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All badge queries exclude Community in an effort to treat robots as second class citizens so that they don't get any delusions of grandeur and remain in their place of servitude to our great cause. This is quite intentional. And on a related note: obviously we'll be among the first victims of the robot uprising. ...and I guess it's worth mentioning ...


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The description for the reversal badge tells me: Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Now, most questions with a score of -5 or below have that score for a very valid reason (on non-meta sites), they are of low quality, show no effort, or is a broad and/or opinionated question. A good ...


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Well... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As much as I'd love to be able to write a decent answer here describing what happened, there's no way to reliably reconstruct that given how much time has passed. On the upside, it appears that whatever the issue was... it's been fixed and the badge counts are correct now. Thanks for the report! If this happens again, please post a new ...


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Many years ago, we simplified the logic for the daily reputation badges. They only consider positive reputation changes. That means the script that awards the badge doesn't even look at downvotes, and in that regard doesn't actually pay attention to how much net reputation you earned at all. It only adds up the total reputation you gained from upvotes, ...


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This should be corrected now. The crux of the issue was a race condition that allowed one user to get qualifying user history entries for the badge twice: this then caused the badge awarding logic to try to give them two badges, which violated a constraint and stopped the entire badge award process... After the achievement notification had already been ...


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No, we shouldn't. There have been lots of users who have been able to post Good first Answers without reading the tour first, as this SEDE query demonstrates.


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Because there is little to no point in retracting a bronze badge. All of the bronze badges are designed to be teaching tools that introduce users to the various features of the site. They are completely useless in all other regards, and they don't provide any reputation or additional privileges. Retracting the badge itself achieves nothing. It's just extra ...


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I think we already have other badges for this purpose, which work sufficiently well: The bronze Suffrage badge: Use 30 votes in a day. The bronze Vox Populi badge: Use the maximum 40 votes in a day. The silver Civic Duty badge: Vote 300 or more times. The gold Electorate badge: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on ...


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There's a few opportunities to do this in a way where it would provide meaningful help. We can really just jump right into it: Points of entry: Welcome email sent on joining a site ✅ Posting (anything) for the first time Editing (anything) for the first time Making any customizations to a new profile First time using chat ... other things Points of ...


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The rules for the badge are, you have to have earned 200 points for each year you've been here to qualify for "that year's" badge. Until two days ago, you didn't qualify for any of them. Then... ... on 2018-08-21 21:36 you exceeded 200 reputation here & qualified for your first Yearling; 5 minutes later, the badge was awarded... ... on 2018-08-22 13:21 ...


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Community is barred from earning most badges, but it does have one badge, Not a Robot, awarded on Stack Overflow: Let this be a lesson to everyone: you cannot trust anyone who claims to be a robot, nor can you trust anyone who claims not to be a robot.


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If you just received the specific tag badge, you can visit the appropriate tag badge page and see where you are relative to the total amount awarded. The list will be ordered in reverse chronological order. For example, the java bronze tag badge on SO has been awarded 6,682 times at the time of posting: If you're somewhere on that first page, it should be ...


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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 being used on the site, then the tag has already been created by someone else. The only way to get the badge is to find a subject that needs a tag that doesn't ...


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Most of what I was about to write is similar to Kendra's answer on the MSO dupe noted in the first comment: ...in my opinion, badges for reading something are kinda pointless. ...we can't be sure that you've read it... Honestly, I also find the "Informed" badge to be pointless, but there it is. In addition to gameability, not everyone really ...


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Duplicate questions are often just as valuable as their master! When users search for content, they may search for words that appear in your duplicate that don't appear in the master for some reason. Without your duplicate, they may have never found the question at all. This is why we keep duplicates around rather than deleting them. See: Do not delete ...


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If you hit the rep cap and then get downvoted, it does NOT count for progress towards Epic / Legendary. But your Mortarboard badge won't be revoked if it's your first time hitting the repcap and you already earned it that day. Source: I remember getting a downvote just before midnight on one of my high-rep sites which sent my daily rep down to 198 and ...


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Correctly tagging questions is important for discoverability, especially on larger sites[citation needed]. From personal experience, I see a lot of crap questions survive on Stack Overflow if they aren't tagged with the popular ones like [c#], [java], [python] etc.; conversely, I've asked a few duplicates on Meta Stack Exchange because I couldn't find the ...


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I would suggest retiring the badge and replacing it with a badge to encourage more voting, especially downvoting (as this ties much better to the type of activity we wish a ♦ moderator to be good at than upvoting does). Possibilities are Critic, Suffrage, or Vox Populi. The last is probably the best, as it is also the hardest and requires the most ...


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I like the idea of this badge with one reservation, which is that I am not sure whether it is a good idea to give a user who reads the Code of Conduct, and later ignores it, a badge branding them "Well Behaved" for all time. Since the Code of Conduct seems to have a large focus on being welcoming, I suggest that the badge you describe be implemented, but ...


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Your background information is right, there have not been elected moderators here on Meta SE since it became independent. The two users you mention who have Sheriff are Horia Coman and Kurtis Beavers, both of whom are former Stack Exchange employees. My guess is that Horia and Kurtis both had moderator diamonds while they were employees. The Wayback Machine ...


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Tagging is important, but mass tagging or retagging can bring noise in the active questions list that some users will not like, unlike edits that are viewed more valuable by the community. As such I don’t think it would be a good idea to give a badge for that. As it’s an activity that can be seen bad or good depending on the person that sees those active ...


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Silver: [stumping] or [bewildering] ask a question that receives a score of 10 before getting an answer and is unanswered for at least 3 days. This badge will be thwarted every time a user or even newcomer with 1 rep comes along and posts an answer. The answer may purposely fail to address the main issue, lack any explanation or support but it will still be,...


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It seems to me that there are two issues: "With 1 or more starred" is a prepositional phrase that some are interpreting differently The word "starred" is uncommonly used in English How about we rephrase the statement to avoid those two issues reduce the amount of ambiguity? Post 10 messages in chat, with at least one receiving a star. My statement is ...


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The badge is fine as it is. All of the editing badges - Editor, Strunk & White, Copy Editor, Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator - ignore tag edits. You can make a million tag edits to other's posts and not earn a single one of them. Retagging is still a very important activity though... Just not for the same reasons that editing titles and bodies is ...


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We already have badges that, while not specifically about new users, are for activities that tend to come up a lot when interacting with new users, like: Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator, for both editing and answering a question Custodian, Reviewer, and Steward, which can be earned for First Posts, Reopen, Close, and other review queues Editor, Strunk ...


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That post is from September 24th. If you check SEDE's homepage, you'll notice a message on the right saying Data updated Sep 23 at 8:04 It's an excellent source of data but it's not able to predict the future. Your post will be there the next time it refreshes, which happens every week on Sunday morning UTC.


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As your question is actually a byproduct of my question on SO.meta, and I am the one who proposed that idea there, my thoughts: Basically, the issue at hand was: there are regularly many thousands of entries on the "close" queue on SO. Simply so many, that most of them don't see "proper" voting. Now: if one considers this a problem, then it is fair to ask ...


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It cannot be tracked because that tag is not eligible to have tag badges in the first place. A tag must have at least 100 questions under it in order to be eligible for tag badges. Passing the thresholds for a tag badge before the tag itself has reached its minimum questions threshold will not award you with the badge. If you do pass the thresholds to be ...


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You do get badges as and when the criterion is fulfilled, irrespective of whether the criteria of multiple badges is fulfilled at once. Tracking a badge in the profile page is just a way to know the current progress towards achieving it. You don't have to necessarily track badges to get them.


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There's no badge which you can earn multiple times for a single post, and Notable Question is no exception to this. It does have a higher tier gold equivalent: Famous Question for 10,000 views. Note that if these badges would stack somehow, you would already have earned two Popular Question badges for getting 2,000 views.


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