This is my first post on Meta and my second interaction ever, but on the main site I have been somewhat active for a full year now. I love this site, so many insightful answers and intriguing questions :D

Anyway, I was somewhat looking forward for the Yearling badge, and after looking up "Yearling" I now know how it works: see What is the definition of an active member?

However, I did not get that badge, even though today is now my 366th day and 3900 or so rep points should be overkill for that badge... I don't really mind it that much though, it's just a badge after all. However I still wrote this post to see if it's a normal occurence with the Yearling script (maybe there's something else to it?) or if it's a rare bug.

(I don't know what tags to use so feel free to re-tag.)

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    $\begingroup$ According to your profile you started at MSE on 7 October 2022 at about 15:40 (UTC). So your Yearling badge should be arriving in a few hours. StackExchange is quite pedantic when it comes to dates and times and every second counts. $\endgroup$ Oct 7, 2023 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps Oh I see, thanks for the heads up! $\endgroup$
    – Bruno B
    Oct 7, 2023 at 10:54
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    $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps I just got my Yearling badges just now. I guess my post was useless... but thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Bruno B
    Oct 7, 2023 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ Enjoy your badge; there'll be another one along next year! Please change your question tag from bug to support. The question may help people in future so isn't a waste. $\endgroup$ Oct 7, 2023 at 17:11
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    $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps maybe convert your comment into an answer to be more clear to future visitors? $\endgroup$
    – bobeyt6
    Oct 8, 2023 at 14:55
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    $\begingroup$ I don't mind explained downvotes at all, but I don't quite know what else I could have done here: I thought there was a problem, I stated my problem, and I presented some personal research on my problem even if it's light. Though I do agree that it's not the most interesting question since it was solved by just waiting a few hours for the "not-actually-a-problem" problem to be fixed, that is totally fair. I also didn't mean to boast about my reputation points or anything, it was just to show that I've fulfilled the requirements for the badge, I apologise if it was taken the wrong way. $\endgroup$
    – Bruno B
    Oct 9, 2023 at 6:45
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    $\begingroup$ @BrunoB Many people downvote "oopsies" questions since they aren't 'real' bugs/problems, a practice I don't necessarily agree with, especially if the question isn't a duplicate (it's still useful in case someone else has a similar "oopsie" in the future.) $\endgroup$
    – bobeyt6
    Oct 9, 2023 at 23:24


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