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Can we get some new badges based on the new "People Reached" stat?

With all the buzz around this new “Saving-the-frigging-world-o-meter” People Reached stat in the new profiles, I think we're due for some new badges! What say you? Perhaps something along the lines of:...
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Why am I getting the Notable Question Badge when the question says "3k" views?

I am getting the notable question badge when it is 3k views, not 2.5k views, but the badge says for 2.5k views. Now awhile ago it wasn't as easy to get this badge but now it is easier. We should not ...
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Inconsistency with "View all..." link arrow style for badges block on the profile page

There's inconsistency with "View all..." link arrow style on the profile page: P.S. this post was originally accidentally posted here. Now deleted.
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"You've earned (badge)" panel layouts are broken

When I visit my activity page I see this: The "Congratulations! You've earned (badge)" section has dropped down completely beneath the tabs under it. The "You've earned a new privilege!" section has ...
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How can a user with less than 2000 rep accept or reject suggested edits? [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot of my "select your next badge" window. As you can see in the screenshot, my rep was 1905 but I have 1/100 for proofreader badge. I took that screenshot recently, but I have been ...
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The generalist badge should be gold

I think that the Generalist badge (Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags) is too difficult to get, compared to other silver badges; it should be gold instead. Edit: it's ...
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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 Badges ...
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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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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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Guru badge description is misleading and should be changed

Is it just me or is the Guru badge description a bit misleading? Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. At first read it seemed that a person need to ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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Populist badge - what does "votes" mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood? I find the description of the Populist badge confusing. It says: Provided an answer that outscored an accepted answer with ...
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Remove talkative/outspoken badge indicators from mod dashboard

For some reason, /admin includes small orbs at the top right of each moderator's usercard: It took me several months to figure out what it even is. Hovering over it says that it's there because I've ...
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Quorum badge on Stack Overflow?

The description for the Quroum badge on Stack Overflow says: One post with score of 2 on meta. Sounds to me as if I need exactly one post with precisely a score of 2. Wouldn't this be a better ...
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Badge Suggestion: Badges can be sorted

Please allow users more sorting-abilities when viewing the badges tab. Allow them to be sorted by class Allow them to be seen in order of acquisition: Before I can get Famous Question, I need to ...
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Add thousands separator to numbers in the Badges and Tags sections

Can we add a thousands separator for large numbers on the badges and tags pages? The current format doesn't use the commas: would say 16,196
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Update Sheriff badge description to reflect the existence of elected pro-tem moderators and appointed non-beta 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 leaving beta and elections were the ...
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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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Badge suggestion: Unsung Hero (5 accepted answers with no votes)

This badge, which I'd nominate as a silver, would be awarded for every 5 accepted answers a user has with no votes. There should probably be a 24-hour window after acceptance before this badge is ...
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Does the generalist badge consider retagged questions?

Does the generalist badge algorithm consider the current set of tags for any question I've answered and received at least 15 score on, even if I retag the question? If so, does that mean that I could ...
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Can we have cross-site badges?

In the early days of the Stack Overflow trilogy (including SO, Server Fault, and Super User), I noticed that many of the most active members were good contributors on all three trilogy sites. These ...
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Newly-earned tag badge shows pop-up for newly-earned normal badge

So, I recently earned a couple of badges - one Proofreader and one tag badge: One small problem: clicking the tag badge shows the pop-up for the proofreader badge: Clearly, this is a calculated ...
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Badges should reward positive behavior

I've been doing a bit of badge hunting recently. I was under the impression that badges were supposed to incentivize positive behaviour. The tag wiki for badges even says so. Badges are awarded to ...
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“Track the next one” doesn’t update/refresh the profile page

After earning a new badge you have two options in the your profile page: Track the new one Let us pick If you select “let us pick” the page will refresh and all looks fine, you will see the next ...
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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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Should we change the positive asking record criteria for the Curious badge set?

Poking around the people's profiles to see how the new activity page looks I keep seeing things like this: It looks strange to have a 25/5 progress on a badge, but the dialog explains that what this ...
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Electorate, Pundit, etc badge progress

We need more meta data about progress for some of the badges, particularly with new ones like Electorate, Pundit, and more. This started off as a whinge about Electorate, but has been expanded into ...
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Please get rid of the peer pressure badge

The peer pressure badge awards users for deleting their own bad post. Some users like to game the system. Just recently, I saw a post where a user posted an intentionally bad question. The user ...
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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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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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In which site, among Stack Overflow localized sites, is the census badge awarded and why?

I, like many other people here, received an e-mail link from StackExchange inviting to answer the 2018 Developer Survey, which I responded thoroughly. When I finished it, I 'd been awarded with the ...
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How do "badges" work?

What are badges? How do users get badges? How can users get tag badges? Can badges be lost/revoked/taken away after they are awarded? If so, how and when? How can I suggest a new badge? For more ...
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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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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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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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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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Receiving Yearling badge for 4 years one by one each day

I've had an account here for 4 years, but only recently started using the site. And now I'm receiving Yearling badge one by one each day. Why don't you give all of them at once?
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Add badges to Markdown?

I always found it odd that although I could compose questions and answers with tags in markdown, I can't do the same for a Great Question, Great Answer, or any other badge. I assume that this is ...
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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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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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Tick sign is not centered on single badge page

On the user's badges page tick sign is not centered relative to the badge: On the all badges list it looks centered:
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Badge info/wiki page request

Can we have a "info" wiki page for the given badge the way tags do? Most of the times the badge is self explaining, but I think it would be interesting to have a wiki-page where examples, rationale, ...

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