I got the yearling badge today, yet on my profile it says I've been a member for a year and a half.

I initially thought the year and a half was my global profile or something but I've checked and my SO account has 1 year 9 months, so I don't think that's the case.

Why have I only just got the badge now?

1 Answer 1


There are two requirements for Yearling:

  • a year old account, and
  • 200 reputation.

You only now got 200 reputation. Hence why you only now got your badge.

  • 1
    Ahh, I feel silly now! Thanks for the quick response. (will accept when I can) Nov 13, 2012 at 19:11
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    @GeorgeDuckett And in other news, congratulations! Nov 13, 2012 at 19:19
  • Does this also mean, that if your account is 2 years old. And you get 200 reputation, you will get both the yearling badges?
    – Dimitri mx
    Jul 8, 2016 at 18:37
  • @Dimitrimx yep, that's right
    – badp
    Jul 8, 2016 at 19:16

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