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A badge description is the description of a badge, explaining why it is awarded.

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Too many full stops…

This has got to be the smallest text correction request ever… …but as noticed in a question on English Language Learners - Should a full stop punctuation be used in Abbreviations? - there are too many ...
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Fix Guru badge description [duplicate]

Currently Guru badge description looks as: Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. According to the answer that excludes self-accepted answers. Hence I ...
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What is the Refiner badge really for?

The blurb for Refiner says, Edited and answered 50 questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) which dates back to here. Breaking this down, we have "edited and answered 50 ...
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Make UTC link in badge description translatable

Recently I changed translations in descriptions for Fanatic and Enthusiast badges on Stack Overflow in Russian according to my global wide feature request: Now I noticed that UTC link in the ...
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Fix description for Enthusiast and Fanatic badges

Each badge description with a single sentence doesn't contain a dot. Except for Enthusiast and Fanatic badges: I think those descriptions for Enthusiast and Fanatic badges should be changed from ...
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Clarify the meaning of the Generalist badge

So here's the description of Generalist: Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags Has anyone ever realized just how ambiguous that is? Here are the ways it could be ...
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Text for Electorate gold badge is confusing & ambiguous [duplicate]

For observers, this particular badge creates confusion. Currently Electorate badge text shows like this: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. Does it mean: ...
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The term "good question" in some badges' description is unclear [duplicate]

The badges, curious, inquisitive and socratic are described as: Ask a good question on N separate days, and maintain a positive question record However the term good question is not explained. ...
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Description for Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator is unclear

The text on the badge description page reads as follows: Edited X questions within 12 hours of posting a positive-scoring answer. I was not the only one who thought this meant you edited any ...
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Misleading description of new Curious badge

The description of the new Curious badge currently reads: Asked a good question on 5 separate days, and maintains a positive question record. The term "good question" seems to be defined by the ...
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Is awarding the Tumbleweed badge working correctly?

The Tumbleweed badge is awarded for questions with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. For a week refers to the first week of existence as per this answer. This question was ...
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Could "(the daily maximum)" be removed from the Mortarboard description?

On the badges page, the Mortarboard badge is described as: Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day Is this not misleading in its wording? It implies that you must hit ...
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Change the description of the revival badge to match the algorithm used to award it

The current description for the revival badge is: Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more However, as per the discussion on Revival Badge awarded incorrectly when other ...
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Guru badge description is misleading and should be changed

Is it just me or is the Guru badge description a bit misleading? Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. At first read it seemed that a person need to ...
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Sheriff badge description has two periods

See The description ends with two periods. On the badges page, the Sheriff badge is the only badge having a period at the end of its description.
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Description of meta participation badges [duplicate]

Currently we are showing the description of meta participation badges(Convention and Quorum) as Quorum: One post with score of 2 on meta Convention: 10 posts with score of 2 on meta It ...
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Clearly state that Mortarboard badge requirements excludes bonuses

In an earlier question of mine today, I was somewhat confused about the exact rules for earning the Mortarboard badge. To prevent this, I think the Mortarboard badge's description should be changed ...
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Editing the "Self-Learner" Badge Description

Stemming from this question the text for "Self-Learner" badge is pretty easy to get confused by. Current Text Answered your own question with score of 3 or more Issue The person in the above ...
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Alternative Populist Badge Description

I find the populist badge description a little confusing. However, if I understand it correctly, but it be better for the description to say this instead(Thanks to Kate Gregory): Highest scoring ...
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Should the Badges page include the (very few) details on privs unlocked by a badge?

You must have Convention, Strunk and White, Civic Duty, and Deputy to stand for election as a moderator. (I'm not actually sure whether that's SE-wide, or just SO.) And at one point you had to have ...
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Add badge description on badge page [duplicate]

We all wonder from time to time on which circumstances we get a certain badge. Some ask about it on meta. Then we can point to the list-of-all-badges-with-full-descriptions. But wouldn't it be best ...
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Requirements for the Research Assistant badge are misleading in the badge list

The badge page has this description for the Research Assistant badge: edited 50 tag wikis It does not mention that editing excerpts does not count. This is just unfair. Please update the ...
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Got answer with 10 upvotes but didn't get the Enlightened badge

I have this answer of mine. It is accepted and has 10 upvotes (and one downvote) and is the first answer of the question. The last upvote is more than 3 days old. However no Enlightened badge was ...
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Quorum badge on Stack Overflow?

The description for the Quroum badge on Stack Overflow says: One post with score of 2 on meta. Sounds to me as if I need exactly one post with precisely a score of 2. Wouldn't this be a better ...
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Clarify the Constituent badge description

From this post its very clear that the Constituent badge's description is not precise. The current description reads Voted for a candidate in an election which doesn't specify whether it is ...
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Please, add more detailed description of badges, explaining why should I respect the user bearing them

There is a lot of questions about the same problem: "What does Tenacious badge mean?" The short description of the badge is really hard to understand (as shown in the question 69322), and a lot of ...
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Use consistent terms when describing tag badge rules

The description of the rules for awarding tag badges as stated on the badges page seems inconsistent and confusing. This mso faq post states that the metric used is "sum of upvotes - sum of downvotes"...
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Area 51 badge descriptions need updating now that the on/off-topic voting has gone

Now that the voting on Area 51 has changed from on-topic/off-topic/not a good question, to up/down, there are several badge descriptions that are out of date: Advocate First on-topic or ...
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clarifying the short description of the "sportsmanship" badge

The current description of the "Sportsmanship" badge is: Up voted 100 competing answers That misled me at first. I wonder if a few more words might help others avoid the same misunderstanding I ...
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Some SE sites say Generalist badge can be earned multiple times

Some SE sites say that the Generalist badge can be earned multiple times: (beta) (beta) ...
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Fix the Tag Editor badge description to match other badge descriptions

All the badge descriptions on Badges page are capitalized as normal English sentences except the Tag Editor badge, which says: First Tag Wiki Edit Each word is capitalized in this description, and ...
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The legend on user's tag badges page doesn't match the descriptions

The descriptions state that you need 100/400/1000 upvotes in a tag, while the legend says you need 100/400/1000 total score. The tooltip on the tag badge itself needs fixing as well.
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Typo in Altruist description

First bounty you manually awarded on another persons question person's is missing an apostrophe.
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Please improve the description of the Organizer badge

After I read the description of the Organizer badge, I thought it was awarded for re-tagging any question. But when I retagged my own post, I didn't get an Organizer badge. So, I asked this question,...
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Founder badge description missed "definition" update [closed]

● Founder — Dicussed, committed, and participated in the Beta of a successful site
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Better text for the Enlightened Badge

I just learned that the Enlightened badge, is for the First (in time order) answer on a question that is also accepted (with 10 upvotes). Up until now I thought it was for the First answer for a user ...
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Change the gold badge legend description on the Badges page

I know this is being pedantic but I figured I'd mention it anyway. Currently the legend reads: Gold Badges are rare. You'll have to not only participate but be skilled and knowledgeable to earn ...
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Peer Pressure badge worded incorrectly

According to the Peer Pressure page, the badge is awarded to those who "deleted [their] own post with 3 or more downvotes." I did this recently and didn't get the badge. The answer in question had 3 ...
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Clarify the wording for the Enlightened badge

The wording is currently First answer was accepted with at least 10 up votes. This badge can be awarded multiple times. However as demonstrated here the wording isn't clear. I know I've made the ...
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What do you mean by "This badge can be awarded multiple times"?

The Enlightened badge description says: First answer was accepted with at least 10 up votes. This badge can be awarded multiple times. English is not my primary language so maybe I'm missing ...
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