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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Why are beta badges awarded at all?

This question reminded me of a big complaint I had and forgot to voice before. I happened to be busy when the SO Beta was happening and was unable to participate. When you posted that blog entry with ...
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Can the taxonomist badge be awarded more than once? [duplicate]

Can the taxonomist badge be awarded more than once? I would think so, but there are only 874 badges awarded and over 1500 tags that have been used 50+ times. The definition states "Created a tag ...
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How many tags needed to earn the Generalist badge?

Neither at stackoverflow.com nor at serverfault.com nobody has ever earned the Generalist badge. How many different tags do I have to be active in to earn the Generalist badge?
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No Popular Question badges awarded for 27 May? [closed]

While playing with the data dump for a blog post (Stack Overflow: Badge Analysis Over Time), I see that no Popular Question badges were awarded for 27 May, which is odd. The missing badges show ...
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Should the beta badges stop being awarded to users?

Of the 3797 badges present in the data dump, only 2982 were issued with the creation date of 2008-09-23. Since the beta badges were issued, people have been earning them in trickles. Should the ...
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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,...