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.


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. Aug 20, 2012 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? Aug 20, 2012 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 Aug 20, 2012 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. :) Aug 20, 2012 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 Aug 20, 2012 at 18:10
  • About 1 hour after getting that 10th upvote I got it, thanks! Aug 20, 2012 at 19:05
  • glad I could help Aug 20, 2012 at 19:06

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