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On this question someone recently gave me an up vote (yay!) which puts me currently at 10 upvotes. This awarded me the "Nice answer" badge.

Nice Answer:

Answer score of 10 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

Enlightened:

First to answer and accepted with at least 10 upvotes. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

Now on this question I was the first (only) to answer, and it is the accepted answer, and it has at least 10 votes. What hidden requirement am I missing for the Enlightened badge?

  • How long ago were the requirements fulfilled? Badges are only awarded periodically. – murgatroid99 Aug 20 '12 at 18:01
  • @murgatroid99 only 22 minutes, that's what I thought at first too, yet I received the Nice Answer badge, so I don't think that is it. Unless the Bronze/Silver/Gold badges are awarded on different time intervals? – hammythepig Aug 20 '12 at 18:02
  • I'm pretty sure the interval depends on how common they expect the badge to be. So Enlightened is probably just awarded less often – murgatroid99 Aug 20 '12 at 18:03
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Not all badges are awarded immediately.

For some badges, there is a cron job that checks every so often to see if that badge should be awarded. The cron jobs for less common badges run less frequently.

For more information see https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/112873/134175

  • Oh that does make sense to update dependant on rarity. And thanks for the link too! I'll just twiddle my fingers for now. :) – hammythepig Aug 20 '12 at 18:09
  • The advice I've seen other people give is to only start worrying if it's been a day and you still don't have the badge – murgatroid99 Aug 20 '12 at 18:10
  • About 1 hour after getting that 10th upvote I got it, thanks! – hammythepig Aug 20 '12 at 19:05
  • glad I could help – murgatroid99 Aug 20 '12 at 19:06

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