Questions tagged [badges]

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

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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:...
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The new profile shouldn't mistakenly imply that you can earn the Informed badge on a meta site

I just joined Sports, and I decided to take a look on Sports Meta. I clicked on my profile there. This is part of what I saw: The Informed badge is not selectable as a new option. Yet the profile ...
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Should we retract badges in case of serial voting by multiple sock puppets? [duplicate]

As far as I know all badges being earned once will be never retracted, e.g. when votes are changed on vote dependent badge like “great answer” etc. But what if the badge was earned by serial voting of ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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Who created which tag?

Is there a page where we can see the what tags were created by the taxonomists?
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Earn reputation points when silver and gold badges are earned

I think it would be a good idea to gain reputation on silver, and gold badges. For example, if I gained a gold badge, I would also gain 15 reputation points. If I gained a silver badge, I would ...
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Award additional badges for above 2,000 review tasks

While some gold badges are cumulable without huge effort, like Famous Question (10,000 views) or Great Answer (score of 100), it seems that the time spent in reviewing cannot be rewarded anymore past ...
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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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Review Queue badge list displays unrelated badge

For some reason I'm unable to upload or add the screenshot as an image for this. I get a message about an error with imgur. Here's the screenshot link: In the review queue, you can hover over badge ...
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Hide obtained and/or irrelevant badges from badge progress review queue

There's a badge progress popup in the review queue, which (independently of the queue you're in) shows your progress towards the Civic Duty, Copy Editor and Electorate badges. Unlike the badge ...
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Should I feel bad if most of my famous question badges are from duplicates?

I asked some questions on Ask Ubuntu some which got me a few Famous Question badges. Then something happened there all got closed as duplicates. After seeing this I started to question did I deserve ...
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How about removing the Beta badge from users that will never be able to earn it

Since this badge can't be earned by users joining after it was too late, I think it would be fair to remove it from their list. It's somewhat depressing to take a look at something you can't ever ...
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Badges I've earned aren't always showing up in the Achievements dialog [duplicate]

Recently, I used all of my daily 40 upvotes on an SE site (Android SE). However, the achievements dialog only showed one of the badges - not two. Here's a screenshot. In the screenshot, the Badges ...
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Track next Socratic badge progress

Just got the Socratic badge on StackOverflow and, since it can be awarded multiple times, wanted to start tracking progress to the next one, but, the badge is not shown in Available badges to track ...
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Why do people vote more on answers than questions? [duplicate]

I noted a fact on Stack Overflow badges. ● Nice Answer × 39355 ● Nice Question × 7601 (5.2:1 rate) ● Good Answer × 6433 ● Good Question × 1199 (5.3:1 rate) ● Great Answer × 712 ● Great ...
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Why is the Sheriff badge being awarded on Meta.SE?

According to the badge report for the Sheriff badge here on MSE, the badge was awarded once in 2016 and once in 2017. The badge text specifies that the badge criteria is "Served as an elected ...
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Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned

It's so cool that the notification reminds you of the colour of badge you've earned. But I am a little puzzled by the symbols: Is it feasible to use the symbol from the earned site? At the moment it ...
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When exactly does the Unsung Hero badge get awarded? [duplicate]

A while ago, I spotted the gold badge, Unsung Hero, which carries the description, Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The way I interpret that is that you need more than 10 ...
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No gold badge for revival/necromancer/… pattern?

I recently answered a question that was several months old, and my answer was accepted. I thought this would earn me a badge, but upon looking, realised the badges were issued for upvoted answers, ...
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Badge progress like 29/5 (e.g. for curious badge) is misleading [duplicate]

Summary: My question is not about why I have not got the badge, but rather the misleading progress display. There are quite some posts about this topic. Most of them are marked either duplicate or ...
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Badge tracker out of whack [duplicate]

Consider the following pictures. Before getting a tracked badge: After getting a tracked badge: The pop-up asking for a new badge to be tracked ("Track the next one") essentially became a pop-under....
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Bug or design issue in Stack Overflow's badges section [duplicate]

I have seen a design bug in the Stack Overflow BADGES section. After earning a badge the design flows like the screenshot below:
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What if I have the requirements for an outspoken badge but I don't have an account on the site?

Let's say I have all the requirements to get an outspoken badge because I got 10 starred messages from 10 different users in a room that is connected to a site. What if I don't have an account on the ...
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Don't show Cleanup badge until you can earn it

I read this: Meaning of Cleanup badge (First rollback ) and this: What is a 'rollback'? If this badge is only available for users with 2000 rep and above, why do I see it? It should be ...
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Why is there some data unaccessible from the Data Explorer?

I was wondering why I didn't get the Unsung Hero badge when I theoretically should have it on Stack Overflow. The How Unsung am I? requests shows only 10 unscored answers, the real count is 11 but ...
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Should the Teacher badge be encouraged so soon?

I've seen that the Teacher badge (first answer) is the second recommended badge after Student (first question). It's encouraged by the "Go get it" button. Why are we encouraging newbies to answer ...
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Mouse over cursor for tag badge is different from cursor for regular tag in the profile page

In the profile page the mouse over cursor for the next regular badge tracker is ... regular (i.e. a pointer or text selector): But for the next tag badge the cursor looks like a hand: The ...
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Ordering for next tag badge options

I wonder how the "next badge" options for tag badges are sorted. In the screen shot below, the matlab tag is recommended, and shown first, even though I'm closer to getting the algorithm badge: I ...
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Use colored text for badge counts instead of badge logos

I was looking at some posts by users with many thousands of badges, and I noticed that there were two lines required for displaying the badges. This was caused by the badge icons (●). Should we remove ...
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New badge suggestion: “Wise helper”

I was looking at high rep user profile on the SE site I use a lot and I found one that had around 30k rep... and has asked no questions! I know that user, he always answers with many details, plus I ...
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Number of badges reported by Area 51 or SEDE doesn't equal flair image

At Area 51 my 'live update' (6th in the right column on my "Definition" tab, for a beta site that I followed) says I have 1 gold, 53 silver and 269 bronze badges. My Flair Badge (updated today) says ...
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What happened to my Profile?

I wanted to Sign In as I do regularly, but when I clicked Sign In, I first saw a page about some problems that had appeared before (because of which I had been logged out). I decided to Sign In with ...
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Check mark slightly misplaced

At https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/badges: At https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/badges/20/nice-question: The little green check mark is slightly too high in the second image. Please just ...
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Add link to open the Next badge page on the profile activity page

The "Next tag badge" and "Newest" badge widget have this button: But "Next badge" widget doesn't: Can you add the button on this popup to open the badge page?
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Where is my Populist badge? [duplicate]

About few days ago, I've added an answer in Movies and TV SE. For this Question. In badge description, it says Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by ...
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Badge suggestion: Well Behaved, for reading the Code of Conduct

One of the first badges most users usually get is the bronze Informed badge for reading the entire Tour page. This badge is designed to reward some basic reading about the site, and hopefully helping ...
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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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Badge suggestion: Can we get a “Decade” badge for being an active member for 10 years?

We have the silver "yearling" badge. How about a gold badge for old timers who've been an active member for 10 years? It could be contingent on getting X reputation over the past decade. Related: ...
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Would an increase in the positive motivation to take care of newbies be useful?

The new CoC operates mainly with negative motivation, i.e. the unfriendly welcome, particularly to newbies, is forbidden. Violating it results in punishment. Maybe the system could have a positive ...
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Badge for questions asked for a week [duplicate]

Is there any badge for more questions asked ?,lets say i have asked 10 questions in a week - Out of the none is closed or moved to another SO affiliate site.Do you guys award a badge for these type of ...
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Sort badges by gold/silver/bronze and earned/unearned simultaneously

Currently, we can sort badges by choosing among "all", "earned", "unearned", "gold", "silver", or "bronze". However, these are not all mutually exclusive categories. It would be nice if we could ...
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Badge icons partially hidden on some sites with the new design

On three sites with the new theme, Ask Ubuntu, Super User and Server Fault, the badge icons displayed in the user's profile summary in the top bar are partially covered by the numbers. I reported this ...
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Badge notifications from other sites should not use the icons from the current site [duplicate]

Badge notification from other sites (here, meta.SE) should use their resp. badge icons (here, the default), not the ones from the site I'm currently on. Failing that (because, do we really want to ...
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Rule clarification for Enlightened badge (again, I know) [duplicate]

I know that this very question was asked before (more than once), but the answers don't apply here. This answer was the first and only one given, was accepted with 10 votes, but didn't result in the ...
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“awarded” are not aligned on the badges page for localized sites

After fixing this issue different translations of “awarded” word are not aligned vertically in Stack Overflow in Russian / Russian language Stack Exchange: Site with English interface like MSE ...
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Move similar voting badges to the same groups

Context I'm talking about Badges page for each site. There you can see six voting badges: Supporter Critic Suffrage Vox Populi Civic Duty Electorate Problem Every voting badge resides in separate ...