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Which user is "the most" legendary across the whole network of sites?

It was too much work to not post it but @Glorfindel beat me by a few minutes. Here is the query: (do note this looks at both regular sites AND site meta's. The latter might feel strange because site ...
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Which user is "the most" legendary across the whole network of sites?

According to this SEDE query, no user on Stack Exchange has more than two legendary badges. That is surprisingly low, but obtaining the badge requires a lot of dedication. Those users are (at the ...
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What is the daily reputation cap and how can I hit it?

As time goes by, the above answer is no longer 100% correct. Specifically, Reputation earned from these activities (accepting/accepted/bounty) before reaching the cap does still count towards the ...
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Is there a site on which Legendary is not the rarest badge?

According to this SEDE query, the Illuminator badge is (much) rarer than Legendary on most sites; of course, there are exceptions, but there's just a handful of them. You can edit the query parameters ...
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Is there a site on which Legendary is not the rarest badge?

It is not the rarest badge on every site. Over on Arqade, it has been awarded once, whereas Tenacious and Unsung Hero have never been awarded. There are similar situations with those badges, or ...
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Why didn't I get the Mortarboard badge again after I achieved 227 in a single day?

The badge is awarded only once per user, not multiple times. All badges that aren't explicitly stated as being awarded multiple times are only awarded once. As rene said, you already earned the badge ...
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Reputation recalculation didn't retroactively award Mortarboard

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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Current rules for Epic/Legendary badge concerning rep loss after hitting the cap

The moment you've earned at least 200 reputation from anything (excluding the association bonus) then that day counts towards the badge - the reputation cap has absolutely nothing to do with the badge....
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Should I really have been awarded mortarboard on a Per-site meta?

Although reputation on meta is taken from the main site, the badge mechanics, including the badges based on reputation, still works, giving you badges based on reputation you weren't aware off. The ...
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Does acquiring only 200 reps in a day from only votes count toward Epic/Legendary?

Some time since this post was written back in 2010, the rules changed. As explained in this post, scoring 200 exactly is now enough (and can be even if you paid reputation to downvote).
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Mortarboard Progress Counter in Profile

The progress bar for the Mortarboard badge counts to 1 because that is consistent with how the progress bar counts for its relatives: Epic and Legendary. Those require you to hit 200 reputation on 50 ...
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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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Rep cap reached but not counted towards Legendary badge

As indicated by the FAQ, only unupvotes and unaccepts affect the day they occurred. Because downvotes are not considered in any way for those badges, undownvotes are also ignored for it. Calculating ...
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Question weight recount, does it retroactively affect daily limit counters?

Yes, it did. Before the update, I had only a single day of rep-capping on Super User (September 23rd this year), but now I have three: https://superuser.com/users/442468/glorfindel?tab=reputation
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Who is most "legendary" on the non-meta non-programming part of SE?

I've modified this SEDE query to show the sites where users obtained their badges. Rand al'Thor earned his badges on Science Fiction & Fantasy and Puzzling Stack Exchange. I think he qualifies. ...
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Which user is "the most" legendary across the whole network of sites?

More of an addendum, to occasionally keep track of new entries, and (for today) slightly adapted usernames, rerun(s) of renes query, with all "2 legendary badge" holders:
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Mortarboard Progress Counter in Profile

Yes, the progress bar only counts to one due to its other neighbors, Epic and Legendary. animuson is correct on why it is 0/1 rather than x amount of rep/200. But I believe that these two proposals ...
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Free mortarboard badge for no reason

Oh, I should have noticed I have also got about 5,000 excess reputation there I see, now question upvotes award 10 rep instead of 5 ...
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Does offering bounties set you back on epic/legendary badges?

According to the epic badge page here on MSE (where bounties are plentiful among high rep users), the last user to be awarded the badge (as of today, obviously) was Shadow Wizard on December 30, 2013. ...
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How to retrieve exact reputation on "legendary day"?

SEDE doesn't record historical reputation (or votes), just the state at the time the data is exported. You could get an approximation by digging through the data dumps (published a few times a year) ...
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What happens when someone earns more than 200 daily reputation but the total earned that day is less than that due to users being removed?

As animuson explains here: it's also important to realize that simply hitting the mark for the day is not permanent. You can still lose the day if votes for the day get retracted later on... The ...
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"Epic" badge tracking inconsistency

Originally only rep from upvotes, downvotes and suggested edits counted towards the Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary badges. So reaching 200 rep under this rule was really the maximum. However this was ...
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"Epic" badge tracking inconsistency

The rep tracker only counts rep that goes toward the rep cap. What? Bounties and accepts do not count towards the rep cap and thus does not count into the rep tracker. Unfortunately, the rep tracker ...
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Days missing on Epic/Legendy badge progress

The tracker is right. You only have 8 days: As seen by this graph (the line is 200). Where are the 2 days with exactly 200 rep? I only see one. The next closest is 195. You've miscounted :)
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How can Mortarboard et. al. be earned on child metas?

It is because if meta had rep, you would have earned 200 repz this day if per-site meta had rep (so even if there is no rep on per-site meta, it is counted anyway)
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Observation about downvotes and epic/legendary badge

Downvotes (either giving or receiving) no longer affect Epic/Legendary badge progress (this changed in 2013, well after the question was asked and the other answers were posted), so this isn't really ...
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Do I have 17/50 +200 rep days, or do I have 18?

The reputation change is calculated in the order the events happen. So you get 20 up votes for 200 reputation. The next upvote is "lost" as you've hit the cap. If you get a down-vote that takes you ...
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How to retrieve exact reputation on "legendary day"?

Here is a SEDE query which attempts to list reputation on 'Legendary Day' for all users who have the badge. It runs faster than I expected on this site, but we only have 15 Legendary users here: # ...
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