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Is there a way to see all my awarded badges on all sites?

Each individual site provides a list of badges I've been awarded, but is there a way to see the results for all sites at the same time? This is really an X/Y question. What I was originally trying ...
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How does “Unsung Hero” encourage positive behavior? [duplicate]

Badges are supposed to encourage positive behavior (this is even in the badges tag description). However, I am having trouble understanding how the badge Unsung Hero (zero score accepted answers: more ...
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Self-learner badge has been incorrectly awarded

In the famous Why is SE removing links and community ads about legal issues? question by Juan M. he has been awarded the Self-Learner badge with his infamous answer. But: The question is not his. ...
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Free mortarboard badge for no reason [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure I couldn't earn 200 rep recently, moreover I'm an inactive user for years, just occasionally returning here to have a look
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Reputation recalculation didn't retroactively award Mortarboard [closed]

With the recalculation of reputation due to the update to rep gained from questions, there are a few stacks where I hit the daily reputation cap, where I didn't before. Take for example this profile. ...
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Awarded double yearling badges [duplicate]

I was awarded double yearling badges for both the meta and main Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site. (Note, the picture looks like 4, but the blue looks like gray.) Check my profile to see. It's not ...
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Multiple yearling badges awarded for the same sites on a same day [duplicate]

I am seeing that I have been awarded multiple yearling badges (3 to 4) for Software Enginnering, Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta (no Q&A participation in Meta). I haven't witnessed such event ...
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Why am I getting so many “yearling” badges today?

Here is a screenshot showing this: Originally I thought it was due to the rep recalculation today, but on most if not all of these sites, I had 200 rep or more both before and after the recalculation....
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Yearling Badges broken here on MSE?

I just received three Yearling badges in the span of a few minutes... That seems odd, is this a bug or intended behavior?
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Will the reputation I retrospectively gain count toward my “rep cap” badge? [duplicate]

As of today, receiving an upvote on your question will give you 10 points of reputation instead of 5. The whole reputation of any user is being recalculated and is taking into account the "200 daily ...
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What is 'Retag' for the organizer badge?

The question is NOT about the organizer badge, but about what retag means. I was checking what the organizer badge is and noticed there is not a description of what 'retag' exactly means or how it's ...
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Strange behavior of [caucus] badge

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/80/caucus 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. ...
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Is there any badge for editing a downvoted answer which later receives upvotes?

I saw an​ answer, but even though it was correctly pointing OP's mistake, the answer read as the poster was trying to get some clarification from the OP; and the answer was too short. The answer got ...
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A new Era requires new badges (Badge request) [duplicate]

This community has some absolute rock stars and as a community, we should have a badge to help these individuals stand out for their thoughtful and planned out answers. badge request badge name: "...
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Badges are too cheap

Why did you made badges so cheap? They are given way too soon. I have recently received the "Organizer" badge only after one approved edit. One should earn a badge after a substantial good-quality ...
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How have more people edited their profiles on main sites than on per-site metas?

Look here at Autobiographer on main OR Stack Exchange: Complete "About Me" section of user profile. Awarded 484 times. Look at the meta site's equivalent of the badge: Awarded 166 times. ...
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Badge symbol in achievements bar incorrect [duplicate]

If I am on English Language Learners, where the badge symbols are bookmarks and I click achievements and I see the travel badge symbol as a bookmark as well when it is supposed to be a map pointer, as ...
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Does access via the API count towards Fanatic and Enthusiast badges in 2019?

I've done some research and read some of the posts about this topic, but none of them are up to date. The answer from 8 years ago says that accessing via the API does not count for badges: Does ...
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Update Sheriff badge description to reflect the existence of elected pro-tem moderators

The Sheriff badge is currently awarded to users who have Served as an elected moderator for at least 1 year. This was correct when elections were tied to a site graduating from beta; however, we ...
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Please fix the pluralization in “earned this badge 1 times.”

The page showing how many times a user has earned a specific badge, e.g. this one, has a pluralization bug; it says earned this badge 1 times. Apparently, this bug has been fixed before but recent(...
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Does the silver badge count have a different font weight or size than the bronze one on MSE?

I was looking at my badges here on MSE. It appears to me the silver badge count has a different font-weight / font-size then the bronze badge count and the reputation. I tried looking at the sites ...
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Can the number of earned badges be decreasing?

Nowadays, I do not visit my Stack Exchange site frequently. Until now, I know that if I obtained some badge once, then it is permanent. This is one difference from reputation. Today, I suspect that my ...
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User with one badge, but can't see any in user page?

I'm a Home Improvement reviewer, and spend a lot of time greeting new users using the wonderful SE-AutoReviewComments to give boilerplate encouraging comments. One of my big questions is whether they'...
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Child meta sites mistakenly suggest user to acquire a badge which isn't avalable on that site [duplicate]

Check the following screenshot from CS meta: It says, Take the tour and earn your first badge Clicking the button redirects to the tour page of the main site and scrolling it doesn't change ...
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Badge Display Chooser badges incorrect color and not sticky

With rev 2019.7.1.34183 the chooser for showing the manner in which our badges are to be displayed was changed from tabs to dropdown selector. On main Meta (with rev 2019.7.2.34187) it works correctly,...
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Can not browse for next badge to earn

Screen tells you it's showing 100 of whatever badges, but none of them show. This functionality used to work.
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Add positive replacement for Tumbleweed badge

I'm happy with retiring Tumbleweed and Reversal badges. Especially I like how Reversal badge was treated. It wasn't just retired: it was replaced by Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, utilizing the ...
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Curious badge is not being awarded [duplicate]

Why have I not received the Curious badge, even though I have asked 11 positive voted questions? That's what the badge tracker indicates: These are my question list. https://stackoverflow.com/users/...
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Are users dropped in Lifeboats without Lifejackets?

IPS Meta just got a round of Lifeboat badges awarded, 5 posts have earned someone a Lifeboat. But not a single user has yet earned the Lifejacket badge, even though the criteria for getting that one ...
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Do self-answers count toward the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges?

I'm writing up the badge criteria FAQ and it's unclear in the blog post as to whether or not self-answers are considered towards the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges. If I answer my own negatively-...
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Needing clarification on Lifejacket and Lifeboat

The description for these state Answer score of 5 or more to a question score of -2 or less that goes on to receive a score of 2 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Does that mean ...
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Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges should be categorized as answer badges, not question badges [duplicate]

I noticed the two new badges that just rolled out: "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat". These are awarded to answerers for answering a negatively-scored question that later goes on to earn a positive score, ...
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Move Lifejacket and Lifeboat to Answer Badges section in Help Center

The new blog post Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat mentions the new badges Lifejacket and Lifeboat are answer badges, but they are listed on the Help Center page under ...
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Plural one for awarded badge count

Plurals live forever here. E.g. on badge award page:
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Summarize badge counts > 1000 [duplicate]

There exists (glorious) users on various StackExchange sites with more than 1000 badges. This makes the formatting of the user profile at the bottom of questions/answers a little odd, as the badge ...
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With Announcer, do links to deleted questions work? [duplicate]

Can I get the Announcer badge from sharing a link to a deleted question? If so, does it only count if 10K users follow it, or does it track all clicks on the link by unique IP addresses?
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How can we see our progress towards the next Socratic badge? [duplicate]

The Socratic badge is a gold, and we get it when 100 questions with score > 0 and maintain a positive question record, obtainable multiple times When someone does not have it, then we can see how we'...
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I would like more specifics on how the Announcer badge is awarded

When I post a link to a question or answer, and my user ID is part of the link, I know it is counted toward the Announcer badge when someone else clicks on it. However, I have received the Announcer ...
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What is this “custom badge here…” thing in the badge tracker all about?

While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui: I'm looking specifically at this part: I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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Could the tag names be fully written out in the list of awarded tag badges?

On English Language and Usage, 20 people have been awarded the "[single-word-r...]" gold tag badge. Except that's not it's real name; it's actually for [single-word-requests]: 13 characters isn't a ...
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Can you get multiple “Notable Question” badges for the same question?

I was wondering if you could get a "Notable Question" badge for the same question twice? For example, if I have 2.5K views on a question, then I get another 2.5K views for it, will I get two "Notable ...
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Reward someone who edited their answer as obsolete to point to mine

I've been active on SO since 2009, and have seen many old questions get new answers as technology changes. Sometimes the accepted answer becomes suboptimal, and the OP is no longer active to mark ...
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Won Announcer badge even without sharing the link externally [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I won an Announcer (Bronze) badge on Ask Different. The message under achievements tab said: You've earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a question later visited by 25 ...
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A badge for good perplexing questions

I would like to propose a badge to recognize users that ask good questions that are hard to answer. My proposed criteria for the badge(s) would be along the lines of: Bronze: [no bronze along these ...
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“Go get it” for sportsmanship lists questions where mine is the only answer

The Sportsmanship badge is about upvoting other people's answers where you yourself also have an answer. Now, I think "Go get it" on this kind of badge is questionable to begin with (i.e. it ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Can you get several badges at once if you meet the given criteria?

What happens if you meet the criteria for several badges at once? E.g. first comment and whatever, first question. Do you get multiple badges at once or do you have to track a special badge to get it?
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Is it possible to find users who earned a review badge for a specific queue?

It's possible to see all users who have earned a specific badge. For instance, I could go to https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/1478 to see all users on Stack Overflow with the Reviewer badge. The ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...