That's weird. I was just awarded a badge for the tag "binomial coefficients" even though I only have 88 total score in that category. It is some sort of software error?

Update Well, now my score has jumped up to 100. I don't know what is going on.


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This answer of yours has the score of 12. But the question to which it was posted happened to be from an ongoing contest, and as a result, your answer was temporarily deleted. It was undeleted 14 hours ago.

After the undeletion, it took some time until the score-totaling and badge-issuing processes ran. To complicate this a bit further, your profile page is not generated anew every time it is viewed; the software will often serve a cached version of it. This makes it possible to receive a notification about a badge before having the change reflected on the profile page.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I thought that I was seeing things. $\endgroup$
    – user940
    Dec 6, 2015 at 3:27

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