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Questions tagged [badges]

Awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.

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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 ...
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Why are the Fanatic and Enthusiast badges not earnable more than once?

I understand that the Fanatic and Enthusiast badges can only be attained once, as various questions on the MSO have been asked about it (like this one and this one). However, I haven't found any ...
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Mortarboard badge is being gamed too many times. Maybe time for auto revoke?

Checking some of the recent winners of the Mortarboard badge, I just found three which got the badge as result of serial upvoting. One. Two. Three. (All of them have "Serial upvoting reversed" day ...
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Badges not hidden for suspended accounts on iOS app

For suspended users, like the one who answered my question, the number of badges they earned aren't shown in their user information box. Yet when I view this post in the Stack Exchange iOS app, ...
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Remove bronze/silver/gold tabs from the Badges page

On the Badges page you can switch between "color" of badges by selecting the corresponding tab (bronze/silver/gold) or by pressing the badge icon: Since the badge type info is always visible I ...
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What are tag badges? How do they work? [duplicate]

My question is specifically for badges in a particular tag. I've heard that the rules have been changed. How and when can one get bronze, silver and gold badges for a specific tag, say stackexchange? ...
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What criteria must a badge meet to be tracked? [duplicate]

Over on Arqade, I'm getting close to a bronze badge in the super-smash-bros-ultimate tag: However, when trying to track this badge, it doesn't show up in the selection screen! Since the game was ...
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How to find the rank of when I was awarded a certain tag badge?

I have seen this in another user's profile, and now I'm interested to find my rank of when I received the java tag on SO. Is that possible to find this? 88th to win design-patterns Bronze tag
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Update publicity badge descriptions - they work for answers as well as for questions

The 'share a link' badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) work for answers as well as questions. This is reflected in the FAQ but not in the badge descriptions: Can this please be changed to ...
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No notification when someone with gold badge edits my question or answer

I recently asked in the SO.pt Meta about some edits made to my questions and answers where I wasn't notified in my inbox. To test the "theory", I asked someone with a gold badge in a tag that I used ...
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Add progress bars to the badges on the Badges page

It would be good if we add a progress bar to some of our badges on the Badges page to indicate the user how they have gotten far to it before the users gets that badge immediately. I've drawn what I ...
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Add margin to tag button/increase padding between lines

For example, on this badge page you can see that there is no margin between lines: 'cause tag button doesn't have margin: .badges-page .single-badge-table .single-badge-wrapper .single-badge-...
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Electorate gold badge not awarded [duplicate]

Today I was awarded the Electorate badge on Ask Different: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions After doing so I was presented with the screen saying I earned it and ...
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Should (and could) we require the tour badge (and/or rep) to give answers?

We (SE, in general) get dozens of spam/bad answers almost every day. In particular, I'm interested in the ones from bots. Would it be worthwhile to require some minor limitation to post answers? I'm ...
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How to see badge list on child metas?

On the sites I visit I can see a list of all badges by: click on the question mark, visit help center, click on View a full list of badges you can earn. However if I go to the corresponding child meta ...
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Was my answer really twice as good? (doubled “Good Answer” badge)

Yesterday I was awarded the same silver Good Answer badge twice. For the same post, about 5 minutes apart: Both links lead to the same answer post. The timestamps are just under 5 minutes apart, at ...
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Is the Community user able to earn badges?

Just recently the one question that the Community user asked on MSE got up to 25 favorites. This means that Community now qualifies for the Favorite Question badge. I've waited a while, but community ...
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Why do I have so many badges?

According to my user page on meta, I have 1 Great Answer badge, 2 Nice Answer badges, and 2 Good Answer badges. But I've only got five answers, and only one has ten upvotes. Why so many badges?
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Plu­ral­iza­tion bug in re­ported badges on Span­ish and Por­tu­guese Stack Over­flow sites

It looks like you have a lo­cal­iza­tion bug on the Badges pages on the fully lo­cal­ized ver­sions of Stack Over­flow. You’ve matched the gen­der but not the num­ber, so your con­cord is wrong: you ...
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Why have I not received the specialist badge?

I now have > 400 upvotes within jQuery tagged questions (see below images) but have not received the badge as yet. I passed the 400 mark a good few hours ago. Can anybody shed any light on this?
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Librarian (gold) and Research Assistant 2 (silver) - proposal

Citing waffle's post from when "Research Assistant" badge was created Looking through the data, it seemed to me that excerpts are handled fairly well by the community. I wanted to add a push to ...
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Clicking “Let us pick” button removes the hat from the top right corner

Feels like a regression of an old bug we had in 2015: Hat on profile disappears after acknowledging an earned badge "Congratulations! Thanks to your efforts you have earned" box appears on ...
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Can we make the “select your next badge” dialog draggable?

I've found that when I chose a badge to track with "Select your next badge" is hard to use because I can't drag and drop the dialog. My taskbar hides the descriptions of several of the badges, so it's ...
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Improve Copy Editor badge description

The description of the Copy Editor badge currently says: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). The term 'tag edit' is a bit ambiguous; what is meant here are edits to ...
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Make a gold badge to encourage more tag wiki edits [duplicate]

My main site is Ask Ubuntu. I'm not sure how many tag wikis I've edited, but probably not many more than it took to get the shiny silver Research Assistant badge for editing 50 tag wikis that's also ...
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How can I list all user's accounts (or my own accounts) on all SE sites including metas?

When I visit accounts tab (https://stackexchange.com/users/userid/username?tab=accounts) I can see global Meta site and all SE sites but can't see any submetas of SE sites. Given the fact that meta ...
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Badge inconsistency between user page and badge page [duplicate]

On Expatriates, on my userpage it says I have earned the inquisitive badge, but on the inquisitive badge page it says it has been awarded 0 times why is there a difference? Is one more real-time ...
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Why do I keep getting a notification for earning the Autobiographer badge with no reputation changes?

The You've earned the "Autobiographer" badge (Complete "About Me" section of user profile) achievement keeps popping for me everytime i visit Stack Overflow Is it a bug? It's irritating seeing the ...
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Giving points for each badge earned

The latest post on the StackOverflow blog says that badges are there "to encourage positive behavior". So, why not giving each user some reputation points for each badge? Maybe with differences: a "...
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New Badge Idea: Willing to Sacrifice

First post on meta, so go easy on me here . . . My thinking is that I downvote a lot of answers that I don't think are good. Downvoting costs reputation. I love that DVing costs reputation b/c it ...
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If I track my next badge, then will it stop tracking my privileges on Stack Overflow?

If I track my next badge, then will it stop tracking my next privilege? Also: Isn't the next badge already being tracked on the right side of my 'privilege tracking'?
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On privileges vote up page, badges should link to the badge page

Near the end of the privileges, vote up page, there is a mention of five voting-related badges. On the page, the badges are not clickable. It would be nice if they were clickable and link to the ...
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How to get badges “Curious”, “Inquisitive” and “Socratic” with non-well received questions in the past? [duplicate]

I am well aware that on my Physics Stack Exchange account, I have asked a few good questions and also some bad ones in the past. For the Curious badge, I have an 8/5, but am unable to get it as I do ...
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Give an incentive for tag edits? [duplicate]

The badges for editing posts explicitly exclude tag edits. I understand why - they are supposed to reward substantial edits. At the same time, tags are useful, necessary, for how Stack Exchange works:...