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Why did this former staff member get all these badges at once?

I was browsing the list with recently awarded badges for popular questions, when I noticed former staff member Lisa Park getting 9 instances of this badge at the same time. The description of this ...
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Badge count on Flair lower than last week

I seem to have lost a gold badge and five bronze badges, while gaining one silver, after the latest update of my Flair. Here are the last five updates of my Flair: June 29 2022: June 24 2022: June ...
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The return of the tag-badges exploit

The tag-badges exploit was an old exploit in Stack Exchange: at the time, a total of 1000 votes across all your answers on a tag would give you a gold tag badge for that tag. This lead to an edge case ...
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Is 7 Socratic badges the current per-site record?

I'm a big fan of the Socratic badge because in my experience, asking 100 upvoted questions on separate days is hard: it requires long-term and consistent dedication, and you learn a substantial amount ...
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Long.strings.with.no.spaces in titles overflow into the right column

On an individual Badges page (for example, Promoter), when a title includes a long string with no spaces, it overflows into the right column (where the user cards are): It's worse on mobile (Chrome ...
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Badges forgot how to count [duplicate]

When reading a question here on MSE just yet, I noticed this. Instead of the number 15, the badge count is written as a word. I haven't found any other instance that replicates this.
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Today's podcast mentions that a badge was awarded to a user today, but it wasn't awarded today

Today's podcast, Kidnapping an NFT (June 3, 2022), mentions that today's Lifeboat badge was awarded to user munk, but they were actually awarded the badge on 25th May, 2022. The most recent badge was ...
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How are badges ordered on the profile page? [duplicate]

I wonder how badges ordered on the profile page: Is it random? I couldn't see any non-random pattern.
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I already took the census. Why does the 'Census' badge not show on my profile?

I completed the developer survey, but I did not get the Census badge credited to my account. I took the census while I was not logged in and logged in after the fact. I'm not able to retake the census ...
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Fanatic Badge is not showing right away in profile under "Badges" right after receiving it [duplicate]

After 100 days of consistency I've attained the first gold badge "Fanatic". Now the badge is disappeared there. Also this my Stack Overflow profile. I don't know what it happened and what ...
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Badge Dates on User Profile should show the Year once the Year is over

In the example screenshot taken from my Arqade user profile summary, I earned the Socratic badge on November 16th, 2021. But all it shows on the summary page is "Nov 16". When I see this, ...
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"Track the next one" window shows tag badges instead of normal badges

(Note: apparently this has been reported already in this answer on the New responsive Activity page, along with at least 215 answers and no feedback on this specific bug.) I recently earned a badge on ...
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Inconsistent alignment in the badge history for people with long usernames [duplicate]

There seems to be an inconsistent alignment in the badge history for people with long usernames. For example, in the badge history for the "Necromancer" badge, Sonic and iBug's usernames ...
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Remove 'Autobiographer' from Recent Badges

Until a better method is implemented to prevent spam accounts from seeing the light of day, can we remove either the 'Autobiographer' badge from the Recent Badges list, or, alternatively, prevent ...
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Can the 'receive your first Gold Badge' description be changed?

Every time I notice the following suggestion, I get slightly amused: You don't have a gold badge yet. Write an answer that scores 100 or more to earn your first. I think this is not helpful advice ...
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Progress towards both Reviewer and Steward? [duplicate]

Looking at my progress in the First Answers queue on Super User, it shows a progress of 201/250 for the reviewer badge, but 248/1000 for the Steward badge. I'm guessing at least one of these figures ...
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We should earn Steward without using the queue or we should be able to look more than 3 tags on filter

If we see a question that has a number on the close link, this indicates a problem with the question. If we properly read the question and agree on this close reason then we can immediately click ...
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The return of: Regression of "Jeff Atwood earned this badge 1 time"

Badges that can only be earned once and once only have, once again, the confusing and unclear text: ...earned this badge 1 time. When the expected text should read: earned this badge. I'm not sure ...
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Tooltip for Talkative/Outspoken badge indicators in moderator dashboard not capitalized

The moderator dashboard has two indicators, a bronze and a silver dot, which are shown if the moderator has the Talkative resp. Outspoken badge. People have questioned their usefulness before (1, 2), ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for getting gold tag badge, on less popular tags?

A gold badge for a tag gives a user additional review power, to help manage low-quality questions having that tag. At https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges?tab=tags&filter=gold, we see that there ...
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Revive the Not a Robot badge on other sites?

After becoming a Joomla Stack Exchange moderator in 2019, I asked (in the moderator Q&A) if it would be possible to bring back the Not a Robot badge for all SE sites. This was a somewhat urgent ...
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Does inline tag editing affect Illuminator badge? [duplicate]

I've answered a question then edited the tag inline since there was nothing more to edit. Then waited for long enough so that I can see an increase in the Illuminator count. It did not increase, then ...
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Remove empty badges block in profile page

There's no need to show empty block named "Badges" for new users, like this one:
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Review queue totals showing incorrect values?

It appears that the review queue totals are incorrect for the First Answer and First Question queues. The total for the badges is just one, while in reality I have completed 5 reviews in this ...
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Is the 'positive question record' a rolling count, and if so how do I work out how many days until it will be positive again? [duplicate]

I am '33/30' for the Inquisitive badge, but as I don't have 'positive question record' in the last 30 days, I can't get it yet. The badge text says: Asked a well-received question on 30 separate ...
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Is there an API for user badges?

Is there was a way to pull down 'badges' for users of various sites in the network. I noticed that there is an API call for all badges in the system, but can't see one for users.
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Should I get Revival for answering my own question? [duplicate]

I asked a question. No-one answered. 5 years later, I answered it. Today, the answer got an upvote that qualified it for the Revival badge. But can one really Revive one's own question? I am not sure ...
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Should the Disciplined and Peer Pressure badges be (partially) retired?

For context: the Disciplined and Peer Pressure badges are awarded for deleting one's own content with a score of 3 or higher or -3 or lower respectively. Earlier today, someone posted a comment that ...
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Caucus badges can be earned after an election

The description of the Caucus badge says: "Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote. This badge can be awarded multiple times." At ...
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Separate Editor badge and other usages of word "Editor" in translations

On Stack Overflow in Russian we have "Младший редактор" badge. This is a creative translation of original badge named "Editor". The translation "Младший редактор" (junior ...
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White circles overlap badge icons when viewing user profiles on mobile

When viewing a user profile on a mobile site, the badge icons are overlayed with a white circle. This seems to happen across sites and badge types. I observed this both on Chrome 95.0 and Firefox 94.0....
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No distinguishable border for badges in high contrast mode on dark scheme

I'm not sure that it was intentional, but in high contrast mode (still in beta for SO sites) on dark scheme badges don't have distinguishable borders: Compare with light mode: I.e. in dark theme ...
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How does review work? [duplicate]

I would like to know how the review system works. I guess the minimum reputation required for a review task is 500 or 2000, but I have seen many Stack Overflow accounts with less reputation which have ...
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Does the Help Center wording for Illuminator badge need adjusting?

From the FAQ here: Illuminator gold; awarded once Edit 500 questions each within 12 hours of answering it (score>0). But from the go-to help center: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions ...
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"Vox Populi" vote tallying might not be working on The Workplace [duplicate]

I joined The Workplace a few days ago to learn more about professional courtesy and have been reading a lot each day. I've been upvoting a lot of genuinely useful Q/As and (I'm pretty sure) hitting ...
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Query to get users with highest number of sites with at least one famous question

I want to know who are the top users across all sites in terms of number of sites in which they've got at least one famous question (so, count is across sites, not across famous questions). I know ...
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Are there plans to create some education or certifications on Stack Exchange?

A lot of people hate this question... so I'll try to reword it. Has Stack Overflow considered moving into an educational capacity that leads to something tangible like a certification? The ...
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Badges formatting is not proper when searched for a badge [duplicate]

When I search an badge its formatting is not proper. For reference- Tested On Chrome and Edge in Windows 10
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Badges are vertically misaligned in communities list on hover [closed]

The badges in communities list (aka the bling) seem to be misaligned vertically on hover. For reference: a couple of months ago a bug was fixed where the badges were cut off in the communities list. ...
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The yearling badge notification is duplicated [duplicate]

Today I received my yearling badge for Code Review, but the notification was duplicated:
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Why have I received eight yearling badges for the same site today?

Note this is not Why am I getting so many "yearling" badges today? as these are all in the same site. I'm currently at 8 badges by my count. These are all for Information Security Meta. Any ...
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Does the 'Research Assistant' badge now count tag excerpt edits?

From the announcement: the badge counts distinct tag wikis you edit excluding excerpts and the FAQ: Edits to tag wiki excerpts do not count [emphasis mine; thanks @bobble] Update: I've now updated ...
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What are Badge IDs and where can I find them?

Badge IDs are, especially on older sites, very random. What are Badge IDs? Where can I find these IDs? How can I reproduce this table in case of changes in the Badge system? Who is going to profit ...
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Proposal for awarding credit towards First Questions/Answers badges based on First Posts activity

Update (2021-09-14): This is now live See below for details on how it works. Carryover credit for First posts review work is now being taken into account when calculating eligibility for the Reviewer ...
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Can we please avoid calling this staff / bot / mod identifying label a "badge"?

Recently, indicators have been added to make explicit the fact that some accounts have a special status. Unfortunately, the term "badge" has been used to describe this feature; but calling ...
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Number of badges overlaps 'badges' label on stackexchange.com

Jon Skeet broke yet another thing: the network profile. His number of bronze badges is shown ... suboptimally ... on stackexchange.com: Tested on macOS Big Sur 11.5.2, the latest Firefox and Safari. ...
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Is there any real order for badges on different Stack Exchange sites?

So I was recently trying to look up how much a certain badge was awarded on different sites when I noticed, that the badge URLs work on indexes and not on names. For example the URL to the Unsung Hero ...
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Please, transfer reviews (or just split score for them) from the "First posts" queue to new "First questions" and "First answers" queues [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of this question, it's a feature request! Please do not close it, leave the possibility for the staff members to answer this question (and not to just comment one of the ...
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So is my progress toward the Steward badge for First Posts queue just gone? [duplicate]

I just noticed I had more review queues than usual: Noticing "First answers" and "First questions" were now separate, I checked "First posts": Slowly but surely, I was ...
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Suspended users' badge counts show up in edit histories

The user card for a suspended user in an edit history page (a page with a URL like site.stackexchange.com/posts/12345/revisions) shows the badge counts for the suspended user, along with 1 reputation. ...
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