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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders

In order to increase the efficiency with which poor quality questions are closed, it could make sense to have weighted close votes for a small subset of qualified users. A very good way to measure ...
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What are tag badges? How do they work? [duplicate]

My question is specifically for badges in a particular tag. I've heard that the rules have been changed. How and when can one get bronze, silver and gold badges for a specific tag, say stackexchange? ...
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How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?

According to multiple mods, gold badge holders can now unilaterally close questions as duplicates. I hold seven gold badges for tags on SO, which means I can, on my own, close questions as duplicates ...
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Tag-badges exploit [closed]

Like everyone else I've been reading bobince's outbreak about parsing html with regex with great amusement. When I read in the comments that bobince had been awarded two gold badges (html and regex) ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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Display statistics/have subject badges for accepted answers

Update to clarify what I'm asking for (based on discussions on a few other questions there seems to be conflation of two distinct things). I'm not interested in badges for answers that I have accepted,...
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How can I see how many upvotes and downvotes I have per tag?

Is there any way for me to see how many upvotes and downvotes I have in a given tag? I am working toward having two tag badges and would like to know how far from my aim I am.
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Tag scores are not updated and the issue is getting worse

Tag scores update is supposed to happen at 03:00 UTC every day. Tag scores are updated by a scheduled job that is time consuming and often times out (see for example the answers for Tag info not ...
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Tag badges are being awarded incorrectly

On Stack Overflow, I have 428 java questions answered with a total score of 775 as of the writing of this post. However, I was just awarded the Java tag badge. It seems that this is happening to a ...
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The legend on user's tag badges page doesn't match the descriptions

The descriptions state that you need 100/400/1000 upvotes in a tag, while the legend says you need 100/400/1000 total score. The tooltip on the tag badge itself needs fixing as well.
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Strange tag-badge behavior for scala tag

Some users that have overcame the mark of 400 points quite a long time ago still haven't got their silver badges. Is it a bug, or I miss something. https://stackoverflow.com/tags/scala/topusers ...
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Indicate the color (bronze/silver/gold) in tag badge notifications

Right now there is no difference in the names of bronze, silver and gold tag badges - they're just named after the respective tags themselves. This not only makes the following notification rather ...
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Proposed changes to tag-based badges

We are considering adding a new bronze tag-based badge. Initially when we looked at the simple 100 upvotes on a tag to get the tag based bronze badge some ugly edge cases popped up: For example: ...
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More tag badges

I think it would help spur more niche activity if there were more niche tag badges. Tag badges could be created based on some criteria, like 1000 questions or 1000 answers or something that would ...
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Why are accepted answers not included in the tag badge calculation?

For the 400 votes tag badge, does it take into consideration answers marked as the accepted answer? The description indicates it does not. I would think an accepted answer would be worth more, or at ...
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Jon Skeet was awarded the casting badge. Twice

Is it supposed to be possible to get the new bronze tag badges multiple times? Or is that just because he's Jon Skeet? https://stackoverflow.com/badges/509/casting
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Why no tag Badges for Good questions

Why not make this but for questions too? I love that everything is well though behind SO but I can't see no reason as to why great questions can't be prized with "Badges by subject".
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Show answerer's related badges

I think it would be really nice to see if an answerer has tag-related badges on those tags that have been applied to the question. For example, if I asked a question with the tags [php], [symfony-2.0] ...
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Should adding redundant but related tags be encouraged or discouraged

...when earning tag badges could be an influence? (I'll try to keep this short) I saw this question that was initially tagged c#, xml and xml-serialization. It was looking for a simple way to ...
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Understanding Tag badges

I very recently earned the below badge. But I am sorry, I do not understand it. It says Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the java tag. But I have answered 140 ...
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Encourage new tag wikis by reducing requirements to create a tag wiki when there is none

It seems to me that there are a lot of tags with no wikis. I think that tag wikis are a nice feature and it'd be great to have more of them. I propose that when there is no tag wiki at all we allow ...
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Can we have a “Bug Hunter” badge on MSO?

I propose a new "bug hunter" silver (maybe gold?) badge to ppl who started a question explicitly signaling a BUG, the bug being confirmed and fixed. I think is right to promote SO-SF-SU-MSO ...
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Add square brackets around tag name

This post inspired by discussion on meta.ruSO and initially was only for localization purpose on ruSO. Now I think that this idea could be useful (or at least should be discussed) for entire Stack ...
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tag badges for accepted answers

While there are some very popular tags that generate many upvotes, there are also some tags that are technically challenging but hardly ever generate more than one or two upvotes per answer, hence ...
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Gold badges for tags

I'm curious how the count works for upvotes when determining badges for tags. According to the greasemonkey script that got passed around here on meta, I have surpassed 1000 votes in the [php] tag on ...
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Inconsistent text on user's tag badge page and on tag badge tooltip

See these three pages: Bronze C# tag page Silver C# tag badge Gold C# tag badge All three of them say: Earned at least X total score for at least 20 answers in the c# tag. This same text also ...
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Anomalous non-award of a class badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions A few months ago I noticed reaching the 100 vote/20 non-CW answer threshold for a tag and since then have exceeded these thresholds, ...
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Do upvotes beyond the daily reputation cap count for badges?

I reached the daily rep cap, but keep getting upvotes. Do they count for getting my eagerly desired tag-specific badges? (With the 100+ for joining meta, that's 360 in a day, wow.)
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Do the tag scores now update more often?

I've posted an answer on Meta Stack Overflow four hours ago. Appears it was my twentieth answer with the discussion tag, so I got the discussion tag badge. I was surprised because the tag badges are ...
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When are topic badges awarded?

Hopefully I can ask this question before it becomes "no longer relevant"... I was looking forward to passing 400 upvotes in the 'git' tag, which I seem to have recently, but haven't been awarded the ...
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How long until a bronze tag badge shows up? [duplicate]

If you check my SO profile you will notice that I finally scored over 100 points on the C tag, and that was a couple of hours ago. I understand that is the only requirement to earn a bronze C tag ...
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Seem to have lost 4 Silver badges and 10 Bronze badges

I updated my email on SO, and for some reason now, I've lost 4 silver badges and 10 bronze badges. Not sure what is going on here, does anyone have an idea?
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Tag badges counters

I was reading about tag badges, but I don't understand how their counters works. In this image taken from my profile which is the actual counters? I think 9 for ruby is the counter for earning the ...
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Why haven't I received a tag badge and the Citizen Patrol badge?

Did the margins for the silver & gold specialty badges change recently? I reached 400 votes for the sql-server tag on SO, but it's been ~2 days and still haven't been awarded the badge. I gather ...
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Where did my silver haskell badge go?

I have been awarded the silver haskell badge not too long ago. However when I checked my profile today to see which bronze tag badges I was awarded, the silver haskell badge was no longer there. ...
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Badge icons on the 'top tags' section of the user profile are moved into new lines

The picture is from this profile, though it appears for almost everyone with tag badges for things on that third row of tags: the badge itself is moved onto the next line when the tag name is long. ...
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Inconsistent tag badge text

The requirements text seems to carry different meanings in different places for the tag badges. I shall use the gold tag badges as an example Gold badges page The text explaining the requirements for ...
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Calculation of Score when earning a specific tag badge [duplicate]

Take for example the Linq bronze badge, where the description is Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the linq tag How is total score calculated? is it based on the sum of ...
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Do you lose tag points for downvotes

I was wondering this and is a bit difficult to test since they only update once a day it seems. Do you actually lose the points that count toward the badge for specific tags? For exmaple, if one ...
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1 times badge list typo

If you click to the drill down of any of the tag-badges which have been awarded precisely once (there are quite a few in the gold category) you see: "This badge has been awarded 1 times". To pick one ...
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Confusion over total upvotes used in tag-based badges calculation

The legend for the tag-based badges page states that "you'll have to earn 1000 up votes in non-community wiki questions to achieve this [gold] badge." Which up votes figure is used in the calculation ...
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Will tag score be re-calculated automatically after deleting negative score answers?

I received some negative scores to answers. I didn't want to delete them, as I learned a lot on them and they might be of use for others. (I edited the answer of course, but negative votes remained). ...
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Tag Badge Grant Lag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the time lapse between achieving a tag badge and it being awarded? (I couldn't resist with the title.) What's the lag between getting the X number of votes required ...
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Give more weight to close-as-duplicate-votes from gold/silver tag badge carriers? [duplicate]

Especially for some of the less frequented tags, such as matlab, it can take a long time till a question is closed as duplicate. (For example, How to load a series of files into MATLAB matrix via loop ...
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Indicate near the user info when the answerer has a tag-specific badge for the topic being answered

It might be a useful addition if, when a user with a tag badge answers a question tagged with their tag badge, that that information be displayed visually near their badge. ie, when Jon Skeet ...
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Add a new page in Tag to show all users with tag badges

Would it be possible to add a new page to Tags to show all users who earned a tag badge? This could be a link next to top users (see the image below) and show users grouped by the tag badge type (gold,...
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Tag badge triggered by retagging - potential for abuse?

A Stack Overflow user has recently earned the tag badges ruby, gmaps4rails and google-maps over the past day. The same user has recently been retagging questions to add the tag ruby, gmaps4rails and ...
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Display tag badges on tag page

Can we display tag badges on the tag page? Currently to look at the amount of badge awards for a tag, you have to: Go to the badge page Scroll down to Tag Badges Click on Bronze Badges Click on "All"...
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What happens to a tag badge when a tag is merged with another one, or it is deleted?

What happens to the tag badges assigned to users, when the relative tag is deleted, or it is merged with another one? Do the users keep the badge even if the tag doesn't exist anymore? What happens ...