Now that we are discussing badges...

Seems like there might be a bug in the tag badge awarding system. If you look at my profile and see the number of votes for the tag, it seems like there must be a tag badge corresponding to that, but that does not seem to be present in the list of badges.

  • $\begingroup$ Can I downvote my own question? It shows a complete lack of reasearch! Apologies... $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 7 '11 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ I can do it for you if you want :-P $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 7 '11 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf: ..... :-) $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 7 '11 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ Why are people voting to close this? I was about to ask a similar question once, but I found this one and found the answer I was looking for here. It's not too localized. Just because a specific question is asked doesn't mean the general principles are not helpful? Is asking to find a specific integral too localized because only people wanting to know how to do that specific integral will ever use it? No, because others will use it who have similar problems. $\endgroup$ – GeoffDS Oct 4 '12 at 20:23

I think at least one of your 20 answers is CW, and I don't think CW answers count toward the minimum-of-20-answers requirement.

  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know there was a minimum answer requirement! What is the logic for that? "Minimum" contribution? $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 7 '11 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ It is an arbitrary threshold set, just like the 100 upvotes for a tag. I mean, why should there even be tag badges? $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 7 '11 at 19:55
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    $\begingroup$ @Willie: Because it is so cool. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 7 '11 at 19:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Willie: The point of badges is to encourage participation and in that sense, having to cross 20 answers before you get it makes sense, I suppose. $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 7 '11 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ @Aryabhata: I think the idea is something along the lines of preventing people from getting the tag badges by having one wildly popular answer. That is, it means you have to contribute a volume of answers that get upvoted rather than just an answer or two to some very popular questions. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 7 '11 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Isaac: Yeah, I guess that makes sense too :-) $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 7 '11 at 20:33

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