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Badges missing/misplaced

On every post I visit, the badges are missing from the user: Sometimes, they appear somewhere else on the page: They are also missing from user profiles: I installed iOS 10 the other day, but I ...
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New members reported as having one badge seem to have none

I have encountered this issue twice today; once could be a glitch, twice is ... ? The second case concerns the poster of https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/42423/what-type-of-bicycle-do-i-...
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Something strange has happened with my badges

Yesterday I decided to change the email for the newsletter for PPCG. However, not long after I had validated my email, the following had flooded my reputation inbox: Now, note that I have been on ...
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Request to change color of silver badge : Make it more bright and shiny

The current color of silver badge looks more like light grey and doesn't have the desired shine. I believe it should be more lightening/flashy silver color. We all know silver badge has more value ...
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Why did I get a Nice Answer badge when the score is only 8? [duplicate]

Is it possible that the downvoter accidentally upvoted at first, earning me the badge? (And then changed it to a downvote as intended?) I don't think badges are removed if the score drops down again? ...
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Why do “Badges” have their own tab in the navigation?

I'm talking about the tabs provided in the navigation (menu-bar): "Questions", "Tags", "Users", "Badges", "Unanswered" and "Ask Question". I think "Badges" is a topic in the help center and can be ...
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14 badge notifications without receiving the badge [duplicate]

This post just received a couple upvotes, bringing it to 10. I just got 14 badge notifications for this post. However, it doesn't even show up once in my list of badges.
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Badge Notification Repeats

Not sure if someone else has already raised this - I've got eleven notifications that I've received a Caucus badge on English Language Learners. Perhaps one notification for each community that I'm a ...
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Badges not styled according to the site where they're earned [duplicate]

I've earned some badges on both security.SE and phycics.SE. When visiting security.SE, I found badges belonging to phycics.SE became a shield, and vice versa. (Badges on physics.SE are circles, while ...
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How is it possible to be the 4979th user to get a bronze tag in Java, but rank 8260?

When I was awarded Bronze tag in Java my number was 4979. But the rank as shown here is 8260? How is it possible?
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Can you still earn the question view badges for a question with bounty?

If I ask a question and then add a bounty to it (after the 48 hour waiting period), and it amasses 1k, 2.5k, or 10k views, will I still earn the 'Popular Question,' 'Notable Question,' or 'Famous ...
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Is a merge supposed to be able to yield the Necromancy badge? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that when I posted this answer, the question was very different and fairly recent, which makes me suspect a merger. ​ However, I just got the Necromancer badge for that answer. Is the ...
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What's the reasoning for why tag edits don't count for “question edit badges”?

I recently edited in a tag for a question, answered it, got an upvote on the answer, but the counter for "Illuminator" didn't go up. Tags are part of the question are they not? Hence you are editing ...
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Some one-time only badges have been awarded multiple times

To answer a Meta Stack Overflow question, I compiled a list of badges which have been awarded multiple times to a single user with this query. To my surprise, it includes some well-known 'one-off' ...
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Aviation icon showing for non-aviation change in points [duplicate]

This may be a larger issue, as I faced the same thing on travel.se; and reported it to the SE meta. I'm not sure if this is a design issue or a caching problem, but today I received a notification ...
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How do migrated questions count for the Asking Days badges' positive question record requirement?

The Asking Days badge series (curious/inquisitive/socratic) are only awarded if the user has a 'positive question record', which the initial post describes as the requirement that (total questions - ...
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How come I got the tenacious badge

Well, I have been awarded the Tenacious badge an hour ago... But I don't think I actually deserve it (even though it's nice to get badges). As I understand, I need more than 5 accepted answers with ...
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Are deleted posts shown in badge-related lists?

There are several badges which are awarded for a specific post. For this type of badges you can also see the posts for which they have been awarded. I mean badges like enlightened, guru, populist, ...
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What is the meaning of a retired badge? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow the "Analytical" badge has its description as Visited every section of the FAQ (retired). What is the meaning of the term retired?
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Excavator has yet another problem

Seems that the dupe-badging has been fixed. An unnoticed problem is, since that moment the badges still say that the post is unavailable, even if the badge obtained seemingly legit. For example, see ...
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Extra number of gold badges appearing in profile [duplicate]

For a dupe clarification: My question is not a dupe of this. Instead, my question is like a follow-up of that question. That one mainly reports the re awarding of badges, and not the number, which has ...
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Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over

The excavator has been awarded to... many users just some time ago. What a... bug? Certainly it is, too many unavailable posts :D Seems to affect Marshal and Excavator. Also looks like it's ...
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The “Teacher” badge seems to be applied inappropriately on occasion [duplicate]

I noticed that someone had the "Teacher" badge, which states to be for answering a question with a score of 1 or more. I suppose that's really for "first (successful) answer". Because the answer ...
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How to set the badge to track on all sites

If I wanted to track a certain badge (for example, Enthusiast), how can I set that to all my profiles, on all my sites? This does not work with the network profile update button.
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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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“Post-it” badge for totally epic comments

Look, I know comments are ephemeral and all that, but still… could I have a badge for this, please?! As Yakk suggests: "Nice Post-It!" Badge needed: Comment with 5x more upvotes than votes ...
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Does the Disciplined badge not show up in achievements? [duplicate]

I had occasion to delete a score = 3 answer yesterday (legitimate reasons - I'd misinterpreted the question). I got the Disciplined badge, but the achievements list doesn't show it. It does show the ...
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No notification when someone with gold badge edits my question or answer

I recently asked in the SO.pt Meta about some edits made to my questions and answers where I wasn't notified in my inbox. To test the "theory", I asked someone with a gold badge in a tag that I used ...
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What is the Educated badge?

When selecting which badge to track, there is now one that I haven't seen before: If I select it and click "Go Get It", I get a 404 page. What is this badge for? Is it for the new Documentation part ...
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Strange behavior in unsung hero query

I recently notice that I'm close to get the Unsung Hero Badge so I run this query How Close Am I to Unsung Hero Badge (Including 10 days requirement)? with my userId 4848308 and I get as result | ...
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Why does the research assistant “go get it” link take you to your “interesting tags” settings, on sci-fi.stackexchange?

When I tried to get the 'research assistant' badge on sci-fi, it linked me to this 'interesting tags' page. But on meta it sends me to three tags pages. I've confirmed this isn't a moderator ...
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What are eligibility criteria for Tenacious badge? [duplicate]

I read about the Tenacious & Unsung Hero badges. I have 36 total answers, out of which 16 are accepted. Among these, 7 are with 0 votes. As per the definition, I am eligible for the Tenacious ...
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Only suggest one tier from a badge family at a time

Could we limit the badge suggestions to the first tier of badges? Somewhat like with tag badges. I ask as this is what my top suggested badges looks like: Both legendary and epic, and illuminator ...
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Text for Electorate gold badge is confusing & ambiguous [duplicate]

For observers, this particular badge creates confusion. Currently Electorate badge text shows like this: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. Does it mean: ...
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How can a user with less than 2000 rep accept or reject suggested edits? [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot of my "select your next badge" window. As you can see in the screenshot, my rep was 1905 but I have 1/100 for proofreader badge. I took that screenshot recently, but I have been ...
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Quorum badge does not show up in “Choose which badge to track” [duplicate]

I've just realised that the Quorum badge does not show up in "Choose which badge to track", in any of the three cases: You have made no progress at all; You have a Meta quetion with one vote (50% ...
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Remove precognitive & beta badges on meta [duplicate]

"Quorum" and "Convention" participation badges are listed on non-meta sites but not on the meta sites, sensibly (they are for participation on meta). "Precognitive" and "beta" should also be not ...
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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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See other users badges

Is it possible to see what kind of badges other users have been awarded? I'm not talking about the amount of badges they have, but what they have gotten them for.
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How to retrieve “badge type” in Data Explorer?

I'm trying to write a query (Badge Order Received) on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, within whose results I want to link to a user's awards of a given badge. On Stack Overflow, such a link may be ...
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How can I see the badges I have on the Android app?

I find the profiles on the Android app displayed very poorly; just a few top questions and some tags. Anyway, I tried to look up my badges because I recently got a silver one on Arqade but I can't ...
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Shouldn't I be getting an “Enlightened” badge for my answer?

I know this has been asked before but can someone explain to me what specific criteria I failed to meet for being awarded the Enlightened Badge? Enlightened silver; awarded multiple times ...
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Make tag badges count questions site-specifically

As asked here, here, and probably a few more places. Tag badges currently only are funded towards by votes on answers. However, on some sites, this is not appropriate. For example, on PPCG, a great ...
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Mismatch between /reputation and epic badge tracker

There is a mismatch between what /reputation shows and my badge tracker for 'epic': days represented 1269 rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes *only* on 42 days earned at least 200 reputation on ...
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Unable to see completed badges

I've just noticed that I'm unable to see the badges I've already earned: I'm aware that the "select your next badge" layout previously has had layout issues, but I think this issue is different. I ...
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Suspended accounts effect badges(plural) like Fanatic? [duplicate]

When I get suspended do I still get credited for visiting everyday? an what of the other badges?(in the title it don't limit this only to fanatic) Are there badges that are negatively effected?
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Badge card icons cut off

It seems a recent changed caused the "newest" and "next" badges' icons to be cut off on user's activity pages. The behavior below can be seen on UX.SE, GD.SE, Physics.SE, and all others that I checked ...
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Strange behaviour with badges [duplicate]

So, I was looking status of my badges and I've noticed that text is out of the borders. I thought it was because of zooming, but it's not, and it happens on all SO communities. Is there some problem ...
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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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After receiving my Enthusiast badge the counter restarted to 0

After receiving my Enthusiast badge the counter restarted to 0. Why do I have to wait another 100 consecutive days to receive my frantic badge?