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Badges taking to long to be notified [duplicate]

I have 8 badges on Stack Exchange but should have 9, and the most recent badge I have gotten took an hour before I was notified I got it. The first time I used Stack Exchange the notifications came ...
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How can I find out which user earned badge X the most often?

Each badge has a list of when and to whom it has been awarded, e.g. this one. Since some badges can be awarded multiple times, is there a way to get a list of users who earned a specific badge most ...
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Which badge is the rarest? [duplicate]

Which badges on this site are so rare very few people have earned them? Please tell me a badge that has less than ten people who have earned it. Also please don’t tell me badges that no one ever ...
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What proportion of Peer-Pressure and Disciplined-badge-earning posts stay deleted?

As far as I know, one can earn the Peer Pressure and Disciplined badges by deleting and subsequently undeleting posts with the appropriate scores (-3 and +3, respectively). See: I cheated on the ...
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Why are there badges that promote poor answers?

From what I realize, badges are used for promotion and as a sign of recognition of a certain useful activity. However, I cannot understand the purpose of some badges that seem to encourage to lower ...
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Who is most “legendary” on the non-meta non-programming part of SE?

(As a non-programmer) I'd be interested to see a list of who is most "legendary" on the non-programming, non-meta (NPNM) part of the site, defined as looking only at "legendary" (L) badges gained on ...
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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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Mobile website mistakenly double-counts users who've earned a given badge more than once

Some of the badges can be awarded multiple times to a same user, badges like Great Question, Great Answer, Famous Question etc., In the badge page, we can see how many times the badge was awarded to ...
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I have silver badges but “Amazing Grace” is not awarded

I have 2 silver badges at Stack Overflow, I got them months ago I think. When I try to get an Amazing Grace hat from Winter Bash, it says You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. So what's going ...
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Can't localize Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges description

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. Share a link to a post later visited by 300 unique IP addresses. Share a link to a post ...
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Design change in the badge counts [duplicate]

In the last few days I noticed that, border color was applied for the badge counts in the Profile and Activity tabs. I thought of it is a new design change. So I checked in the Stack Overflow ...
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Publicity badge descriptions not updated everywhere

The badge description for the publicity badges like Announcer have recently been updated: Update publicity badge descriptions - they work for answers as well as for questions. This is reflected in the ...
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What's going on with the Announcer badge? [duplicate]

The Announcer badge was recently awarded to a lot of users simultaneously, on several sites, e.g.: Stack Overflow at 2019-12-12 23:05:01Z Code Golf at 2019-12-12 23:55:12Z TeX at 2019-12-13 00:25:01Z
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Suddenly getting “Announcer” badges every few minutes? [duplicate]

The first one was unusual, but not too unusual. The second one was improbable, but not impossible. The third one made me ask this... Is there a bug giving me these all of a sudden?
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Is there a way to see all my awarded badges on all sites?

Each individual site provides a list of badges I've been awarded, but is there a way to see the results for all sites at the same time? This is really an X/Y question. What I was originally trying ...
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How does “Unsung Hero” encourage positive behavior? [duplicate]

Badges are supposed to encourage positive behavior (this is even in the badges tag description). However, I am having trouble understanding how the badge Unsung Hero (zero score accepted answers: more ...
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Self-learner badge has been incorrectly awarded

In the famous Why is SE removing links and community ads about legal issues? question by Juan M. he has been awarded the Self-Learner badge with his infamous answer. But: The question is not his. ...
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Free mortarboard badge for no reason [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure I couldn't earn 200 rep recently, moreover I'm an inactive user for years, just occasionally returning here to have a look
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Reputation recalculation didn't retroactively award Mortarboard [closed]

With the recalculation of reputation due to the update to rep gained from questions, there are a few stacks where I hit the daily reputation cap, where I didn't before. Take for example this profile. ...
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Awarded double yearling badges [duplicate]

I was awarded double yearling badges for both the meta and main Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site. (Note, the picture looks like 4, but the blue looks like gray.) Check my profile to see. It's not ...
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Why am I getting so many “yearling” badges today?

Here is a screenshot showing this: Originally I thought it was due to the rep recalculation today, but on most if not all of these sites, I had 200 rep or more both before and after the recalculation....
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Yearling Badges broken here on MSE? [duplicate]

I just received three Yearling badges in the span of a few minutes... That seems odd, is this a bug or intended behavior?
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Will the reputation I retrospectively gain count toward my “rep cap” badge? [duplicate]

As of today, receiving an upvote on your question will give you 10 points of reputation instead of 5. The whole reputation of any user is being recalculated and is taking into account the "200 daily ...
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What is 'Retag' for the organizer badge?

The question is NOT about the organizer badge, but about what retag means. I was checking what the organizer badge is and noticed there is not a description of what 'retag' exactly means or how it's ...
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Strange behavior of [caucus] badge

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/80/caucus Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ...
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Is there any badge for editing a downvoted answer which later receives upvotes?

I saw an​ answer, but even though it was correctly pointing OP's mistake, the answer read as the poster was trying to get some clarification from the OP; and the answer was too short. The answer got ...
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A new Era requires new badges (Badge request) [duplicate]

This community has some absolute rock stars and as a community, we should have a badge to help these individuals stand out for their thoughtful and planned out answers. badge request badge name: "...
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Badges are too cheap

Why did you made badges so cheap? They are given way too soon. I have recently received the "Organizer" badge only after one approved edit. One should earn a badge after a substantial good-quality ...
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How have more people edited their profiles on main sites than on per-site metas?

Look here at Autobiographer on main OR Stack Exchange: Complete "About Me" section of user profile. Awarded 484 times. Look at the meta site's equivalent of the badge: Awarded 166 times. ...
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Badge symbol in achievements bar incorrect [duplicate]

If I am on English Language Learners, where the badge symbols are bookmarks and I click achievements and I see the travel badge symbol as a bookmark as well when it is supposed to be a map pointer, as ...
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Does access via the API count towards Fanatic and Enthusiast badges in 2019?

I've done some research and read some of the posts about this topic, but none of them are up to date. The answer from 8 years ago says that accessing via the API does not count for badges: Does ...
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Update Sheriff badge description to reflect the existence of elected pro-tem moderators

The Sheriff badge is currently awarded to users who have Served as an elected moderator for at least 1 year. This was correct when elections were tied to a site graduating from beta; however, we ...
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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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Does the silver badge count have a different font weight or size than the bronze one on MSE?

I was looking at my badges here on MSE. It appears to me the silver badge count has a different font-weight / font-size then the bronze badge count and the reputation. I tried looking at the sites ...
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Can the number of earned badges be decreasing?

Nowadays, I do not visit my Stack Exchange site frequently. Until now, I know that if I obtained some badge once, then it is permanent. This is one difference from reputation. Today, I suspect that my ...
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User with one badge, but can't see any in user page?

I'm a Home Improvement reviewer, and spend a lot of time greeting new users using the wonderful SE-AutoReviewComments to give boilerplate encouraging comments. One of my big questions is whether they'...
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Child meta sites mistakenly suggest user to acquire a badge which isn't avalable on that site [duplicate]

Check the following screenshot from CS meta: It says, Take the tour and earn your first badge Clicking the button redirects to the tour page of the main site and scrolling it doesn't change ...
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Badge Display Chooser badges incorrect color and not sticky

With rev 2019.7.1.34183 the chooser for showing the manner in which our badges are to be displayed was changed from tabs to dropdown selector. On main Meta (with rev 2019.7.2.34187) it works correctly,...
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Can not browse for next badge to earn

Screen tells you it's showing 100 of whatever badges, but none of them show. This functionality used to work.
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Add positive replacement for Tumbleweed badge

I'm happy with retiring Tumbleweed and Reversal badges. Especially I like how Reversal badge was treated. It wasn't just retired: it was replaced by Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, utilizing the ...
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Curious badge is not being awarded [duplicate]

Why have I not received the Curious badge, even though I have asked 11 positive voted questions? That's what the badge tracker indicates: These are my question list. https://stackoverflow.com/users/...
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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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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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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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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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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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Plural one for awarded badge count

Plurals live forever here. E.g. on badge award page:
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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'...