existing questions change it?

Suppose someone provides an answer for a question tagged python. The answer is upvoted once. I notice that the question deals with regular expressions in Python, so I add the regex tag as well. Will ...
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Tag badge triggered by retagging - potential for abuse?

A Stack Overflow user has recently earned the tag badges ruby, gmaps4rails and google-maps over the past day. The same user has recently been retagging questions to add the tag ruby, gmaps4rails and ...
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Should tag badges require a minimum number of answers of a minimum score?

My understanding is that tag badges require a minimum number of answers for a tag to address the tag badge exploit. However, I haven't read anything mentioning any requirements for those answers (...
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Can you get vote count related badges from CW?

This is the way I understand how CW works: All points from votes you get before your answer is made CW is kept even after you turn it into CW Future votes from that point on do not get you points I'...