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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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Steward badge can now be awarded multiple times -- backfill details

As we announced in our post on visual design changes to the Review Queues, the Steward badge can now be earned more than once per queue. The purpose of this post is not to debate the merits of this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tag badges aren't awarded if there is already a regular badge with the same name

On Meta Stack Exchange, we have an editor tag with (currently) 440 questions, more than the minimum of 100 for tag badges to be awarded. We also have two users, balpha and Jeff Atwood who have a score ...
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SE API forgot how to order badges lexicographically

As of recently, the Stack Exchange API endpoint for listing named badges started to error out when choosing to sort the result set by name. Can this be fixed as soon as possible, please? Switching to ...
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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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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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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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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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Too many full stops…

This has got to be the smallest text correction request ever… …but as noticed in a question on English Language Learners - Should a full stop punctuation be used in Abbreviations? - there are too many ...
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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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Explainer, Refiner and Illuminator aren't internationalized

Just noticed. To be translated?
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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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“Track the next one” doesn’t update/refresh the profile page

After earning a new badge you have two options in the your profile page: Track the new one Let us pick If you select “let us pick” the page will refresh and all looks fine, you will see the next ...
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Make it clearer that “Strunk & White” doesn't account for edits on own posts, as it's done in “Copy Editor”'s description

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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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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"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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The return of the tag-badges exploit

The tag-badges exploit was an old exploit in Stack Exchange: at the time, a total of 1000 votes across all your answers on a tag would give you a gold tag badge for that tag. This lead to an edge case ...
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I was incorrectly awarded the Sheriff badge today on Board and Card Games

Today I got the only Sheriff badge on Board and Card Games, which is not correct because we have never had a moderator election. This happened exactly one year after I was briefly removed and then ...
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Alignment issue in the individual badge details page

There is an alignment issue in the individual badge details page, when the characters in the user name is around 27 or more, it is not aligned correctly. The position of the "Awarded xxx" and user ...
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Guru badge description is misleading and should be changed

Is it just me or is the Guru badge description a bit misleading? Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. At first read it seemed that a person need to ...
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Why is there no statute of limitations for the Explainer badge family for closed questions? Can it please be added?

The Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator badges (collectively, the edit and answer badge family) are awarded for answering and editing a question within 12 hours of each other, with the answer being ...
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Steward badge description rephrasing

Now when you can earn Steward badge multiple times inside a single review queue the following phrase looks weird: Complete at least 1,000 review tasks. This badge is awarded multiple times per review ...
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Some network profiles show 0 badges for CS50

My account list shows that I didn't earn any badges on CS50, but that's not true. CS50 is a special site, in that it's in perpetual private beta, but not so special that the network aggregator can't ...
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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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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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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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The return of: Regression of "Jeff Atwood earned this badge 1 time"

Badges that can only be earned once and once only have, once again, the confusing and unclear text: ...earned this badge 1 time. When the expected text should read: earned this badge. I'm not sure ...
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Tooltip for Talkative/Outspoken badge indicators in moderator dashboard not capitalized

The moderator dashboard has two indicators, a bronze and a silver dot, which are shown if the moderator has the Talkative resp. Outspoken badge. People have questioned their usefulness before (1, 2), ...
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Inconsistent colour for badge counts between top bar and flags history

The top part of the image are the badge counts as displayed in the top bar. The bottom part are the badge counts as shown when looking at your flags history. https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/flag-...
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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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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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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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Badge Dates on User Profile should show the Year once the Year is over

In the example screenshot taken from my Arqade user profile summary, I earned the Socratic badge on November 16th, 2021. But all it shows on the summary page is "Nov 16". When I see this, ...
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We should earn Steward without using the queue or we should be able to look more than 3 tags on filter

If we see a question that has a number on the close link, this indicates a problem with the question. If we properly read the question and agree on this close reason then we can immediately click ...
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The main help page for badges should specify that a tag must be on 100+ questions to earn tag-specific badges for it

The description for the requirements to get a tag-specific badge listed on the /help/badges page says (for a bronze badge, for instance): You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-...
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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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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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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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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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How do I disable the badge notifications on all Stack Exchange sites?

While I love the Stack Exchange network and Stack Overflow especially, I started to be really annoyed about having too many badge notifications, especially from the new sites where I go only ...
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