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The description of the Yearling badge is: Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. This badge can be awarded multiple times. That means you only get the badge for years in which you earned 200 reputation on the site. So if you'd asked one or more questions and received upvotes on them some previous year, you might have fallen short of ...


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If the recalculation causes you to reach 200 reputation on new days, then yes, your progress towards the badges will increase. There is no "tick" that gets added to a day when you hit it before. Each time the process for that badge runs, it just looks for how many days you achieved 200 reputation and sets that as the count for your badge progress.


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The only two badges we have tools for manual awarding are Not a Robot and Census. We cannot and would not award any other badge manually. If there was a bug that prevented an award from going out, simply fixing the bug is the only solution. Badges are not awarded on the basis of "when it happens" like in video games - rather we run a query on a schedule ...


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The positive behaviour is not awarding correct-but-mediocre answers, but rather posting correct answers in niche tags which don't get a lot of visitors. Some technologies on Stack Overflow are hardly used, and questions might be seen only by a handful of people. New users with 1 reputation cannot upvote correct answers to their questions, but they can ...


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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 always just been displaying that congratulations message. You need to click the button to track another badge if you wish to see something else there. The ...


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Nope, that's not the case. Since you refer to Puzzling, I made this query to view the distribution of scores on that specific site. There's no evident spike at a score of 9. This would indicate that a score of 9 does not have a special effect on voting.


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Why can't we have tag scores unified? Because tags don't necessary mean the same thing on different sites. Being an expert in, say, salt (the culinary sort) doesn't mean you're an expert in salt (the cryptographic sort). Even if two sites do have the same topic, it might be that the tag is written differently, e.g. big-data vs. bigdata. There's no way to ...


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If you visit the profile page of the user in question, you'll see this banner: This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on Dec 27 at 15:14. When an account is temporarily suspended, their reputation is reset to 1 until their suspension is over. Note, though, that suspension reasons are private and you won't get any ...


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I think that this is indeed due to today's rep recalculation. You may have had 200 reputation even before the change but since the reputation was changed retroactively you might now have reached the threshold sooner, making you eligible for additional badges.


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The question and answer were originally posted by Juan M, and during the first few minutes they were live they both had a positive score (+5 or so, if I recall correctly). If you expand the Nov 14 entry on his reputation page, you can see the first few votes were mostly positive: The Q&A then qualified for the badge, so it was rightly awarded; status-...


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Badges are supposed to encourage people to learn about site functions (mainly bronze badges) provide some reward for doing useful actions e.g. reviews Trying to get as many badges as possible as soon as possible really doesn't fit into either of those categories. You'd encourage gaining badges without thinking about what they are for or what you've done to ...


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I own 2 silver badges at Stack Overflow, I got them months ago I think. Exactly that. You need to earn the badge during Winter Bash for it to count towards the hat. Otherwise it would be a little too easy. You got your badges on August 14th and May 26th, so they don't count.


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I guess it's the same reason as the rest of the user interface (links, buttons) is in English. There are still a lot of users coming to your site who (like me) don't speak Spanish very well. (I'd have to look up what Cervantes means; it reminds me of the Latin word for 'deer', 'cervus'). Those users will have trouble signing up, searching and asking ...


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I have a better idea. It's a popular question because many other people have the same or a similar problem and find the question via search engines. Why don't you edit the question in a better shape, so that future visitors can be helped more quickly? That's the purpose of Stack Exchange sites, to build a library of good Q&A about [insert topic here].


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No, there's no such a badge. Editing answers will count towards the Strunk and White/Copy Editor badges, though. But there was a hat in 2018's Winter Bash that had a similar trigger: Clean-Up Duty1 Edit 5 questions that later get upvoted. Trigger confirmed by Catija here.


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No there is no such badge, and indeed such a badge would add little value. Furthermore it would encourage a type of behaviour that is discouraged: collusion amongst users. In other words, it would be harmful to the working of the sites.


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Double misconception methinks. At least partially. Any public policy that "measures" what humans do influences how the measured humans act in the future. Meaning: those two badges can motivate people do learn something, and do something positive. Or a person just wants to collect some badge, and well, does whatever it takes to get there. From that point of ...


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When I joined SE the first site I answered on was CrossValidated. After a while I went back over all the unanswered questions in one of the tags (meta-analysis) in which I have some expertise to try to answer them if possible. I do not think they were low quality answers although almost certainly not as good as I would do now. Some were up-voted. The ...


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This will be fixed shortly, we missed an await call in our .NET Core port.


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We were notified of a bug in the badges and during our investigation, we decided that it made more sense to have these badges be tied to Post instead of Question. All of the badge descriptions have been updated to: Share a link to a post More details on the change are available in my answer here.


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Looks like it has just been fixed: Also visible in profile, e.g. from https://superuser.com/users/116475/franck-dernoncourt?tab=badges&sort=recent:


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Begin this year, I wrote a SEDE query for a similar purpose to your 'Y'. It includes child metas too, on which you can't earn the Informed badge, so it's not ideal for this purpose. I thought I had a version specifically for this badge, including a direct link to the Tour on the specific site, but I failed to find it (SEDE doesn't offer much functionality ...


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I plead guilty ... Since Peer Pressure and Disciplined badges are awarded pretty soon after deletion, you can (if the posts are later undeleted) check the timestamps of the badge with the post history timestamps. Here is a SEDE query where I only count the instances where the owner of the post deleted and undeleted it. They might have done so because they ...


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We haven't removed that button from main sites. You don't have the Edit privilege on Stack Overflow, so you can't access the Low Quality review queue and therefore don't see the button, but users who meet the rep threshold for that (usually 2000 rep; 1000 on sites still in public beta) do:


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All hats on Winter Bash are for what you did in the specific time range of Winter Bash, if it was for what you completed in your whole time in SE, a person who got hats one year will always get those same hat triggers on other years, that's the point of Winter Bash, to see how many hats you can get in the specific time range, otherwise it wouldn't be fun. ...


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You didn't misunderstand anything. Answers on the linked question about Peer Pressure include a rationale that a user did improve things if they deleted their very low quality answer. I'd tend to agree with you that this is not a situation to be encouraged (& rewarding it is borderline at best), but hey that's just like our opinions man. Unsung Hero ...


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While SE staff won't directly award badges to users, sometimes they will intervene to make a badge be auto awarded, e.g. see this case. In that case there was a bug/oversight causing a badge to not be awarded, so the developer manually changed the condition of the specific user so the badge could be awarded.


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Presumably, this is because of the increase in value for upvotes on questions all being tallied on one day. https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-rewarding-the-question-askers/?cb=1 Either the badge calls for 200 rep DURING THE YEAR, and not a total, or it requires some activity during the year to generate the badge. The uptick in points activates ...


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It's not possible with the current setup (but I guess you could make a feature-request for it). Let me offer you an alternative: use a tag warning. This message is a little bit 'in your face' but I think it's exactly what is needed here. I suggest you post a question on Music Fans' own meta site to collaborate with the community on the exact wording. The &...


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What's in it for you? Continued access to a curated collection of quality Q&A Leaving aside the decaying allure of reputation and badge rewards over time, the site's chief "compensation" is simply the utility it provides to your home and professional life. That utility is largely contingent upon the quality of our Q&A. In order to maintain that ...


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