Questions tagged [badges]

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

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How many different badges are there except those created by user?

What's the total of pre-set badges?
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Why is there no badge/tag that can be achieved for hibernate/nhibernate

On Stackoverflow, I see that you can achieve badges and tags. For instance, when you've received 400 upvotes for answers that have been posted in questions with the C# tag, you receive a badge for ...
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Is the Enthusiast badge still undead?

In the "You've earned" messages "Enthusiast" has not been renamed to "woot!". Is this a bug? alt text http://www.pil.sdu.dk/1/until2039-12-31/MSO/EnthusiastBagde_2009-09-15.png alt text http://www....
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Mass retagger badge

I've been busy retaggin questions since I got my retag privileges. Shouldn't there be an incentive to retag wrongly tagged questions, other than the urge to do things right? I'm mean, the only "...
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rss feed for questions and answers that earn badges

I'd like to be able to get and RSS feed for either/both questions and answers that earn a badge, filter by tag if possible. As an example, all "nice answer" winning answers in questions with the tag "...
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Encourage new users by upvoting questions — reward this behavior

Reputation is primarily, from the system's perspective, about encouraging positive participation. If that's so, wouldn't a lower (personal) bar for upvoting questions make more sense when those ...
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Why hasn't anyone won Fanatic yet?

I recently got W00T (Enthusiast) and am now looking to Fanatic. I saw on another post that SO has been open for 11 months but no one has won Fanatic yet. Is it broken or just a coincidence?
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How many points does it require to create a badge for a tag?

According to here, "If enough upvotes are earned in a tag – any tag – the badge will be automatically created and awarded." How many points/votes does a particular tag require before it will garner ...
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Bug: Great Answer badge with no answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I have so many badges? I just got a Great Answer badge on this site but I have not answered any questions. Go look https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/16204/epochwolf ...
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Percentage of users with gold badges

What percentage of users possess at least one gold badge? Just curious.
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Badge balance out of whack

Yes, another badges question. SO seems to have reached the point where the "game balance" (for want of a better word) between badges has become badly distorted. The "tags" badges that get created on ...
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Distinguished Badge

Hit the rep cap on all 4 sites in one day.
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Please tidy how badges are displayed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggested improvements to badges index page Cosmetic issue... is it possible to improve the display of badges on the profile page? An obvious example: Jon Skeet badges http://...
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Recent Badge Awards are moving Associated Questions to the Top

I just noticed in I keep getting lame answers on SO in the Active tab, but could find no recent modification. It seems the modification was the awarding of badges to the author.
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Is the Yearling badge meant to replace the Beta badge?

I have just been awarded the Yearling badge on SO, but have noticed that now my Beta badge has disappeared from my listed badges. The summary at the top of the page shows 2 silver and 8 bronze, but ...
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Cleanup badge awarded when answer was deleted and reposted?

I accidentally posted some code during an edit in an answer that I did not want to be public. Couldn't just rollback the edit to really get rid of it. Deleted the answer and reposted modified without ...
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Will any badges ever be re-colored?

Is anyone thinking about changing the color of various SO badges based on the number of people who achieve them? Some examples as of today (1 July 2009): Disciplined (bronze) has been awarded 616 ...
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When are the upvotes counted for a tag badge

The question has a set of tags when it is asked. When you answer the question it may have changed. At the time you recieve an upvote it could be different again. Then there is the current state of ...
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Allow users with a gold specialist badge in a tag to manually sort answers

We sometimes have the problem where a wrong answer can float to the top of a question. If we allow users who have earned a gold specialist badge to manually sort answers to a question, they could ...
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Let's describe the Populist badge accurately

As has been explained, the Populist badge is actually awarded based on 2x outscoring of an accepted answer that has more than 10 upvotes. So, can we change the badge text from Provided an answer ...
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Please make a badge for having the highest reputation

If no badge currently exists for this, then I suggest that when a user reaches the top x reputation, or the highest reputation, they get awarded a gold badge. Only one of these badges will exist at ...
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Necromancer candidate view

Is there a way to get a list of all questions that potentially give a necromancer badge? That is, other than going through the old unanswered questions and manually looking for ones with 5 or more ...
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Some way of denoting MVP (or similar in other languages) in a profile badge

Has there been any discussion about denoting the experts of certain topics, for example MVPs or Microsoft employees in the small profile icon? This way users can quickly distinguish between random ...
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meta specific Badge idea

I would love to see a Meta Badge that pegs you for having more rep on meta than on the main SO site. Talks about talking about code much more than asking or answering questions about code. Not sure ...
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System Administrator Appreciation Day BONUS!

How about on Sysadmin Appreciation Day giving registered users a free 10 rep points or something like that on ServerFault? Might be a nice little community bonus...or a badge of some kind that shows ...
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Wrong text for beta badge on meta?

There is a wrong text for beta badge on meta. It says "Actively participated in the Stack Overflow private beta", shouldn't that say "Actively participated Meta Stack Overflow private beta"?
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Why did I get only one badge for this answer?

Great Answer: Answer voted up 100 times. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Yet this answer for which I was upvoted 207 times as of now, only gave me 1 golden badge for great answer? Why ...
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Where did the C# badge go on StackOverflow?

I used to remember seeing badges for specific categories (like the C# badge) for getting lots of upvotes in that category. Now these no longer show when you click on the badges tab. Does that mean you ...
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Badge Suggestion - Two Minds

Two or more answers to the same question, each with 10 or more upvotes. Alternately called "Two faced", "Schitzophrenic" or "Confused".
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How about a “Grease Monkey God” badge?

The purpose of this badge is to recognize those among us who make Grease Monkey scripts to extend the functionality of the SO family sites further than any of us have imagined. This should be a Gold ...
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More tag badges

I think it would help spur more niche activity if there were more niche tag badges. Tag badges could be created based on some criteria, like 1000 questions or 1000 answers or something that would ...
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Can you provide more feedback for the power editors?

I'm asking that we create some more badges to reflect the contribution that "power editors" make to the site. Currently we have only the one badge (which is non-repeatable), "Strunk & White". ...
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Should I have been given a badge for incompetence?

I recently answerered a question on SO without having digested it fully. On realising that my answer was total hogwash, I hovered over the delete link but the hint vote to delete this post put me off. ...
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Give “Citizen Patrol” badge for flagging comments too

The "Citizen Patrol" badge is given out for "first flagged post". I'd suggest that this also include comments. In other words, if a user flags a comment before ever flagging a post, you should give ...
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Why are the badge counts displayed beside the poster's avatar?

I wonder why the user's badge counts are displayed beside the avatar/reputation value? What was the reason behind showing the counts anyway, as to see what those actually are, the user needs to click ...
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What tag did I win a taxonomist badge for? [duplicate]

Duplicate/Related: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Taxonomist badge: what counts as “creating” a tag? And what prevents gaming the badge? How can I find out what the tag ...
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The Civic-Duty Badge

Does anyone else feel that the Civic Duty badge just gives noobs an excuse to upvote like hell. I know I did it just to get my first silver badge and it didn't take surprisingly long.
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Indexed badge

Indexed (silver) & Highly Indexed (gold) - Question has X page views from referal sites; google, yahoo and the like. The idea is that questions that are more relevant to the "outside" world (IE ...
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Any additional points/badges for hits from search engines?

I suppose that questions, that attract many unique users from external search engines can be valued by additional points/badges. For example there may be a badge for the question that attracted more ...
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Please add trophies that get awarded to the user who has performed “best” based on a given set of conditions over a period of time

Just to add another layer of make-believe "awards" to the existing reputation and badges, I thought it might be interesting to have something that is transient, based on ranked performance over a ...
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The New “Reversal” Badge: A Potential Problem?

I just saw a couple new badges have been added. One is called the "Reversal" badge, and states the following: Provided answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded ...
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What are/were the missing badges?

There's a page for each individual badge (eg. The Teacher Badge), which shows the description & the list of people who recently earned it. Given that the URL is based off the badge's Id, why are ...