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Why have I received eight yearling badges for the same site today?

You didn't have a Security.Meta account until today; this SEDE query doesn't return any results (and it's based on a snapshot from last Sunday). It's far from obvious, but when you create an account ...
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Proposal for awarding credit towards First Questions/Answers badges based on First Posts activity

I think that I have found a way to ensure that credit towards the appropriate type of review badge is received for every single review done on First posts, while not double-counting any reviews either....
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Can we please avoid calling this staff / bot / mod identifying label a "badge"?

Official name is actually a Label. From the announcement post New Staff and Mod Labels on site metas and Meta Stack Exchange EDIT: tripleee found a previous post where it's also called an Indicator ...
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Remove 'Autobiographer' from Recent Badges

TL;DR: Yaakov took this on as a project and worked with Aaron Bertrand to do some magic that would make it possible to remove specific badges from appearing in this list network-wide and on a per-site ...
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Is 7 Socratic badges the current per-site record?

The current record is 11 by @uhoh on Space Exploration, followed by 10 by @Charo on Italian Language. I have a SEDE query for network-wide badge statistics which I modified slightly to answer both @...
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Why did this former staff member get all these badges at once?

If you look at the first Wayback Machine snapshot of Review queue workflows - Final release, you'll notice the link to Lisa's profile: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/452001/lisa-park. She now ...
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Proposal for awarding credit towards First Questions/Answers badges based on First Posts activity

I recommend you make it visually clear to see that progress the reviewers have established in the new queues. I say this because, on the smaller site that I moderate, we've now glaringly lost the FP ...
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Should the Disciplined and Peer Pressure badges be (partially) retired?

Well, I was going to ask my own question, with respect to an ongoing discussion on this in chat, but I think it works just as well as an answer. I guess the direction SE's taken has been to try to be '...
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Today's podcast mentions that a badge was awarded to a user today, but it wasn't awarded today

Educated guess: the podcast was recorded on May 25th. When Matt made that statement, it was true.
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What are "rare" badges?

It has been some time since this question as originally asked, but the logic has remained the same. It might be more accurate to think of this section as "my badges, ranked by rarity" ...
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Why have I received eight yearling badges for the same site today?

Your site meta account is created when you first visit that Meta. Since you have 1905 rep on Information Security and you've been active for 9 years you qualify for min(9, 1905 / 200) badges i.e 9. ...
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What are Badge IDs and where can I find them?

What are Badge IDs? When this post mentions Badge IDs, it refers to the part of the URL that is actually important to SE to redirect you to the right badge. For example, consider this URL: https://...
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Does the 'Research Assistant' badge now count tag excerpt edits?

No, it does not. What you are seeing is an oddity in how we store tag wikis and their excerpts. One cannot exist without the other. Whenever one is created, the other has to be created. Since you are ...
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Is there an API for user badges?

if there was a way to pull down 'badges' for users of various sites in the network If you have their user IDs, you can get a list of badges they have with the /users/{ids}/badges API method. For ...
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Constable Grace Note?

There was an issue where staff who had been manually modded before a certain date where mistakenly given the Constable badge on sites. This one was missed with the cleanup. extra constable badge on ...
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Please get rid of the peer pressure badge

I agree that the Peer Pressure badge has a sufficiently deleterious effect on the behaviour of some users to warrant it being removed from the system. My understanding is that we are striving to have ...
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Does the Help Center wording for Illuminator badge need adjusting?

The wording suggests that the order doesn't matter (I certainly thought so), but the order as it turns out, matters. The order does not matter, not for the badge counter and not for the SEDE query (...
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Should I get Revival for answering my own question?

Generally speaking, the badges you can't earn with a self-answer are the ones depending partially on actions you fully control. Examples: Depending on accepting the answer: Enlightened Guru ...
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I already took the census. Why does the 'Census' badge not show on my profile?

It is not possible to "link" your survey to your account - results are completely anonymous and never connected to a specific account. If for some reason you weren't offered the Census badge,...
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Should I get Revival for answering my own question?

I think self-answering is a behavior to be encouraged even, and especially, when a question has gone unanswered for a long time. If long unanswered questions are not revived by anyone providing an ...
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Badges are vertically misaligned in communities list on hover

This not necessarily a bug with the badges themselves - they are perfectly aligned on the font baseline (you will see they are if you measure them against the font-size of the element with the ...
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Query to get users with highest number of sites with at least one famous question

It turns out I wrote such a query four years ago. @rene and others taught me how to write cross-site database queries, which admittedly takes some advanced SQL skills, and this was one of my first ...
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Profile page links to random answer for my awarded "Great Answer" badge

This has now been fixed. There was a logic error in the sql that was used to retrieve the "last post used to earn a specific badge for a specific user" that often resulted in returning a ...
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Is there any real order for badges on different Stack Exchange sites?

The main problem here is that different sites have different badges when it comes to tag badges. On larger sites, they have been earned more, so new badges like Unsung Hero had to have higher numbers. ...
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White circles overlap badge icons when viewing user profiles on mobile

The mobile version of SE is not being developed by the developers anymore. So switch to the responsive version, click the "full site" button on the bottom of the page. There are plenty of ...
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Vox Populi badge basic-description not accurate enough

I can see where you're coming from, but it wouldn't be true; the minimum number of votes on questions is 0. Actually, the maximum votes per day is not even 40. (So you're right, the description is not ...
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Will background requests count as visits for Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges?

It depends on what is making the request, but in most cases, no. We do not actually increment view count by the simple act of loading the page. Instead, upon the page loading, your browser needs to be ...
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White circles overlap badge icons when viewing user profiles on mobile

I noticed this too. The solution is to go to the home page of the site, then tap on "full site" at the bottom. Since I have only seen this happen when viewing the new profile page with the ...
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Should we change the positive asking record criteria for the Curious badge set?

status-completed some time ago, but closing the loop here. We don't penalize (count) closed or deleted questions if the closure/deletion happens more than 60 days after question day. Here's basically ...
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Review queue totals showing incorrect values?

while in reality I have completed 5 reviews in this category. No, you've completed just one review in that category. The four (or 22 in the second example) were in a different category, namely First ...
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