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Do chat stars manually unstarred by the room's owner still count towards the badge?

Can the room owners directly affect this badge? Or are the stars "permanent" even if they get cleared off the star list manually? For reference, the Outspoken badge is awarded for: Posted 10 ...
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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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New Altruist Moderator Query : Spreading the badges

I have started to use that nice tool, DataExplorer, yesterday. I would like to have comments and suggestions about this Badge oriented Query Its purpose is to list posts which are close to the ...
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Link tags in “tag editor” badge page to the wiki

The page for the tag editor badge links to the questions tagged page, rather than the tag wiki itself.
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Badges not hidden for suspended accounts on iOS app

For suspended users, like the one who answered my question, the number of badges they earned aren't shown in their user information box. Yet when I view this post in the Stack Exchange iOS app, ...
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Update publicity badge descriptions - they work for answers as well as for questions

The 'share a link' badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) work for answers as well as questions. This is reflected in the FAQ but not in the badge descriptions: Can this please be changed to ...
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Improve Copy Editor badge description

The description of the Copy Editor badge currently says: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). The term 'tag edit' is a bit ambiguous; what is meant here are edits to ...
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Hide obtained and/or irrelevant badges from badge progress review queue

There's a badge progress popup in the review queue, which (independently of the queue you're in) shows your progress towards the Civic Duty, Copy Editor and Electorate badges. Unlike the badge ...
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In the tag badge progress tracker the limited badges notice needs some white space

I was looking at my Tag Badge progress because I desperately need a gold badge when my eye was caught by the limited badge notice: showing top 100 of 170 available badges; please use the search box ...
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Incorrect badges displaying in profile

I've stumbled across a user whose profile mentions they've got two 'Famous Question' gold badges: Upon clicking the 'Famous Question' link, we see this: Even more curious, they appear to have bronze ...
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Completing Tour page before joining a site

If you read Tour page before joining a site you will see the following: The last paragraph says that I will claim badge “Informed”. It’s wrong. Joining the site after reading the page doesn’t ...
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Dupehammer: show the rarest expert badge

When a question is marked as duplicate by a user having dupehammer privileges it seems that their first-earned expert badge (applying to the question) is shown in the "marked as duplicate" banner. ...
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Achievements screen in iOS app doesn't show Area 51 icon

Today I received the Enthusiast badge on Area 51 (or rather, the discussion part of the site). This shows up in my Achievements list in the iOS app, but the icon is missing: This is how it looks ...
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Issue badges as open digital badges (Open Badges)

Stack Exchange badges are limited in the sense that they are only easy to view and display on the associated Stack Exchange sites. A user wishing to display their badges to the world generally must do ...
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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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Include badge names as query strings on the badge pages

As it stands, each badge is assigned a number that you can access it by at {sitename}/help/badges/{number}. However, there's no way to access the badge by its name: {sitename}/help/badges/guru ...
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“unlock badges” -> “earn badges” in tour

The paragraph title "Unlock badges for special achievements" in the tour page seems odd. You "earn badges". I suggest that the word "Unlock" be replaced with "Earn" in the site tour pages. I ...
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Still receiving badge notifications related to long time unused profiles

I think my question is similar to this one: Why do I keep receiving badge notifications from my old unused profile? but this time the bug occurred relatively to the Programmers website: (Silver badge ...
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Clicking on 'tag a badge to track' gear icon also opens a 'pop-up message' box

I just noticed the new functionality i.e. "Choose between tracking your next-privilege and a tag badge" added to 'REPUTATION' box. It's a great improvement to a user profile. Upon toying with this ...
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User profile Badge progress bar shows a completed bar, not the next one to get

Noticed the bug on SuperUser profile page, Newest badge is also Supporter and next badge is also Supporter.
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The term “good question” in some badges' description is unclear

The badges, curious, inquisitive and socratic are described as: Ask a good question on N separate days, and maintain a positive question record However the term good question is not explained. ...
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Show the colour of the badge awarded in the android app feed

When you get a badge they appear in the android app feed. Currently there's a little badge icon next to the title of the badge. At the moment it's always grey; I think it would be nice to add the ...
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Can the “Go get it” for the Editor badge be linked to a Question page?

On the profile page, when I choose Editor as the next badge I'm tracking, it gives me the option to "Go get it." Clicking on that leads me to this, which is a search page. I don't know how to search ...
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Is there a exact number to define “rarest” on the badges display?

We can get the definition of "rarest" in the question(What does “Rarest” mean on the badges display?). And I am still confused about its definition. Is there a exact number to define "rarest" on the ...
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Add badge award date to /badges/{ids}/recipients API result

The /badges/{ids}/recipients API function returns an array of badges, which does not include an award timestamp (example). Currently the only way to obtain timestamps that badges were awarded is to ...
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Rarest bronze badges are missing from this user's profile

I was visiting Robert Cartaino's profile when I saw that there was nothing in the Bronze badges section in his profile as seen here: I don't get it. It seems to be a bug since I have badges shown in ...
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Increasing frequency of Test in Review when about to get badge?

I was reviewing the Close Votes queue on StackOverflow today morning. And I got 4-5 audit reviews for testing if I am paying attention. This hasn't been so frequent in past. I thought that might be ...
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How comes is the “yearling” badge displayed in Portuguese (“Aniversariante”)?

I was going through one of my SE profiles to access some contents I posted and saw: How comes? It seems to only affects my profile on https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/
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What do badges icons represent on SO and should we change them

What do badges icons represent on Stack Overflow and on Super User? Correct me if I'm wrong but these two site are the most visited ones and we still have the basic default pixelished badge icons. I ...
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List of badges - add hyperlink to score explanation page

Every now and then, people misunderstand the term score when it comes to badges (e.g. just recently Badges not awarded even after eligibility). This happens to new users who either don't bother to ...
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Should the Booster threshold be reduced?

This has been asked in the past (e.g. Booster badge should be golden or easier to achieve ) but since that point a few patterns have developed which make the argument stronger. The Nice/Good/Great ...
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No menu to navigate to Badges for Tags from Badges page

I found no way to navigate to Help Center > Badges > Tags from Help Center > Badges except Google. Please add the hyperlink back!
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Rules Clarification in Tag Badges Tab

I'd like to suggest that the page https://stackoverflow.com/badges?tab=tags (and similar) make a clear point that tag badges can be lost if your reputation in the specific tag decreases below the ...
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Reputation and number of edits when a tag expires

Let say: there is a tag, which is not very popular and there are only few questions using it. If I edit its tag-wiki, I'm gonna gain 2 reputation and the number of edits (for the "Research Assistant"-...
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Is the Unsung Hero badge a bad thing?

Everyone seems excited to get the Unsung Hero badge. Is this really a good thing? It seems in this case it is encouraging users to do abnormal thigns they wouldn't do otherwise, and try to get zero-...
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Click badges > link to badges, click reputation > link to reputation

Right now user ava-cards only link to their profile page if you click their name. I suggest clicking the badges links to user/Badges, and clicking their reputation links to user/reputation. I'm ...
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Badges earned today. vs. UTC time

On Stack Overflow clicking on the dropdown by my name, it says I've earned a nice question badge today. it also says the UTC time is 16:15. Clicking on the badge it says 19 hours ago, next to the ...
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Remove badges for deleted or migrated posts

I believe this proposal will annoy many people so I expect a lot of down votes but let me explain it first. Badges are some sort of "achievement" on Stack Exchange site. Some badges are related to a ...
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Suggestion to give more information and badges based on answers

Just a suggestion to give more information based on accepted answers. Total posts marked as the accepted answered Percentage of [total posts that are accepted answer] / [total non-question posts] * ...
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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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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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What is this “custom badge here…” thing in the badge tracker all about?

While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui: I'm looking specifically at this part: I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a ...
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Could the tag names be fully written out in the list of awarded tag badges?

On English Language and Usage, 20 people have been awarded the "[single-word-r...]" gold tag badge. Except that's not it's real name; it's actually for [single-word-requests]: 13 characters isn't a ...
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Add progress bars to the badges on the Badges page

It would be good if we add a progress bar to some of our badges on the Badges page to indicate the user how they have gotten far to it before the users gets that badge immediately. I've drawn what I ...
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“awarded” are not aligned on the badges page for localized sites

After fixing this issue different translations of “awarded” word are not aligned vertically in Stack Overflow in Russian / Russian language Stack Exchange: Site with English interface like MSE ...
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Unable to view badge achievement within the app

I was just awarded a badge, proceeded to click it on the achievements section, and selected the option to open within the app: But it did not display the outcome within the app, and ...
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Were there any occurrences when a badge's class was changed?

I'm just curious whether there was a precedent of changing a badge's class. I am aware of the retirement of the Documentation badges on SO; but, strictly speaking, that wasn't a direct class change.
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Research Assistant - user list shows “No longer available” on mobile site

The list of users with the Research Assistant badge looks 'wrong' in the mobile view. Related question: "No longer available" on the list of users with "Research Assistant" badge ...
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Link for an earned badge in the iOS app

Recently I've earned a badge for an answer. If I tap on notification in web: It refers me to the answer (try this in web and in the app): But if I do the same in the app, question will be ...
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No badges are visible after switching from mobile web to full site

Second page of the my profile page with opened Badges page looks in mobile web like showed in picture: If you make switch to full site (via link in the bottom of the page), then resulting page ...