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Questions tagged [badges]

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

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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 ...
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Do self-answers count toward the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges?

I'm writing up the badge criteria FAQ and it's unclear in the blog post as to whether or not self-answers are considered towards the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges. If I answer my own negatively-...
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Move Lifejacket and Lifeboat to Answer Badges section in Help Center

The new blog post Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat mentions the new badges Lifejacket and Lifeboat are answer badges, but they are listed on the Help Center page under ...
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Can we retire the Reversal badge on main sites and keep it only for meta sites?

The Reversal badge: Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. There are multiple issues about discouraging Fast Gun In The West (FGITW) ...
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Needing clarification on Lifejacket and Lifeboat

The description for these state Answer score of 5 or more to a question score of -2 or less that goes on to receive a score of 2 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Does that mean ...
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Don't award the Tumbleweed badge if I delete my question [on hold]

Steps to reproduce: Ask a question Delete your question One week later Un-delete your question ??? Get Tumbleweed badge! Personally, I think that the system shouldn't award the badge in cases like ...
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Are users dropped in Lifeboats without Lifejackets?

IPS Meta just got a round of Lifeboat badges awarded, 5 posts have earned someone a Lifeboat. But not a single user has yet earned the Lifejacket badge, even though the criteria for getting that one ...
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Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges should be categorized as answer badges, not question badges [duplicate]

I noticed the two new badges that just rolled out: "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat". These are awarded to answerers for answering a negatively-scored question that later goes on to earn a positive score, ...
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Curious badge bug

I saw that it has been already reported that also they have earned courious badge but the badge has not been given. but their answers say that they must wait a day and the badge will be awarded. In ...
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How to earn the Tag Editor badge? [duplicate]

I do not understand how you can earn the Tag Editor badge. What do you have to do and where?
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Plural one for awarded badge count

Plurals live forever here. E.g. on badge award page:
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Is it possible to find users who earned a review badge for a specific queue?

It's possible to see all users who have earned a specific badge. For instance, I could go to https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/1478 to see all users on Stack Overflow with the Reviewer badge. The ...
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Unique Badge Icons in Summary

Badges look differently on each SE site, as per the unique themes of each site. However, when looking at the Summary of Accounts in a user's profile, the badges for all sites use the icon for the ...
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Summarize badge counts > 1000 [duplicate]

There exists (glorious) users on various StackExchange sites with more than 1000 badges. This makes the formatting of the user profile at the bottom of questions/answers a little odd, as the badge ...
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With Announcer, do links to deleted questions work? [duplicate]

Can I get the Announcer badge from sharing a link to a deleted question? If so, does it only count if 10K users follow it, or does it track all clicks on the link by unique IP addresses?
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How can we see our progress towards the next Socratic badge? [duplicate]

The Socratic badge is a gold, and we get it when 100 questions with score > 0 and maintain a positive question record, obtainable multiple times When someone does not have it, then we can see how we'...
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Can somebody better explain the Tenacious badge?

I just acquired the Tenacious badge but the description is leaving me wondering what exactly I've done to acquire it. Description: Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total.
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I would like more specifics on how the Announcer badge is awarded

When I post a link to a question or answer, and my user ID is part of the link, I know it is counted toward the Announcer badge when someone else clicks on it. However, I have received the Announcer ...
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What is this “custom badge here…” thing in the badge tracker all about?

While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui: I'm looking specifically at this part: I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? [on hold]

What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? Why is asking questions no one answers or looks at a desirable accomplishment?
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Shouldn't we all get presents on Meta's birthday? [closed]

You know, like the way hobbits celebrate their birthdays? I know that Meta graciously posted a URI to waffles on Google Images, but how about something more substantial like a few rep points or a ...
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Could the tag names be fully written out in the list of awarded tag badges?

On English Language and Usage, 20 people have been awarded the "[single-word-r...]" gold tag badge. Except that's not it's real name; it's actually for [single-word-requests]: 13 characters isn't a ...
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Can you get multiple “Notable Question” badges for the same question?

I was wondering if you could get a "Notable Question" badge for the same question twice? For example, if I have 2.5K views on a question, then I get another 2.5K views for it, will I get two "Notable ...
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Reward someone who edited their answer as obsolete to point to mine

I've been active on SO since 2009, and have seen many old questions get new answers as technology changes. Sometimes the accepted answer becomes suboptimal, and the OP is no longer active to mark ...
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Link badge to a list of my posts matching badge's requirments

Please link the badges page on my page to a list of posts that are eligible for that badge, instead of the people who have it. For example link the Great Answer badge, to the Great Answers query.
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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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How long does it take for badges to be awarded? How are they generated?

Do badges get calculated in real time, or do they get calculated by an external service? How long does it take for a badge to be awarded, once its requirements are met? Does Stack Overflow use any ...
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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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“Unsung Hero” requirement

What exactly is the Unsung hero badge's requirement? The info text says: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The first part is pretty clear, 10 accepted answers with a zero ...
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Won Announcer badge even without sharing the link externally [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I won an Announcer (Bronze) badge on Ask Different. The message under achievements tab said: You've earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a question later visited by 25 ...
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A badge for good perplexing questions

I would like to propose a badge to recognize users that ask good questions that are hard to answer. My proposed criteria for the badge(s) would be along the lines of: Bronze: [no bronze along these ...
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Add post link to Explainer badge

Is it possible to add a link to the question for which you earned the Explainer badge? Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0). It's usually not too difficult ...
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When exactly did I get this and that badge? Possibility to search/filter the Activity?

It would be nice to have a timestamp of the (last) awarded badge in the badge tooltips in the user profile. This should be a non-trivial task since it's stored as CreationDate in the badges table. It ...
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“Go get it” for sportsmanship lists questions where mine is the only answer

The Sportsmanship badge is about upvoting other people's answers where you yourself also have an answer. Now, I think "Go get it" on this kind of badge is questionable to begin with (i.e. it ...
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Strunk and White isn't counting all edits

Not sure what's going on here, but the numbers don't add up: If you can see the image, the badge progress shows me at 67 of 80, but the impact summary shows 337. It's possible at lot of those edits ...
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Gold Badge Design

Would it be possible to change the gold badge shape/style or something. I have a monitor that is really f-in bright and with the new white background badges, I have a hard time distinguishing gold and ...
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How do “badges” work?

What are badges? How do users get badges? How can users get tag badges? What can cause a badge to be lost/revoked/taken away after it is awarded? How can I suggest a new badge? For more information,...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Can you get several badges at once if you meet the given criteria?

What happens if you meet the criteria for several badges at once? E.g. first comment and whatever, first question. Do you get multiple badges at once or do you have to track a special badge to get it?
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In the tag badge progress tracker the limited badges notice needs some white space

I was looking at my Tag Badge progress because I desperately need a gold badge when my eye was caught by the limited badge notice: showing top 100 of 170 available badges; please use the search box ...
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If I hit the daily rep cap and then get downvoted, does it still count towards badges?

Say I hit the daily rep cap (with a great overhead, say 40 upvotes for answers, which would translate to 400 rep) and THEN get one downvote, then the day ends. At the end of the day I gained +198 rep. ...
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Clarification on the new Quorum and Convention badges

I noticed that two new badges have been added to Stack Exchange: Quorum and Convention. The rule for Quorum is: One post with score of 2 on meta and for Convention, it is: 10 posts with score ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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How do I earn the Proofreader badge? [duplicate]

How does one go about earning the Proofreader badge? I have attempted looking at other answers and couldn't find much. Is there a detailed process that could be explained please?
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Editing the “Self-Learner” Badge Description

Stemming from this question the text for "Self-Learner" badge is pretty easy to get confused by. Current Text Answered your own question with score of 3 or more Issue The person in the above ...
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Persisting lack of clarity on the operation of the Citizen Patrol badge [duplicate]

Today, I received the Citizen Patrol badge. This came as a surprise, and arose from a slightly odd set of circumstances. I therefore looked here on Meta for clarification, and found these links about ...
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Will the badges ever have a design to them instead of just having colors?

Right now there are simply the colors of Silver, Gold and Bronze to indicate the badges. I think there should be some sort of design like the Xbox 360 has for its achievements. You could still keep ...
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Epic/Legendary Badges and the Daily Limit

If one hits the daily cap, then decides to sleep so they can do it all again the next day; then someone removes a vote, unaccepts an answer, etc, does the attained limit still count or is it only if ...
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Beta Badge Clarification

The Beta badge is achieved by "Actively participating in the private beta." Does that mean the private beta for Stack Overflow (which I believe never happened) or just any site on the Stack Exchange ...