Thanks for the bug report!
The placement of badges has perennially been an issue for us. It's actually one of the bugs we've talked about that gets reintroduced often when we make changes to the sites. It's one of the reasons we've switched to the unified themes and why we weren't going to retain custom badges initially.
The root cause is that the badges ...
Interesting. It does seem CSS related. In Chrome I inspected it and changed the padding just by a few pixels and it looks better.
Perhaps this class was changed to 0px by mistake?
Since you said that the Meta site does not exhibit this problem, I decided to compare the two sites and found that the .badge1 CSS ...