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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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What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge?

What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? Why is asking questions no one answers or looks at a desirable accomplishment?
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Shouldn't we all get presents on Meta's birthday? [closed]

You know, like the way hobbits celebrate their birthdays? I know that Meta graciously posted a URI to waffles on Google Images, but how about something more substantial like a few rep points or a ...
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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 Sometimes the accepted answer becomes suboptimal, and the OP is no longer active to mark ...
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Link badge to a list of my posts matching badge's requirments

Please link the badges page on my page to a list of posts that are eligible for that badge, instead of the people who have it. For example link the Great Answer badge, to the Great Answers query.
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How to get my first gold badge [closed]

I want to work towards my first gold badge on Stack Overflow and was wondering which gold badge was the most achievable.
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How long does it take for badges to be awarded? How are they generated?

Do badges get calculated in real time, or do they get calculated by an external service? How long does it take for a badge to be awarded, once its requirements are met? Does Stack Overflow use any ...
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The problem with extrinsic motivation

TL;DR: Stack Exchange favors standard, fast, and complete answers at the expense of novel, creative, and excellent answers. This bias results directly from reputation ratings, badges and other ...
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“Unsung Hero” requirement

What exactly is the Unsung hero badge's requirement? The info text says: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The first part is pretty clear, 10 accepted answers with a zero ...
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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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Add post link to Explainer badge

Is it possible to add a link to the question for which you earned the Explainer badge? Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0). It's usually not too difficult ...
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When exactly did I get this and that badge? Possibility to search/filter the Activity?

It would be nice to have a timestamp of the (last) awarded badge in the badge tooltips in the user profile. This should be a non-trivial task since it's stored as CreationDate in the badges table. It ...
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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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Strunk and White isn't counting all edits

Not sure what's going on here, but the numbers don't add up: If you can see the image, the badge progress shows me at 67 of 80, but the impact summary shows 337. It's possible at lot of those edits ...
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Gold Badge Design

Would it be possible to change the gold badge shape/style or something. I have a monitor that is really f-in bright and with the new white background badges, I have a hard time distinguishing gold and ...
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How do “badges” work?

What are badges? How do users get badges? How can users get tag badges? What can cause a badge to be lost/revoked/taken away after it is awarded? How can I suggest a new badge? For more information,...
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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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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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In the tag badge progress tracker the limited badges notice needs some white space

I was looking at my Tag Badge progress because I desperately need a gold badge when my eye was caught by the limited badge notice: showing top 100 of 170 available badges; please use the search box ...
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If I hit the daily rep cap and then get downvoted, does it still count towards badges?

Say I hit the daily rep cap (with a great overhead, say 40 upvotes for answers, which would translate to 400 rep) and THEN get one downvote, then the day ends. At the end of the day I gained +198 rep. ...
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Clarification on the new Quorum and Convention badges

I noticed that two new badges have been added to Stack Exchange: Quorum and Convention. The rule for Quorum is: One post with score of 2 on meta and for Convention, it is: 10 posts with score ...
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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 ...
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How do I earn the Proofreader badge? [duplicate]

How does one go about earning the Proofreader badge? I have attempted looking at other answers and couldn't find much. Is there a detailed process that could be explained please?
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Editing the “Self-Learner” Badge Description

Stemming from this question the text for "Self-Learner" badge is pretty easy to get confused by. Current Text Answered your own question with score of 3 or more Issue The person in the above ...
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Persisting lack of clarity on the operation of the Citizen Patrol badge [duplicate]

Today, I received the Citizen Patrol badge. This came as a surprise, and arose from a slightly odd set of circumstances. I therefore looked here on Meta for clarification, and found these links about ...
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Will the badges ever have a design to them instead of just having colors?

Right now there are simply the colors of Silver, Gold and Bronze to indicate the badges. I think there should be some sort of design like the Xbox 360 has for its achievements. You could still keep ...
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Epic/Legendary Badges and the Daily Limit

If one hits the daily cap, then decides to sleep so they can do it all again the next day; then someone removes a vote, unaccepts an answer, etc, does the attained limit still count or is it only if ...
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Beta Badge Clarification

The Beta badge is achieved by "Actively participating in the private beta." Does that mean the private beta for Stack Overflow (which I believe never happened) or just any site on the Stack Exchange ...
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Question about the “Legendary” Badge

When I was looking at the badges I started reading the Legendary Badge and noticed that it says: Hit the daily reputation cap on 150 days Now, I interpreted this as: "On the 150th day you have ...
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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I am confused about the Taxonomist badge. Its tagline is "Create a tag used by 50 questions". So my questions are: I created a few tags by clicking the help us create it option. So I created those ...
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Increase spaces between badges in expanded usercard

For the established user, in the expanded usercard the spaces between the badges are very less. Could be this increased little more. Less space for badges in expanded usercard: Proper spaces ...
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Caucus Badge award multiple times for one election

As shown in the picture below, I received 3 badges (so far) for visiting the Stack Overflow election page.
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How does the Constable badge work in the new graduation model?

Recall the description of the Constable badge: Served as a pro-tem moderator for at least 1 year or through site graduation Now that "site graduation" isn't a single discrete thing, until what ...
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How can one find out your progress towards the Curious, Inquisitive & Socratic badges?

These badges were only recently added to StackExchange. I would like to know if there is any way I can find out how many more questions I should ask to get these badges. For e.g. like the counters ...
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How to find badge of a tag

For example, with Flutter, I have manually go to the tag's top user, and go through there badges, to get https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/7013/flutter (bronze) https://stackoverflow.com/help/...
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Incorrect badge icons? [duplicate]

I was browsing Aviation.SE site when I noticed "+10" on the reputation dialog. I clicked on the achievements icon in the top nav bar to see what I got that rep for. It was for a answer on Stack ...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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Why haven't I received the “Curious” badge?

As you can see in the picture, I have 13 out of 5. But it's been like this for about two months! What's the reason for that?
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Congratulations, You Won “Enthusiast”…Err, Woot [closed]

I signed into SO today to find the magical orange-overseer alerting me that I've won a new badge called "Enthusiast." I was pretty excited, and rushed to my profile to check it out - well, there's "...
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Can users fake “Visited the site each day for X days” badges?

There are two badges given for consecutive duration on the site - "enthusiats" (30 days) and "fanatic" (100 days). I guess that a simple script can login every few hours instead of the user, to gain ...
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Encouraging people to vote

Low vote count could be remedied with making Supporter and Critic badges capable of being awarded multiple times. Like one badge per 10 votes. What do you think?
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Is a gold tag badge holder’s Leave Open/Closed vote binding?

If a question is asked, and a user has a gold badge in one of the tags, the gold badge holder can close it as a duplicate as needed. The user can then re-open it with only one vote. But if someone ...
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What is the purpose of the “disciplined” badge?

I don't get the purposes of the disciplined badge. Why would someone delete a good answer where he has been awarded 3 up-votes, and why should he be marked as "disciplined" for doing so?
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Research Assistant - update to “Edited 50 different tag wikis bodies”?

Research Assistant badge is defined as: Research Assistant silver; awarded once Edit 50 different tag wiki bodies Edits to tag wiki excerpts do ^[not][1] count Source: badge ...