Questions tagged [badges]

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

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Too much space between badge icon and number of badges

An (perhaps unintended) consequence of the new design (e.g. here on Meta Stack Exchange) is that the spacing between the badge icon (the gold, silver or bronze dot) and the number of badges is ...
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How will SE draw attention to the Code of Conduct once it's no longer new?

The Code of Conduct is still new right now, so it appears in the notification bar at the top of the page: Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of ...
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Disciplined and peer pressure badges [duplicate]

The Peer Pressure badge is awarded if you delete your own post with a score of -3 or less. The Disciplined badge is awarded if you delete your own post with a score of 3 or more. My question is, how ...
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Change description of Organizer badge to be more descriptive

This is not a duplicate of Please improve the description of the Organizer badge, as that asks to make it more clear that it doesn't apply to one's own questions; my request is totally different. ...
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Organizer badge not awarded after a retag

Yesterday, I added one tag to this question, but I didn't get the Organizer badge.
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Incorrect badge logo in achievements [duplicate]

The badge logo is incorrect in different sites. I found out that I had received the "Civic Duty" badge on Meta SO while I was browsing ELL, and to my surprise the badge logo was ELL style, not SO ...
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Why is a user allowed to keep the mortarboard badge aquired by voting fraud?

Consider the following situation: A user is a member for approximately two years. During this period his/her reputation gain was slowly, but steadily increasing: a few votes per week. Suddenly within ...
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Why does reversing serial upvoting not reverse the Mortarboard badge? [duplicate]

This user has serial up-voting reversed, but he still have badge Mortarboard. Is it correct behavior of badges? I suppose it should be reversed too. And will this 200 daily reputation (2012-03-20) ...
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What is the “daily reputation cap”? [duplicate]

This is really a mystery for me. What is the "daily reputation cap" that is required to get Epic, Legendary, and Mortarboard badges?
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No plural forms for “You've earned this badge N times”

The text of tooltip message showed for the green tick next to badge icon requires plural forms in Transifex:
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Why is the Reversal badge so hard to get?

The description for the reversal badge tells me: Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Roughly only 300 users have earned the "...
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“Recently awarded to: No longer available” in mobile theme

I’m seeing something weird on this page using iOS Safari: Here’s another link showing the same behavior. There should be rep/badge counts, like the other badge pages I checked show: In addition, ...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

Update: This question was asked due to the employee comment quoted below, but the employee was incorrect. The badge is in fact awarded for tag edits that also modify the body or title. As such, most ...
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Re-awarding badges after merging accounts?

When animuson answered my question on Merging Accounts Question Roundup, in part of their answer they said: "Badges are not transferred, but will be automatically re-awarded as the processes run ...
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How to find inactive posts on Stack Overflow to earn the Archaeologist badge

How can I find posts which have been inactive for 6 months, as per the requirement for the Archaeologist badge? Is there some kind of search query or something?
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Something strange has happened with my badges

Yesterday I decided to change the email for the newsletter for PPCG. However, not long after I had validated my email, the following had flooded my reputation inbox: Now, note that I have been on ...
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Sharing and Reputation badges on Stack Overflow

I have observed that Stack Overflow gives badges for sharing questions over social media websites. I have few doubts about it. How is the number to which the question is shared counted? Say I have ...
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Provide more information for Unsung-Hero badge

When we click on Unsung-Hero badge, we see following information Unsung Hero Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. Next comes list of other users (sorted by recent badge ...
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How is the “Next badge” determined? [duplicate]

In the tab "Activity" of my profile, there is a place for user badge settings. It is shown in the figure below: A user can choose his or her next badge choice from the new badge settings; ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Commentator badge awarded for 8 comments

Got a commentator badge today. Though my activity tab (filtered on comments) shows only 8 comments. Either the 10 comments limit has changed or the SO App was generous to me today. Thanks for the ...
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Yet another question about Tenacious badge

I apologize for one more time when question about "Tenacious" badge is asked. I think it's because this badge is one of most complicated ones. I know about most of requirements for getting it (which ...
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Badges for helpful flag streaks

Looking at the badges for the website, I feel that there is something missing: badges for helpful flag streaks. Here are some proposed values. Bronze Badge: 10 helpful flags in a row Silver ...
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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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Can tag gold-badge holders take off their golden hat when casting close votes? [duplicate]

It was my understanding that when a tag gold-badge (TGB) holder casts a close vote for dupes, the question gets closed immediately. It doesn't matter in what order a TGB holder casts their vote. I ...
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I have been awarded the Yearling badge 3 times in the last 2 days [duplicate]

I'm not complaining but I suspect a bug. I've been awarded the Yearling badge 3 times now in the last two days. Is it a bug?
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Meaning of Cleanup badge (First rollback ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a 'rollback'? I don't understand meaning of first roll back badges. When I move cursor on CleanUp badge it shows message "First Rollback". What the meaning of ...
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Profile reputation has been reset

I added my gmail to my profile and it ended up resetting my rep points as below. Looks weird above. I suddenly get old notifications saying you earned this badge, that badge. But no change in ...
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Why do I not have the 5/5 for the Curious badge? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that I have asked 5 (really 6) well-received questions on this site, my questions are here, but for some reason, I don't have the 5 separate days of asking a good question. Why is this?...
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Change achievement icons on Profile Summary to match their respective websites [duplicate]

When looking at the Accounts tab, the icons shown for achivements all belong to the specific website you are looking at, not the Stack Exchange website shown to the left. For example, here is what I ...
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How can I get the “Electorate” badge? [duplicate]

The description written in the FAQ reads: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions I voted 671 times on Stackoverflow, and more than 30% of my votes are on questions;...
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How is a “positive question record” calculated?

For the badges Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic, you need to ask varying numbers of well-received questions on different days. You also need to maintain a "positive question record" On Stack ...
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Help to get back old reputation and badges [duplicate]

I had a profile whose link is https://math.stackexchange.com/users/294365/learnmore. The problem is when I am logging in it using my e-mail subarshabnrj@gmail.com and password,I find my reputation is ...
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Reputation and Badge Difference

If you go on my chat account which is based on my Stack Overflow account, they have different reputation and amount of badges as shown below. Why is that? Is this only a problem on my account or on ...
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Year-Round Hats for Fun and Profit

Making hats available year-round, rather than limiting them to Winter Bash, would be a natural and powerful extension of Stack Exchange's gamification systems. This remains true even if hats are ...
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permanent hat-like thing? [duplicate]

I really like how, in the winter bash, there are hats. They are pretty cool and actually encourage me to get badges, something I didn't care about before. I think there should be something like this, ...
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Change Taxonomist's definition

How 'bout we change the definition of the Taxonomist badge from "Created a tag used by 50 questions" to "Created a tag used by 50 users"? That would prevent users from trying to game the badge by ...
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What is the fastest and average time to attain each badge?

These seem to be interesting questions to understand in general how much effort is expended to attain a badge. Effort is the wrong word, some badges are gained through fortune or uncontrollable chaos....
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Badges for private beta site aren't shown in the network profile

In the list of accounts on my network profile, the badges for the new Augur Stack Exchange site aren't shown: It should've shown 8 bronze badges, I had those for a couple of days so it's not likely ...
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Add link to post which earned you the Quorum badge

Some badges, especially most of the ones which awarded for a single post, like Nice Answer, have a link to the post(s) where you earned that badge. For Quorum (one post with score of 2 on a child meta)...
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Search for users having two different badges

On a certain SE site, I'm interested in seeing how many people have both of two different badges (Promoter & Tumbleweed). Is there a way to do this?
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Badges in achievement drop-down switches based on site [duplicate]

The achievements dialog drop-down in the top bar shows the recent achievements across all sites. Each entry has a site-specific icon next to it, so you know where it's from. Badges, however, seem to ...
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Incorrect badges displaying in profile

I've stumbled across a user whose profile mentions they've got two 'Famous Question' gold badges: Upon clicking the 'Famous Question' link, we see this: Even more curious, they appear to have bronze ...
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Voting counts frozen

It was long (almost two months) since my count for the electorate badge was 268/600, and since then I've voted on questions and answers almost daily without a big change , now 272/600. My votes on ...
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Badge Requirements - Outspoken [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions The requirements for the silver Outspoken badge are a little confusing to me: Posted 10 messages in chat that were starred by 10 ...
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Will I get a new populist badge for a new answer if the answer I got for the first one became accepted?

Let's assume this scenario: I get the populist badge for a specific answer (as it outscores the accepted answer by the required margin) The asker later changes the accepted mark to my answer, so it ...
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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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Select next badge contains ugly formatted text

I’m not a designer, but I think this looks ugly in terms of graphic design: There should be at least some kind of indent/alignment according to table view of the page.
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Show multiple awardable badges in the list of available badges even if the badge has been awarded [duplicate]

Recently I’ve suddenly got a second Socratic badge. This badge can be awarded multiple times, but currently if the user already have one the badge is not shown in the list of available: My ...
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Do duplicate questions count as “well-received” for the Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges? [duplicate]

Do questions marked as duplicate, even with a positive score, count for badges that need well-received questions? For example, if I had 5 questions with a positive score in 5 different days, but one ...