Questions tagged [badges]

Besides gaining reputation with your questions and answers, you receive badges for being especially helpful. Badges appear on your profile page, flair, and your posts. If you have a question about one of the badges, use this tag!

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Is it bad practice to upvote to help out?

The title doesn't really do my question justice, as I can't seem to find the right words to use. I occasionally find myself reading through older questions or viewing peoples questions/answers that ...
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Possible to earn “Vox Populi” badge?

In my mouse over profile summary it says I have 39 votes casted today. When I try to cast another vote (regardless if question or answer) my vote is rejected and a yellow box says my daily vote limit ...
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Grace Note wasn't awarded the Constable badge

The SE team quietly introduced the Constable badge reserved for pro-tem modraters. On this site, that means Oak, Juan and Grace. Flashback! I am pleased to announce that these members have stepped up ...
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How to know who created a tag?

Taxonomist badge description states: Create a tag used by 50 questions and I was wondering if there's a way to know which tags were created by me. So I searched on Stack Exchange Data Explorer ...
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Is this a typo?

I was having a squiz at the badges recently, (to see if there were a couple of easy ones I could nab) when I came across the "Constable" badge. Firstly, is that a typo? I looked it up and I found ...
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Why don't I have a positive question record?

I am working towards the 'curious' badge (on the Arqade site), and one of the requirements is to maintain a positive question record. As visible on my profile, I have asked 10 questions, of which all ...
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What defines a “Well recieved question”?

I was looking at the badges and I saw the "Curious", "Inquisitive" and "Socratic" badges; Asked a well-received question on (x) separate days, and maintained a positive question record What ...
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The Curious badge and timezones

Living around the GMT+8 timezone, I have been certain with asking questions on separate days in this site for a while, and seeing how all my questions progress, it seems like a possibility to get the ...
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Why haven't I earned the Curious badge?

For some reason I don't understand, the site will not give me the Curious badge. The criteria for it states, "Ask a well received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". ...
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What does the “25% vote on questions” mean on the “Electorate” badge?

If you read my profile, and see my activity, I am trying to earn the "Electorate" badge. I have 329 votes cast and only 324 are recorded, but this isn't a bug! I just want to know what the &...
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How do I earn the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

The description is weird and hard to understand. The description for Tenacious is Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total Unsung Hero is similar, just a little harder. What ...
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Did something change in the announcer badge?

I earned the announcer badge three times at once last night. Previous time I got it was over 1.5 year ago, and I earned those new badges on quite old questions, and I did not share a link recently (I ...
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Badge count is cut off on tag pages

For users who have a lot of rep and a lot of badges (like me! but also Sterno), the number of badges is cut off. Example: Screen shot taken from rogue-legacy, here. This is in Chrome 27 in Windows ...
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What's considered “low views” for the tumbleweed badge?

To earn the tumbleweed badge, you must have "asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week" What's considered 'low views'? It seems kinda like an arbitrary term to ...
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Got an achievement that was meant for another user

I think there's a bug in the StackExchange achievement system. I received an announcer badge for a question that I've never seen before. What makes it even more look like a bug is the fact that my ...
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Recent badge notification spam

So starting from when I flagged a post until now every time I visit any SO site after a few minutes I get a few notifications (never more) stating that I have earned the Citizen Patrol badge, yet I ...
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I just received an Announcer badge for a question I have no recollection of ever seeing before

I just received an Announcer badge for this question. As far as I can remember, I've never seen this question before. I certainly haven't shared it (I know nothing about this game, and it looks okay ...
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The yearling badge

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 ...
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Why are there badges we can't even earn on Arqade Meta?

There are certain badges that simply cannot be earned on Meta (bounties, earning rep, etc). If we can't get some badges, why are they present on the Badges page for Meta sites? If we can't get rid of ...
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Progress on specific badges

I'd like to view the progress of several badges, specifically the 'Sportsmanship' badge. Is there a way I can see how far I've gotten, and/or how much I have left to obtain a specific badge?
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Interesting things happening to my badges

So a little while ago, I noticed my recent achievements button was green denoting I had gotten a new badge. I clicked on it and it displayed no new badges, but when I went to my profile it showed that ...
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Moving completed badges down on selecting new 'Next badge'

I tried to select my new "Next-badge", but all my completed ones are on top of the badges I can choose. Wouldn't it be more logical to move the completed ones under (I will never ever choose those as "...
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Can we call badges “achievements”?

Given the theme of this StackExchange site, would it be possible to change the "badge" labels on the site to read "achievement"? Badges were inspired by the Xbox 360, after all. :-)
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Why can't I track some meta badges progress?

On my profile page I cannot track progress to community-event and screenshot-of-the-week tag badges, while I have some answers and positive score for them. I can only track these: Why?
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I got more flags/day. Is that because of the Marshal badge?

I just flagged my first answer after I got the Marshal badge, and I noticed that I have 62 flags remaining. This number is higher then I got previously, iirc. Is this because I got the Marshal badge ...
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Are we going to get the beta badge for participating in the private beta of Gaming?

Do we get the beta badge or is that for Stack Overflow alone?
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Bugs in the Badge Pages

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/help/badges/263/informed?userid=28182 I'm seeing this bug on a few of the badge pages, in both Firefox and Internet Explorer. You can see the bug by either clicking ...
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More space needed between badges and numbers [duplicate]

In both the question list and on the question itself, there is not enough room between certain numbers and the badge icon they go with (images zoomed in for effect): Here is my question for an ...
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Can't track a tag badge in my profile

When I go to the tag badge tracker in my profile, it says that I already have the skyrim gold tag badge, and I am unable to select it to be tracked. However, when I go to the badges section of my ...
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Special badges for winning competitions?

At timely intervals gaming.stackexchange launch competitions. Usually around the time of a highly expected video game release. My thought was that the winners of those competitions should get a badge ...
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Why the amount of points for those badges is so odd?

As you can see in the images below, the amount for the "Reviewer" badge for Suggested Edits is quite low in comparison with the Reopen Votes. Even with the amount in all-time being so far from each ...
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How does the Populist badge work?

Taken from this question: Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x So the answer accepted was a score of -11. My answer was +11. ...
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Where is my Enlightened badge?

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 ...
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Why do I have a tumbleweed badge?

I just checked my profile here and I have a tumbleweed badge. The description for the badge goes: Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. However, I ...
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Where's my Populist badge?

On the question Is Skyrim Kid Friendly?, someone recently earned this badge: Populist: Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x. This badge can be awarded ...
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Can you only earn the “Mortarboard” badge once?

I looked through the list of users who have been awarded this medal but I didn't see a name twice. Can you only earn this badge once?
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It's in my inventory, but not in my area (Curious, a long-awaited badge)

Okay, my title is awkwardly long, but let's not speak of that. Ever since I reached a good amount of support in Arqade, there has been a badge I've been wanting to get, but due to certain ...
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Badges in notification system cannot be read

I finally got the Taxonomist badge (yay!) and noticed that you can't read the tag text in the notification bar which appears at the top of the screen.
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Excavator Medal not awarded

I'm a completionist (sorry) and I did something that I think, by definition, should have awarded me the Excavator badge (Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months) here. Do abandoned buildings ...
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Why am I not earning the “Revival” badge?

The badge "Revival" is a bronze badge that can be obtained after 30 days of your answer being accepted with a score 2+, and for this answer, I haven't earned the Revival badge. May I get the ...
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Is the “Publicist” badge broken?

I have been seeing this dialog (see image) frequently, and when I go and share the question on facebook or twitter, it does not do anything. Not that I am crazy about the badge, but I wonder if it is ...
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Minor adjustment to badge description

Shouldn't the description of the gold badge 'Electorate' Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions be Vote on 600 questions and answers* and 25% or more of total ...
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Finished the Curious badge, but haven't received it?

The badge Curious involves getting a 5-day positive question streak. I have done that. Here's a screenshot. You can see I've completed the badge. Its meter is filled. What happened?
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What to do to get the “Curious” badge with a negative score question?

Source post: Villagers still not breeding I got a small problem for getting the "Curious" badge because this question has a -1 score and the "Need a positive question record" requirement isn't met....
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Lost badges in Arqade

Has there been a recent change or something on the site that would have caused me to lose my badges on Arqade?? I've lost all the badges that I specifically gained on this site - about 5, including ...
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Why is this tag without me as the author?

I was reading this question about knowing who created a tag and, after looking at the tags they had linked (like this one), I went to visit the tag I had created recently: space-hulk-deathwing. ...
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Potential Bug: Accidental Downvote gives “Critic” badge

I accidentally downvoted an answer but quickly undid the action and upvoted it - which I intended to do first anyway. Whilst the reputation has balanced out properly and everything is back to normal, ...
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badges on meta.*

meta.gaming shows 5 badges next to my name, which is correct, but gaming only shows 4. What's up?
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My Electorate badge doesn't appear!

I have voted on over 600 questions, with 25% or more of them being on questions(or whatever that means). I have waited for approximately an hour, and I still haven't received the badge. What's wrong?
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Are there stats comparison but for badges?

I love seeing my rankings compared to other members of the site here http://stackexchange.com/leagues/7/month/gaming/2017-03-01/ But I wonder, do the same ranking exist, but for badges? Like how do I ...