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Give users a way to see their “Positive Question Record” score

I recently got awarded some new badges for different SE sites, however I was a bit surprised at which sites gave me which badges. The badges are : Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days,...
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Should we change the positive asking record criteria for the Curious badge set?

Poking around the people's profiles to see how the new activity page looks I keep seeing things like this: It looks strange to have a 25/5 progress on a badge, but the dialog explains that what this ...
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Add gold tag badge privileges to a user's Privileges page

I think it would be very handy to have a users 'privileges' page (what you see when you go to /help/privileges) also show the user's gold tag badge privileges. Currently it just lists the reputation-...
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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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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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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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Two popular question badges awarded for the same question

Hopefully, this hasn't been reported yet, but I couldn't find it on meta so far. Today, I have received two "popular question" badges at the same time for the same question and they both seem to add ...
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Add Post Id to Badges table when applicable

Many badges are awarded for specific posts (Great Answer, Notable Question, Publicist, Investor, etc). In such cases, the list of badges includes the post for which it was awarded. This is public ...
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What “visitors” count towards the publicity badges?

I was just thinking about these badges and how exactly your number of visitors is calculated. Really, this boils down into three key groups which you could gain counts from: New visitors: Those who ...
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Awkward Enlightened badge explanation, and a possible improvement

This is replacing a previous question (deleted, so 10K only) on the description of the Enlightened badge in the Help Center: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. This badge can be ...
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Delay in approval leads to missing out on being awarded an “Explainer” badge

I am not sure if this is a bug or a design error, but I came across this issue on SE Robotics. I assume that the same code is employed across the various SE sites, so I am posting my question here. ...
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Why was I awarded the revival badge twice for one answer?

I am just awarded the revival badge twice for the same answer. I checked the Help Center and the FAQ question but can't figure out why. I also checked this question and I think I understand that it ...
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Which global “counters” (reputation, badges, …) are computed and updated on the fly? How?

I have searched meta for an answer, but found only some bits. Interesting bits, but still something is missing from the big picture. It is widely known that reputation is both updated on the fly, ...
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Link directly to reputation and badges pages on site profiles from the accounts list

I'll start this by saying that I have accounts on multiple SE sites, although Stack Overflow is the only one that I use frequently. However, I do make use of the accounts section on the summary tab of ...
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Can Peer Pressure be removed from the “Next Badge” list?

Under "next badge" it lists all the badges achievable for people to set as goals, however while most of them make sense as things you want to go out and get "peer pressure" seems out of place. The ...
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Award Mortarboard and like-badges after serial voting check

Today, all of a sudden, I noticed my rep climbing: Now I figured this was going to be reversed soon but then I noticed I got the Mortarboard badge for having hit the rep cap. I figured that the user ...
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Add indication that you have a badge on the description page

I was just reading the 2012 Moderator Election page, and saw the badge requirements. I noticed that when you are on one of the badge pages, eg Deputy, there is no indication that you have a ...
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Please fix the pluralization in “earned this badge 1 times.”

The page showing how many times a user has earned a specific badge, e.g. this one, has a pluralization bug; it says earned this badge 1 times. Apparently, this bug has been fixed before but recent(...
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Explainer, Refiner and Illuminator aren't internationalized

Just noticed. To be translated?
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“Where's the badge I just earned?”

I frequently see posts where people are asking something like, "Where's the badge I just earned?" Sometimes it's because they didn't read the List of all badges with full descriptions and ...
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More Constituent badges than Caucus badges?

On the Math Stack Exchange site, I apparently have earned more Constituent badges than Caucus badges, which seems odd—doesn't voting in an election (which grants the Constituent badge) necessitate ...
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Should the Illuminator badge be awarded multiple times?

I think that the Illuminator badge should be awarded multiple times. There is no reason why a few good (actually: subjective, broad) questions or answers to them should be worth multiple badges (Great ...
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Award publicity badges for sharing Tag Wikis

This is part 2 of Highlighting the Tag Wikis. Currently, there are three badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) that encourage sharing questions (and implicitly, answers). I suggest that these ...
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Hide the Analytical badge for new sites

The Aviation site just launched, into private beta. I was looking through the list of badges, and found a trusty old pal: The only thing is, this will never be awarded on a new site; can we get rid ...
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Check all starred message posted in chat

I just earned Talkative badge in Stackoverflow. Now, I want to know for which comment or message I got this badge ? How would I know this? Scenario:- 1. I was chatting in a room and after some time, I ...
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No beta badges were awarded for the Aviation site?

So we are 13 days into the public beta (according to Area 51) for Aviation, and I just noticed that I didn't get the Beta badge even though I participated in the private beta. Then I noticed that ...
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Clarifying the consecutive day badges; make it easier to tell if the day counts

Ok, so we seem to get new "consecutive day" issue questions once a week and it's always the same answer, so maybe we could find a way to relieve this issue so users could look and see what the system ...
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Is it possible to toggle display of earned/unearned badges?

Every so often I like to take a break from answering question on SO so I'll visit the badges page and start putting in some effort towards the long-term grinds. Things like Marshal or Proofreader are ...
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Badge “Strunk & White” and “Copy Editor”

In this picture, you can see the description of the badge "Strunk & White" and the badge "Copy Editor". One description specifies that you don't get points if you edit your own posts. But for the ...
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Curator badge slightly undercounts events

Background There is a key 'feature' of the SQL Server DateDiff function that is relevant to this problem, and the DateDiff logic needs to be explained for this bug report to make sense. DateDiff ...
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Can we have a working route if we use the id from the Badges table?

tl;dr I would like to have a route to a badge based on the id in SEDE. In SEDE we have a table Badges(Id, UserId, Name, Date, Class, TagBased). For me the first few badges look like this: Id | ...
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Badge in Careers profile

Badges are like award awarded by Stack Overflow .. and it's quite good to show badges in our Careers 2.0 profile as per the image below, but only add tag badges (like php ,xml, etc.) not like ...
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Add thousands separator to numbers in the Badges and Tags sections

Can we add a thousands separator for large numbers on the badges and tags pages? For example: would say 16,196
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Improve wording of Necromancer and Revival badges

The descriptions of Necromancer and Revival badges are as follows: [Revival] Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more [Necromancer] Answered a question more than 60 ...
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Time bug in badges page

I'm not living in the future (yet), but I just hit rep-cap on my main site for the 50th time and was awarded the epic badge (yay!) - but the badge page seems to think the system awarded me the badge ...
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Show current progress in Help Center > Badges

It would be very nice if users could see their current progress related to particular badges. For example: Deputy - Raised 80 helpful flags would be rendered in the following way: Deputy - Raised ...
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Is badge awarding still not working properly?

I am told I have earned the Informed badge and to to "See my profile", but the Informed badge is missing from the profile. EDIT: 1) Still missing. 2) For comparison, subsequently I was told I ...
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I got the Marshal badge with less than 500 helpful flags

I got the Marshal badge, but my helpful flags on this site are actually less that the half. I have more than 500 helpful flags on Stack Overflow, but I got the badge there much earlier than 7 ...
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Requirements for the Research Assistant badge are misleading in the badge list

The badge page has this description for the Research Assistant badge: edited 50 tag wikis It does not mention that editing excerpts does not count. This is just unfair. Please update the ...
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Can we change the way the badge progress for the asking days badges is displayed?

Currently, the badge progress for the Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic badges looks like this: When I don't have a positive question record, it only says "need a positive question record", without ...
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Change the functionality of the Populist badge to be less misleading

As it currently works, the Populist badge requires the accepted answer to have at least one more vote than 10, and the highly upvoted answer to have at least one more vote than double, resulting in a ...
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What can make a post 'otherwise unavailable' in a badge question list?

(this doesn't appear to be a dupe of Viewing badges, I see “post deleted or otherwise unavailable” or Problem with student badge, which appear to have been specific localised bugs) Viewing the older ...
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Badges not represented as so in the privileges

In the "Set Bounties" help center page, the badges are not represented as actual "badges", but rather plain text. Since it's not the case on the other pages, I think it's a forgotten style so I ...
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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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Tick sign is not centered on single badge page

On the user's badges page tick sign is not centered relative to the badge: On the all badges list it looks centered:
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Spurious, incorrect notification of previously awarded mortarboard

Well, I got a surprise in my notification inbox just now.... apparently I was just awarded a mortarboard on PCG (Code Golf).... except, I have had no reputation on that site for a while, and I was ...
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Show badges in user profile in iOS app

When viewing a user's profile from the iOS app, it would be nice to be able to see what badges they have, instead of just the counts.
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Can the Badges tab of user profile display unviewed badge count?

The Reputation and Response tabs headings display the number of unviewed items/score for that tab. Can something similar be done for badges? Specifically, if I have just earned two badges since ...
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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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Profile page links to random answer for my awarded “Great Answer” badge

As we can see here I was recently awarded a "Great Answer" badge on my politics.SE profile, Which is great and all except for the fact I never answered the question I have been "Awarded [it] for". ...