This morning I was awarded the bronze badge for the tag. According to the description page, this badge is awarded for “at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the real-analysis tag”.

I reached those thresholds several weeks ago but didn't receive the badge. At the time, I didn't mention it because I didn't care.

But I believe that the threshold is actually 25 answers, not 20, and that my posting of my 25th answer with that tag, yesterday, is what triggered the award of the badge.

If this is correct, the description on the description page is inconsistent with the award, and at least one is incorrect, and should be fixed.

It's plausible that the description is correct and that nobody noticed the implementation error until now because it's much more easier to reach the 25-answer threshold before the 100-point threshold.

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    $\begingroup$ A possible explanation is that some of your answers are CW (aka Wiki). That has always been the explanation, when I've been late in getting a tag badge. Your profile page gives you this information. For example, when I hover the mouse cursor on top of the number 131 next to real-analysis on my profile page, it says "gave 18 non-wiki answers with a total score of 131". Even though a few characters to the right it reads "x19". $\endgroup$ Oct 3, 2013 at 15:47
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    $\begingroup$ It seems to be as @Jyrki mentions. While the page you quote from does not specify "non CW", the Tag Badges section of this page does. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Oct 3, 2013 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ Mine does indeed say "Gave 20 non-wiki answers". That is surely the explanation. Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – MJD
    Oct 3, 2013 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ Related: Tag scores, tag badges, and CW answers $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Oct 3, 2013 at 16:08

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Jykri Lahtonen points out that community wiki posts do not count towards the threshold of 20 answers; Arthur Fischer points out that this is documented in the "Tag Badges" section of the Help Center > Badges page.

Hovering over the total score for questions (currently 135) on my profile page raises a hoverbox that says:

Asked 2 non-wiki questions with a total score of 25. Gave 20 non-wiki answers with a total score of 135.

So the answer is: the threshold is indeed 20 answers, as documented, but CW answers don't count.

Thank you, Jykri Lahtonen and Arthur Fischer.


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