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Additional Badge Ideas

As the title suggests does anyone have ideas for additional badges for SO? I liked the idea of 'hidden' ones that are triggered by odd, random criteria. Basically Easter eggs. Also: Member of all ...
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Badge progress reports

Is there a way to view your own progress towards certain badges? For example: Tumbleweed - What value constitutes low views for a week? Fanatic – Is there a way to view how many days in a row you ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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Are other sites (besides MSE) growing inactive?

Ever since Everything That Happened with Stack Exchange, it's understandable that many users are hesitant to get re-involved on SE. It's understandable that many users are deleting their own accounts,...
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Allow cross-site queries in data explorer

I think it would be useful if we could join across databases in the data-explorer. For example, I'd like to query up a list of questions that I had a hand in migrating away from SO, and see what ...
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Does a Rep Cap discourage participation?

I mean, I know that it shouldn't, if you're just doing things for the fun of it. That's how I was too, until I answered one question in the morning in a way that caused many people to upvote it for ...
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What SEDE examples would be most useful to new users?

This question asks about an SEDE tutorial, which doesn't really exist. The answer there suggests that you can look at existing queries, which I think is how most SEDE users have learned, but that has ...
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How close am I to earning the <TagName> badge

I have a request for someone to write a query in the data explorer that will accurately predict how close someone is to earning a tag-based badge. The current query (How Many Upvotes Do I have for ...
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Handling comments that answer closed questions

On our site (economics.SE) we discourage (via downvoting) people from writing answers to questions that look off-topic to avoid providing incentives to write such questions in the first place (see ...
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Where can you discuss or ask for comments on a data explorer query? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I ask questions about data explorer? I am starting to use the Data Explorer. I would like comments and suggestions about a recent query I saved there (I will give the ...
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Badge idea: Highlander - There Can Be Only One

Give this badge for having {some number of} of the following: a {good enough answer}, to a {fair competition question}, which have no competing answers Some measures are : {good enough answer}: ...
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How many upvotes does Jon Skeet have?

Since daily rep caps out at 200, a large majority of upvotes on Jon's posts never get "counted" as rep. For example, more than 70 upvotes on 11/17/17 did not count toward his rep total. My question ...
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Multiple accounts sharing an email address?

To help answer this question, I did some research into what how many user accounts share the same username or email. While usernames turned up a bunch of common first names, something thats expected, ...
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Useful Data Queries

Over on Worldbuilding, we've come up with a list of data queries. HDE226868 suggested that these queries might be useful to other sites, and we should post them on Meta: this is the result. This post ...
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How are gold badges given for a particular tag?

I have a bit of confusion about this. I thought a gold badge is given after you get 1000 up votes in a tag for example C#, Java, PHP, etc. I saw this user (today) with only 476 upvotes for C# tag and ...

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