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Why haven't I received the "Curious" badge?

No bug here. The Curious badge has two criteria to be awarded: Ask a good question on 5 separate days Maintain a positive question record You did fulfil the first, on 13 days, and that is what you ...
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Can't track Tag Badges without 20k rep?

Update: you can now track tag badges with any amount of rep. But the interface design is currently... somewhat eccentric. Tag badges aren't in the logical place, with other badges, under "Badges". ...
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Why aren't all the badges shown on the track menu?

Many of the Badges featured on the actual list do not get featured on this menu It is a problem of performance. Some of the badges are very computation/database intensive to award, let alone to ...
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Tag badge progress

You can see your progress by hovering over the tag score in your profile:
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How is the recommended next badge determined exactly?

It runs through the following logic tree, stopping at the first recommendation that matches: Recommend Excavator if Excavator is enabled, user doesn't have Excavator, and user has edit questions and ...
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Possibility to track nearly all badges

I don't see any obstacles in tracking most of badges. Our database servers disagree. The badges that are not trackable have mostly been selected as non-trackable because tracking them (for each and ...
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congratulations for wrong badge

You weren't tracking the modular-arithmetic tag badge there. You were tracking the card-games tag badge, and never clicked the "Track the next one" button to update it to track something else, so it's ...
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Can't track Tag Badges without 20k rep?

Your imagined dialog isn't too far from the truth. It went more like this: Developer Ok, what does Jon Skeet's privilege tracker look like? "A Winner Is You"? CM What about tag badges? Now ...
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The review badge progress indicator shows a badge I already have

This is fixed. This bug was introduced through a typo in a dark mode fix PR. The code looked like: @if (earned) { <p>EARNED</p } else { <p>UNEARNED</p> } The missed ...
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Why is the 'Next badge', Curious, the same as the Newest badge in this profile?

That's status-bydesign. This is how that widget looks for the owner (except that this is a different badge): Until they've made a choice for which badge to track next, they will be registered as ...
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Why haven't I received the "Curious" badge?

You have some negatively scored deleted questions. This one for instance and probably others. You've also one that you haven't deleted. You could try improving them and then undeleting them to see ...
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Track duplicate badge progress (second gold badge, etc)

This is due to the fact that the progress tracker only tracks badges you have never earned previously. For example, I have the "Custodian" badge, which can be awarded multiple times, but shows as ...
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What does "Select your next badge" popup look like when you have got all badges?

It will be empty. See the user profile of the user templatetypedef on Stack Overflow. (S)he is most likely the only such user on the network, since I checked all users with the Illuminator badge (this ...
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Let the Convention badge be tracked as "next badge"

Meta is in a separate database, which makes it a lot harder to run checks for things because it requires connecting to a second database. Running checks like this in real time simply isn't a good use ...
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Inaccurate badge progress for Refiner

The numbers are not updated in real time, they are cached. Wait a day and the number will go up eventually. Note that only one of your edits over on Chemistry counts towards the badge; edits that ...
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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I think part of your confusion is that you're seeing two similar phrases but not considering their antecedents. For the badge, you need to create the tag. The actual tag. If there's a tag already ...
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Tag badge progress

(Most) Stack sites now have a new profile setup, and we have two areas - Profile and Activity. Profile tab Your Profile tab shows progress towards tags in a more structured and designed way. This ...
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How are the series of next badges determined?

Sorting is by how close you are to getting the badges in the first instance. You're 69% of the way to Socratic but only 50% of the way to Archaeologist so at your current rate of progress you're ...
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Badge progress indicator missing number counts

This was my bad when fixing some localization issues. A fix will be pushed out shortly.
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How can I track tag badges in my profile?

Like that, more or less. You need to click on the gear to pick it. Works more or less identically on other sites as well.
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Badges are too cheap

This is by design. Bronze badges are intended to be cheap; they teach you about certain features and rules of the site. Bronze badges. Bronze badges are awarded for basic use of the site; they ...
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Clarify why review badge progress doesn't appear to add up

The verbiage is already provided if you hover over the badge progress bar or click on the question mark icon. We aren't going to be adding further customizations to this. If there are concrete ...
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Track a non-generic badge's progress (aka tag-badge)

You can track tag badges but you do it in the space where the privileges are tracked, not where the main badges are tracked. There is a nifty little settings panel accessed by clicking on the cog ...
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Don't track tag badges for synonymized tags

The correct solution to this is to get the moderators on your site to either: Conduct the merge so there are no longer questions tagged with the synonym. Once all the questions have been retagged by ...
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Badge progress reports

There's a feature on the new profile which puts a lot of the badge progress information in the same place. If you go to your profile, on the activity tab, in the BADGES box, there's a "Next badge" ...
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Clarify or visualize the parameters involved for receiving the Curious badge

One third of your questions have been deleted. On top of that, two of the deleted ones have negative votes. Assuming "c" were closed (and I bet some were) you have 21 - 2 - c - 7 = 12 - c. If c is 2 ...
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List all questions that I edited and answered

This query, based on the old one by Martijn Pieters shows all answers which count towards a person's Illuminator badge. (The old query included answers with 0 score as well; those don't count, but ...
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Can we enable tracking a badge statistic even if you already have the badge?

I think this is a great idea for the badges that can be earned multiple times, namely the Socratic badge. I know that I am close to earning a second Socratic badge on the Great Outdoors, but if I ...
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In next badge selection, why does Epic with 2/50 sort ahead of Illuminator with 24/500?

As per Oded's answer: (emphasis mine) status-bydesign - These are sorted by the combined completion %ages of both bars (I don't think there is a reasonable secondary sort to this), given that ...
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