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I was incorrectly awarded the Sheriff badge today on Board and Card Games

Today I got the only Sheriff badge on Board and Card Games, which is not correct because we have never had a moderator election. This happened exactly one year after I was briefly removed and then ...
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I didn't get “Excavator” badge on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I made this edit to a post that's been inactive and not mine, but I still didn't get the Excavator badge. What's wrong and how do I get it? Does it have to be exactly six months old?
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How to get the Autobiographer badge in Area 51-discussion / Area 51 meta

I signed up on Area 51 and filled out my profile there to get the Autobiographer badge, which also worked. It was only later that I came across the Area 51 Discussion Zone (Area 51-discussion) and had ...
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Review badges, we need more of them! [duplicate]

In the past a lot of people have argued to get rid of review badges all together. For example here and here. To an extent these questions are a bit old, and are based on different mechanics of the ...
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“Autobiographer” badge not being awarded when information is automatically filled in

This query: # of a specific badge, for a single user networkwide - Stack Exchange Data Explorer shows that on 5 sites (and their 5 metas) I don't have the "Autobiographer" badge, even though ...
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Why can't I get the 'Critic' badge even though I downvoted at least one question? [duplicate]

I downvoted at least once. I waited for a few minutes, but I didn't get the 'Critic' badge.
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Write a query to get top rep. users who have silver badges, but no gold ones

I am trying to compose a query that will list all high rep users who have a silver badge, but no gold ones. I am new to the SEDE. I have gone through the tutorial and properties documentation, but I ...
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Is it designed so that same badge have different shapes? [duplicate]

I just got a new badge today on academia site, but the shape of the badge appear in different shapes when I am on different sites. If viewed from Mathematica site, it is triangular shaped however, if ...
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Badge for the first use of the “follow post” feature

We have badges awarded to those who learned and used some site features, first of all Autobiographer and Informed. Scholar, Editor, Supporter, Citizen Patrol, Critic, Custodian also look worth ...
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Inconsistent colour for badge counts between top bar and flags history

The top part of the image are the badge counts as displayed in the top bar. The bottom part are the badge counts as shown when looking at your flags history. https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/flag-...
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Long usernames skew “Others with this badge” list item alignment [duplicate]

On the "Others with this badge" page (this one is a good example), if one of the users who gained the related badge has a rather long username, their profile's alignment will be pushed over ...
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Is it possible for a user to have many badges, lots of voted questions and answer and have reputation 1? [duplicate]

User jww has plenty of badges on Stack Overflow (57 gold, 298 silver & 650 bronze). He has 740 questions and 1.752 answers, some having lots of votes and reputation 1. I can see he has: 47 Offered ...
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Yearling badge awarded multiple times within a year [duplicate]

Is this a bug? [Yearling] Awarded 9 mins ago Awarded May 31 at 19:33 Awarded May 31 at 10:55 Awarded May 6 at 19:40
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Improve alignment of “Learn more” button in “Newest badge” popup

The popup when you click on your newest badge in your user profile has a "Learn more" button, but its alignment is suboptimal; it's too close to the top of its container: It looks better ...
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Why can't we have tag scores unified?

Recently I had scored 1 point (1 upvote, 10 reputation points) for my answer in the [digital-logic] tag on Stack Overflow, but I was dismayed to find out that this score was not reflected in the [...
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Understanding Inquisitive Silver badge [duplicate]

The Inquisitive silver badge description reads: Ask a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. Please correct me if I am wrong, I interpret the latter ...
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“You always meet twice”-like badge? [duplicate]

I was wondering if stackoverflow had a badge when the following interactions happen between two users: user A answered a question from user B, user B answered a question from user A. And if such a ...
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Pluralization bug in the network profile

This image says it all: As you can see, I'm viewing someone's network profile and it says "1 questions". The same problem goes with the answers, but you don't see that in the image because the user ...
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Why am I not receiving the “explainer” badge? [duplicate]

I recently edited this question on MA stack exchange, and within 10 minutes posted an answer. My answer received 2 votes. When I look at my badges, the "explainer" badge has not yet been conquered. ...
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“Go get it” button on editing badges has been removed on all other sites; should it be removed on this site too?

On Meta Stack Exchange, when tracking any of the editing badges (Editor, Strunk & White, or Copy Editor), opening the progress dialog shows a button to "Go get it". Upon clicking, you're ...
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Can a Stack Overflow admin grant badges to users?

I am aware it is possible for administrators to delete badges if needed. Is the reverse possible - can an admin grant badges if needed? A situation where this could be relevant is that a badge was ...
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Explainer badge - the 12 hours should be based on when the edit was made, not approved? [duplicate]

I've been finding that even when I edit a question, and then immediately write an answer, the time for edits to be approved can often exceed 12 hours. I'm thinking that's why these often don't count ...
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Badge tracker not showing the next badge

Usually when I go to a users' profile and look at the activity tab, I can see there a badge tracker which shows the newest badge and next badge - with a progress towards that badge. Today I have ...
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Earning badge by filling about ABOUT ME [duplicate]

I tried many times to earn the badge you get by completing the About Me section in my profile. Well, I have done so but still have not earned the badge. Can you please let me know what I am missing? ...
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Do I benefit from Stack Exchange badges/scores? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/review says there are no review queues available to you because one of my reviews wasn't helpful...Come back on Sep 3 at 6:41 to continue reviewing. OK. So the question ...
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Badge For Highest Badges Earned In a Day

Why isin't there a badge for highest number of badges earned in a day? Example: You earn a badge 'A' for earning 5 badges in the same day. Is it because people may try to use unfair methods to ...
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System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1[System.String] in the badge list page

In the badges page (in every SE site), under Tag badges there's some code: System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1[System.String]: Credit goes to rtx13 and mightyteja (edited out because it was off-topic) ...
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Are users reluctant to upvote posts with score 9? [closed]

The "nice question" and "nice answer" badges are awarded when questions and answers reach a score of 10 or more. I am relatively new to the stackexchange world and I noticed a strange behavior: some ...
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Don't award popular question badge for bad questions

I had a bad (downvoted) question; now I got a Popular Question badge for it, which is kinda funny. Please consider not awarding a Popular Question badge for bad questions.
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Not quite awarded badge glitch?

Glitch with a recently 'earned' badge. Upon finally casting my 600th qualifying vote on Code Golf for the electorate-badge, the display did this.: 24 of 25? So then I took a peak at the 'Select your ...
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Is Socratic badge broken?

I had 87/100 progress on Socratic badge several days ago. After that I had at least 3 days with new question with positive score. But the progress is still 87/100. Is it broken? UPD: on the "...
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Why was the Tumbleweed badge retired? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity, why was this cheeky badge retired? Was it because it was self-deprecating? Did it encourage no-answer questions?
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Is there any policy reason why language sites have badges named in English?

I notice that the language sites which I have looked at all seem to have their tags translated into the relevant language but the badge names are not. However the international Stack Overflow sites ...
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Profile of users without QAs and with at least one rarest badge

I've noticed a bug using Google Chrome on an Android 7.0. The normal user profile Rarest badge section should look like this When going to the profile of a new user that has no QAs and at least one ...
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congratulations for wrong badge [duplicate]

I got a notification “You’ve earned the "modular-arithmetic" tag badge”. However, when I clicked on it, I got congratulations for the last tag (card-games), for which I’d ...
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Can a badge be awarded for reading a post?

First of all, my apologies if it has already been asked, but my initial research has lead to no results. I haven't discussed with my Community first, because before asking them if they agree with the ...
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Visiting the Site for N consecutive days

Would I earn that badge for all my accounts in different Stack Exchange websites if I visit any one of them each day?
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Some tags are not trackable [duplicate]

For example, on ruSO Meta we have tag выборы, but I can't track it and this badge isn't showed on the badges page in my profile. On the main site we have tag олимпиада. Our member reported, that he ...
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Why some badges can't be chosen as the “next badge”? [duplicate]

I can't find some badges e.g. unsung hero or famous question for the next badge option. Why? The screenshot pictures an empty search result for the unsung hero badge:
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Alignment issue in the individual badge details page

There is an alignment issue in the individual badge details page, when the characters in the user name is around 27 or more, it is not aligned correctly. The position of the "Awarded xxx" and user ...
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How can I find out which user earned badge X the most often?

Each badge has a list of when and to whom it has been awarded, e.g. this one. Since some badges can be awarded multiple times, is there a way to get a list of users who earned a specific badge most ...
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Which badge is the rarest? [duplicate]

Which badges on this site are so rare very few people have earned them? Please tell me a badge that has less than ten people who have earned it. Also please don’t tell me badges that no one ever ...
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What proportion of Peer-Pressure and Disciplined-badge-earning posts stay deleted?

As far as I know, one can earn the Peer Pressure and Disciplined badges by deleting and subsequently undeleting posts with the appropriate scores (-3 and +3, respectively). See: I cheated on the ...
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Why are there badges that promote poor answers?

From what I realize, badges are used for promotion and as a sign of recognition of a certain useful activity. However, I cannot understand the purpose of some badges that seem to encourage to lower ...
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Who is most “legendary” on the non-meta non-programming part of SE?

(As a non-programmer) I'd be interested to see a list of who is most "legendary" on the non-programming, non-meta (NPNM) part of the site, defined as looking only at "legendary" (L) badges gained on ...
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Tag badges aren't awarded if there is already a regular badge with the same name

On Meta Stack Exchange, we have an editor tag with (currently) 440 questions, more than the minimum of 100 for tag badges to be awarded. We also have two users, balpha and Jeff Atwood who have a score ...
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Mobile website mistakenly double-counts users who've earned a given badge more than once

Some of the badges can be awarded multiple times to a same user, badges like Great Question, Great Answer, Famous Question etc., In the badge page, we can see how many times the badge was awarded to ...
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I have silver badges but “Amazing Grace” is not awarded

I have 2 silver badges at Stack Overflow, I got them months ago I think. When I try to get an Amazing Grace hat from Winter Bash, it says You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. So what's going ...
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Can't localize Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges description

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. Share a link to a post later visited by 300 unique IP addresses. Share a link to a post ...
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Design change in the badge counts [duplicate]

In the last few days I noticed that, border color was applied for the badge counts in the Profile and Activity tabs. I thought of it is a new design change. So I checked in the Stack Overflow ...

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