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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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Empty "Select your next badge" window after validating a badge [duplicate]

SHORT DESCRIPTION The "Select your next badge" window of Stack Exchange presented after one has just validated a badge is empty. LONGER DESCRIPTION After receiving a new badge (in this case, ...
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Long name of badge makes badge fat on Next Badge popup

When a badge with a long enough name hits into the Next Badge popup, it appears fat on a narrow screen: It turns out it also happening on wide screens (e.g., on iPad Pro 11"): Here's clearly ...
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Can I voluntarily cast a single close vote despite having a gold badge? [duplicate]

Voting to close as duplicate can be done by gold-badge owners without requiring votes from other people ("dupehammer"). This is often sensible and useful. However, is it possible to ...
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Why are some badges from the "Select your next badge" window not listed on the list of badges pointed on the tour page?

Why does the description of the list of badges on the tour of a SE site does not match the content of the "Select your next badge" information window shown to the user when they receive a ...
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In September I am told about a badge received in December... which year? [duplicate]

What does this mean: When did I (will I :) earn this badge? It is September, December is still ahead of us. Is it Dec 2, 2022? Only (due to a bug?) year is omitted?
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Possible bug about socratic badge not being awarded [duplicate]

On Mathematics, I came across a user with 411 questions, but no Socratic badge even though 245 questions had positive votes (I didn't check whether all of them are on separate days). Shouldn't he ...
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Add a bit column for whether a badge is retired in SEDE or a RetiredDate column

It would be nice (for example) to be able to easily filter out badges that are retired when querying SEDE for analysis purposes. A bit for it would work, or alternatively, a nullable RetiredDate. Or ...
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How have I not won the #sql tag badge yet?

According to my profile on Stack Overflow: It looks like this answer alone has earned me 220 points towards the SQL tag: SQL standard to escape column names? I'm unclear why I only have credit for 84 ...
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Why don't I have the Curious badge? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, I am tracking the Curious badge: As you see, it states that I made 7 good questions out of the target which is 5 and it still shows me that I didn't get the badge. It doesn't show ...
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Badges not showing in the activity tab of the network profile [duplicate]

For example, my network profile: In the Badge sub-tab of the Activity tab in my profile, it says 'no activity found' as of 04:30 GMT, April 19, 2023. It is quite weird because I was awarded at least ...
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Badge: socratic 103/100 [duplicate]

On the Physics site, I've asked enough well-received questions (103/100) to get the Socratic badge, but I haven't gotten it. Why?
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Can the 'you don't have a [class] badge yet' message be synced to whatever badge you're tracking?

I have a feature request to make. Right now, my Profile tab shows the following on Meta: Per my interpretation, what this is telling me is: You don't have a gold badge- if you want to get a gold ...
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What is the best (fast but contributive) way to get Strunk & White badge?

As far as know, less than 200 people have a Strunk & White badge here on Meta. Why there's so few people eligible for this? Feature-request, is editing 80 posts too hard? Can we reduce this to ...
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Is there any way to hide my badges and reputation from others?

I ask because I believe badges and reputation serve only in creating implicit bias amongst askers when viewing answers and comments, and on the flip-side amongst commenters and answerers when viewing ...
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Only some badges showing available on Stack Overflow profile page [duplicate]

I recently noticed that on the 'select your next badge' SO popup, only very few badges are available in the dialog. I know quite a few SO users have many, many badges, definitely more than what shows ...
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Don't cut badges too early

Some long-named badges are truncated too early on the profile page when viewed on narrow screens (e.g., on Android Chrome): Reproducible on Windows 10 desktop Chrome as well: Could we just display ...
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Why does it still show that I have 7 silver badges?

Five hours ago, I earned the Enlightened badge on Math Stack Exchange, which is my eighth silver badge. However, on my profile page and my posts, it still shows that I have only 7 silver badges. What ...
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Bind right corner of the next badge progress bar to the badge block border

On most cases (screen width) the right corner of the next badge progress bar is aligned with bronze badge block. But sometimes when newest badge and next badge can not fit into single line, the right ...
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Move recommended badge item under the badge progress

There is "Recommended" item in "Select your next badge" popup: My suggestion is to move that item below the badge progress bar (or even after the badge description). This will ...
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Badge suggestions: Finder, Hunter, and Detective [duplicate]

To encourage helpful dupe-finders (regardless of whether they can close vote or flag), I am thinking of the following badges: (bronze) Finder: Find a duplicate that gets the question closed as a dupe ...
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Why haven't I earned Yearling badge? [duplicate]

Today I should have earned the Yearling badge on Politics, but I haven't. All conditions for the badge should be fulfilled. I have earned this badge on some other SE sites before and it seems the ...
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Badges tab of the Activity section on network profiles is broken

The 'badges' tab of the 'activity' section on network profiles is broken; it says no activity found
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Pluralization issue in the Summary tab badge count's tooltip

There is an issue with pluralization in the badge count tooltip in the Summary tab > "Accounts" section. The tooltip says, 1 gold badges Can this be fixed? Screenshot for reference:
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Why do I not have the Talkative badge with 47 messages and several have stars?

I noticed a badge (Talkative) and it seemed to me I should have been awarded it. Especially, since I had been awarded a similar Hat (Verified) during Winter/Summer Bash 2022. The talkative badge is ...
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More columns for badges in narrow width mode

It seems that badges could be displayed in more columns in narrow width mode. Tested on my iPad. Below the screenshots to compare: full width 3/4 width half width quarter width At least one more ...
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Cannot track "Reviewer" badge

I have more than 500 reputation on Stack Overflow and have reviewed twenty–thirty posts in the First questions review queue. Now I suppose I have the right to get the "Reviewer" badge. I ...
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Is the analytical Badge unretired? Then how is it received at present?

There is Visited every section of the FAQ (retired) at these questions Analytical Badge still showing "FAQ" and What is the meaning of a retired badge? But there is Visited every section ...
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Are there any questions for which multiple answers have received enlightened badges?

Since the Enlightened badge is awarded to the first undeleted answer that is accepted and has a vote score of 10 or higher, it should be possible for a question to result in multiple Enlightened ...
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Badge achievement message missing [duplicate]

Yesterday I had earned two badges on different SE communities each and normally I would get messages in achievements, but it didn't happen this time for any of the badges. So I'm wondering if this ...
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CS50 Badge count not updated on main Stack Exchange Network site [duplicate]

On CS50, Harvard's "Introduction to Computer Science", free online course I have 4 badges: On our Stack Exchange Network site it says that I have 0 badges:
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Reverse-Search Option for Badges Missing [duplicate]

Can we readd the feature where we can see how to earn badges in Stack Exchange? Since a recent update I can't find it.
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Nice Answer and Enlightened badges not awarded

Yesterday, this answer of mine got its tenth upvote and it has no downvotes. Furthermore, it is the only answer to its question, and it got accepted. Therefore, I should have earned both a Nice Answer ...
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Which timestamp is used for migrated questions for the Asking Days badges (curious/inquisitive/socratic)?

If a question is migrated, which timestamp is used for the Asking Days badges (curious/inquisitive/socratic)? Original post timestamp or migration timestamp?
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Adjusting the requirements for the Generalist badge so that more sites are eligible for it

"Generalist" is a badge awarded to community members for broad knowledge of a site's most commonly-asked-about subjects. It's earned by providing answers that accumulate 15 total score per ...
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"favorite answer" badges and new descriptions for "favorite question" badges have already been deployed

As part of the bookmarks being turned into "saves" change, the badges associated with bookmarked questions are being updated to reflect the rename, as well as new badges being added for ...
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Incorrect tag badge interface [duplicate]

I just received the Archaeologist badge on Stack Overflow: When I clicked Track the next one, I was displayed a choice of the tag badges I had made progress in instead: Then when I clicked on the &...
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Is the alignment incorrect on the tag badge congratulations message? [duplicate]

The congratulations message and icons which are displayed when I receive a new tag badge are top-left aligned in the Summary box on my profile page. Is this how it's supposed to look?
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Will background requests count as visits for Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges?

Does a request interrupted by cors error count as a visit? // this one throws a cors error fetch('https://stackoverflow.com/q/2421911/5089567').then(console.log).catch(console.error) Does an ...
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SE API forgot how to order badges lexicographically

As of recently, the Stack Exchange API endpoint for listing named badges started to error out when choosing to sort the result set by name. Can this be fixed as soon as possible, please? Switching to ...
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Vox Populi badge basic-description not accurate enough

The basic description of the Vox Populi badge says: Use the maximum 40 votes in a day. It is quite confusing and frustrating when you reach 39/40 for the badge and you cannot vote anymore. (see e.g. ...
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Make full stop usage consistent in badge descriptions

In the Badges page, out of the 80+ badge descriptions, only 5 have full stops, and the others don't have. The five are: Fanatic, Enthusiast, and the three Tag Badges, it can be seen here: Can this ...
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Can we preserve the right alignment of usercards in the recently awarded lists of badges [duplicate]

I was browsing the list of recently awarded necromancer badges and noticed that some of the usercards where aligned to the left, instead of to the right. It is obvious that these usercards don't fit ...
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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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