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Awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.

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How do I track my badge status with this, why does curious require a “positive question record”? [duplicate]

This isn't useful if I'm 7/5's the way there. Stack Exchange forged a status indicator even more useless than Windows 95 informing me about remaining install time. It seems like there is also a ...
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Badge tracker out of whack [duplicate]

Consider the following pictures. Before getting a tracked badge: After getting a tracked badge: The pop-up asking for a new badge to be tracked ("Track the next one") essentially became a pop-under....
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Bug or design issue in Stack Overflow's badges section [duplicate]

I have seen a design bug in the Stack Overflow BADGES section. After earning a badge the design flows like the screenshot below:
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What if I have the requirements for an outspoken badge but I don't have an account on the site?

Let's say I have all the requirements to get an outspoken badge because I got 10 starred messages from 10 different users in a room that is connected to a site. What if I don't have an account on the ...
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“You've earned (badge)” panel layouts are broken

When I visit my activity page I see this: The "Congratulations! You've earned (badge)" section has dropped down completely beneath the tabs under it. The "You've earned a new privilege!" section has ...
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Why does SE use reputation and badges system? [duplicate]

Based on what consideration does SE believe such systems would help to build a good community? Is there any social theory about this design?
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Why is there some data unaccessible from the Data Explorer?

I was wondering why I didn't get the Unsung Hero badge when I theoretically should have it on Stack Overflow. The How Unsung am I? requests shows only 10 unscored answers, the real count is 11 but ...
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Should the Teacher badge be encouraged so soon?

I've seen that the Teacher badge (first answer) is the second recommended badge after Student (first question). It's encouraged by the "Go get it" button. Why are we encouraging newbies to answer ...
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Mouse over cursor for tag badge is different from cursor for regular tag in the profile page

In the profile page the mouse over cursor for the next regular badge tracker is ... regular (i.e. a pointer or text selector): But for the next tag badge the cursor looks like a hand: The ...
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Use colored text for badge counts instead of badge logos

I was looking at some posts by users with many thousands of badges, and I noticed that there were two lines required for displaying the badges. This was caused by the badge icons (●). Should we remove ...
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Number of badges reported by Area 51 or SEDE doesn't equal flair image

At Area 51 my 'live update' (6th in the right column on my "Definition" tab, for a beta site that I followed) says I have 1 gold, 53 silver and 269 bronze badges. My Flair Badge (updated today) says ...
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Add link to open the Next badge page on the profile activity page

The "Next tag badge" and "Newest" badge widget have this button: But "Next badge" widget doesn't: Can you add the button on this popup to open the badge page?
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Where is my Populist badge? [duplicate]

About few days ago, I've added an answer in Movies and TV SE. For this Question. In badge description, it says Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by ...
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Receiving Yearling badge for 4 years one by one each day

I've had an account here for 4 years, but only recently started using the site. And now I'm receiving Yearling badge one by one each day. Why don't you give all of them at once?
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Ordering for next tag badge options

I wonder how the "next badge" options for tag badges are sorted. In the screen shot below, the matlab tag is recommended, and shown first, even though I'm closer to getting the algorithm badge: I ...
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Would an increase in the positive motivation to take care of newbies be useful?

The new CoC operates mainly with negative motivation, i.e. the unfriendly welcome, particularly to newbies, is forbidden. Violating it results in punishment. Maybe the system could have a positive ...
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Badge suggestion: Can we get a “Decade” badge for being an active member for 10 years?

We have the silver "yearling" badge. How about a gold badge for old timers who've been an active member for 10 years? It could be contingent on getting X reputation over the past decade. Related: ...
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Sort badges by gold/silver/bronze and earned/unearned simultaneously

Currently, we can sort badges by choosing among "all", "earned", "unearned", "gold", "silver", or "bronze". However, these are not all mutually exclusive categories. It would be nice if we could ...
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Badge notifications from other sites should not use the icons from the current site [duplicate]

Badge notification from other sites (here, meta.SE) should use their resp. badge icons (here, the default), not the ones from the site I'm currently on. Failing that (because, do we really want to ...
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Rule clarification for Enlightened badge (again, I know) [duplicate]

I know that this very question was asked before (more than once), but the answers don't apply here. This answer was the first and only one given, was accepted with 10 votes, but didn't result in the ...
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Badge icons partially hidden on some sites with the new design

On three sites with the new theme, Ask Ubuntu, Super User and Server Fault, the badge icons displayed in the user's profile summary in the top bar are partially covered by the numbers. I reported this ...
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Too much space between badge icon and number of badges

An (perhaps unintended) consequence of the new design (e.g. here on Meta Stack Exchange) is that the spacing between the badge icon (the gold, silver or bronze dot) and the number of badges is ...
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Badge suggestion: Well Behaved, for reading the Code of Conduct

One of the first badges most users usually get is the bronze Informed badge for reading the entire Tour page. This badge is designed to reward some basic reading about the site, and hopefully helping ...
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How will SE draw attention to the Code of Conduct once it's no longer new?

The Code of Conduct is still new right now, so it appears in the notification bar at the top of the page: Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of ...
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Review Queue badge list displays unrelated badge

For some reason I'm unable to upload or add the screenshot as an image for this. I get a message about an error with imgur. Here's the screenshot link: https://i.imgur.com/saPpMX5.png In the review ...
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Incorrect badge logo in achievements [duplicate]

The badge logo is incorrect in different sites. I found out that I had received the "Civic Duty" badge on Meta SO while I was browsing ELL, and to my surprise the badge logo was ELL style, not SO ...
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Why is a user allowed to keep the mortarboard badge aquired by voting fraud?

Consider the following situation: A user is a member for approximately two years. During this period his/her reputation gain was slowly, but steadily increasing: a few votes per week. Suddenly within ...
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No plural forms for “You've earned this badge N times”

The text of tooltip message showed for the green tick next to badge icon requires plural forms in Transifex:
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“Recently awarded to: No longer available” in mobile theme

I’m seeing something weird on this page using iOS Safari: Here’s another link showing the same behavior. There should be rep/badge counts, like the other badge pages I checked show: In addition, ...
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Why is the Reversal badge so hard to get?

The description for the reversal badge tells me: Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Roughly only 300 users have earned the "...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

Update: This question was asked due to the employee comment quoted below, but the employee was incorrect. The badge is in fact awarded for tag edits that also modify the body or title. As such, most ...
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Re-awarding badges after merging accounts?

When animuson answered my question on Merging Accounts Question Roundup, in part of their answer they said: "Badges are not transferred, but will be automatically re-awarded as the processes run ...
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Change description of Organizer badge to be more descriptive

This is not a duplicate of Please improve the description of the Organizer badge, as that asks to make it more clear that it doesn't apply to one's own questions; my request is totally different. ...
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Was my answer really twice as good? (doubled “Good Answer” badge)

Yesterday I was awarded the same silver Good Answer badge twice. For the same post, about 5 minutes apart: Both links lead to the same answer post. The timestamps are just under 5 minutes apart, at ...
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How is the “Next badge” determined? [duplicate]

In the tab "Activity" of my profile, there is a place for user badge settings. It is shown in the figure below: A user can choose his or her next badge choice from the new badge settings; ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Badges for helpful flag streaks

Looking at the badges for the website, I feel that there is something missing: badges for helpful flag streaks. Here are some proposed values. Bronze Badge: 10 helpful flags in a row Silver ...
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Move similar voting badges to the same groups

Context I'm talking about Badges page for each site. There you can see six voting badges: Supporter Critic Suffrage Vox Populi Civic Duty Electorate Problem Every voting badge resides in separate ...
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Can tag gold-badge holders take off their golden hat when casting close votes? [duplicate]

It was my understanding that when a tag gold-badge (TGB) holder casts a close vote for dupes, the question gets closed immediately. It doesn't matter in what order a TGB holder casts their vote. I ...
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I have been awarded the Yearling badge 3 times in the last 2 days [duplicate]

I'm not complaining but I suspect a bug. I've been awarded the Yearling badge 3 times now in the last two days. Is it a bug?
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Profile reputation has been reset

I added my gmail to my profile and it ended up resetting my rep points as below. Looks weird above. I suddenly get old notifications saying you earned this badge, that badge. But no change in ...
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Why do I not have the 5/5 for the Curious badge? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that I have asked 5 (really 6) well-received questions on this site, my questions are here, but for some reason, I don't have the 5 separate days of asking a good question. Why is this?...
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Change achievement icons on Profile Summary to match their respective websites [duplicate]

When looking at the Accounts tab, the icons shown for achivements all belong to the specific website you are looking at, not the Stack Exchange website shown to the left. For example, here is what I ...
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Help to get back old reputation and badges [duplicate]

I had a profile whose link is https://math.stackexchange.com/users/294365/learnmore. The problem is when I am logging in it using my e-mail subarshabnrj@gmail.com and password,I find my reputation is ...
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Reputation and Badge Difference

If you go on my chat account which is based on my Stack Overflow account, they have different reputation and amount of badges as shown below. Why is that? Is this only a problem on my account or on ...
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Year-Round Hats for Fun and Profit

Making hats available year-round, rather than limiting them to Winter Bash, would be a natural and powerful extension of Stack Exchange's gamification systems. This remains true even if hats are ...
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What is the fastest and average time to attain each badge?

These seem to be interesting questions to understand in general how much effort is expended to attain a badge. Effort is the wrong word, some badges are gained through fortune or uncontrollable chaos....
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Add link to post which earned you the Quorum badge

Some badges, especially most of the ones which awarded for a single post, like Nice Answer, have a link to the post(s) where you earned that badge. For Quorum (one post with score of 2 on a child meta)...
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Search for users having two different badges

On a certain SE site, I'm interested in seeing how many people have both of two different badges (Promoter & Tumbleweed). Is there a way to do this?
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Badges in achievement drop-down switches based on site [duplicate]

The achievements dialog drop-down in the top bar shows the recent achievements across all sites. Each entry has a site-specific icon next to it, so you know where it's from. Badges, however, seem to ...