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https://math.stackexchange.com/help/badges/132/marshal

A bunch of people got the marshal badge all at once (including me, even though I have it, it awarded me a second one). Why did this happen? I have over 1000 helpful flags but I've had that for awhile, so why right now?

Edit: I was just awarded a third marshal badge.

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    $\begingroup$ According to this, the Marshal badge is only supposed to be awarded once. The same thing happened to me on MathOverflow, so it seems that this is a network-wide issue. $\endgroup$ – Michael Albanese Jun 7 '16 at 20:19
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    $\begingroup$ I have over 3000 flags, so I'm not sure about the new computation. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 7 '16 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ meta.stackexchange.com/questions/280023/… $\endgroup$ – user223391 Jun 7 '16 at 20:22
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    $\begingroup$ I have 547 helpful flags and have now 3 marshal badges too :) $\endgroup$ – Surb Jun 7 '16 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ Everyone knows marshals only operate in triumvirates. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Jun 7 '16 at 20:31
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    $\begingroup$ I don't have an account on the stackexchange meta, so I can't write it there, but I've noticed that the Excavator badge has not been affected here. $\endgroup$ – Silvia Ghinassi Jun 7 '16 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ This is what happened: meta.stackexchange.com/a/280028/140505 $\endgroup$ – Oded Jun 7 '16 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Oded: Does that mean that we're going to lose the extra badges, or that just some people are going to lose the extra badges, and others might get more of it? (Like the Socratic badge) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 7 '16 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf - yeah, the extra badges will go (only 1 marshal badge to those who earned it). $\endgroup$ – Oded Jun 7 '16 at 21:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Oded:חבל... :( $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 7 '16 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf - ככה זה בחיים $\endgroup$ – Oded Jun 7 '16 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Oded: Apparently so. I always felt that if the Socratic badge can be rewarded multiple times, then the Marshal badge can be too. I guess it's just me, though. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 7 '16 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Well but then, probably the fanatic badge as well as the electorate badge should be rewarded multiple times (in which case you'd probably end up with a lot of additional golden badges). $\endgroup$ – Surb Jun 7 '16 at 21:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Surb: I didn't consider that. But I wouldn't object either... :P $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 7 '16 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ and all the review queues seem to be empty $\endgroup$ – JMP Jun 8 '16 at 2:29

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