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Questions tagged [badges]

Badges are awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.

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Difficulty of getting review badges

I like to feel like I'm a fairly helpful member of MSE, even if I don't have a lot of time to spend on it. But I'm befuddled by the difficulty of obtaining the "Custodian" badge! Complete at least ...
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Pundit awarded by mistake?

I just obtained the Pundit badge, so out of curiosity I wanted to have a look at the comments that were responsible for that. I used this query, and it turned out that only 6 comments have the ...
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I do not get my Curious badge [duplicate]

It is the first time I ask something on Meta, so I hope this question is suitable. It seems like I have been 'curious' enough, asking 5 well received questions, but I do not get the corresponding ...
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How is the Reversal badge awarded to this trigo question?

The Help Center shows the requirement. Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. In the timeline of the most recent question on the list, ...
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Change the Taxonomist badge to exclude self-edited questions

As we are increasing in size and in number of users, we start to see more often users which have enough reputation to create a tag, and without much oversight, they go on a spree to add that to 50+ ...
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Is it possible to lose the electorate badge?

Electorate: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. Is it possible to lose this badge after having earned it? For example, I just earned the badge, and I’ve cast a ...
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Badge for editing 80 posts is not functioning?

I think the badge Strunk and White for editing 80 posts doesn't upgrade my editing posts anymore while I'm at 78/80. I've edited yesterday 5 posts after I've reached the 78 posts and today I did 2 ...
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How to search for users based on reputation and badge?

Is it possible to search for users with high reputation (say $>25000$) and NO Gold badges?
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What does the gray line in the progress bar mean

Here is the screenshot above, what does that gray line in the progress bar mean? I have been able to find neither proper meta post(s) nor documentation reference. But I bet the question is general for ...
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how to earn the 'Custodian' badge?

I was trying to earn a 'Custodian' badge? The description for the badge tells: Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type. What does it mean exactly? Thanks ...
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How to earn the bronze “Tag Editor” badge

In order to earn the Tag Editor badge it is written that one has to edit tag wikis. Can anyone suggest how to do so?
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How to earn the inquisitive badge?

It is mentioned that "Ask a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". So does it mean that on 30 separate days I have to ask different questions and all ...
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odd behavior in separation of badges between math and math meta

Today I received the Yearling badge on Math SE (hooray!). I have always thought it was interesting (not bad, just interesting) that badges (but not rep) are distinct between regular Math SE and meta ...
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Requesting for like or best answer

I have received "polite" requests on 2 questions to accept the posted answer as best by the answerer claiming it will give them a badge. Is it OK, tolerated or objectionable practice?
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How to get back my hard-earned tag badges

I have experienced a weird problem here. My profile on main is SubarshaB. I had earned many badges notably the rare ones like linear-algebra, real-analysis, abstract-algebra. Today I found all my ...
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Why community user doesn't have a badge?

As everyone of us using the site get badges when we complete a task like editing posts, raising flags, voting on questions and answers etc. Then why this user don't have any badges.
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Reduce the required number of posts to edit to earn the Archaeologist badge

There is two silver badge for editing posts: Strunk & White: Edit 80 posts. Archaeologist: Edit 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months. But I think it's a little bit strange that ...
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Tag badges suggestion

I want to ask whether there are tags which shouldn't have badges attached. For example I have a bronze badge for the "soft question" tag. Now my preference would be to keep tag badges on the site to ...
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“Popular Question” Badge and Upvotes

I recently received the popular question badge for this question. I was surprised to learn that it had been viewed 1,000 times, given that that would mean that about one in fifty people to view the ...
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About the Excavator Badge

That badge refers to "Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months". I'm confused of the meaning of first post. Do it refers to my post or someone's post?
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How to get Citizen Patrol Badge

I got two helpful flags already but until now I don't have received the Citizen Patrol Badge. What shall I do? Sorry for this question, I'm just curious.
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Casting votes to old posts

To be honest, I want to obtain the electorate gold badge. Some people in this site commented to do 40 votes/day in 15 consecutive days. My question is, can I vote to questions being posted long time ...
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About the badge Vox Populi

My case is opposite to the one post in here. I have used the 40 max votes yesterday and until now I have not received the Vox Populi badge. Are there any rules on how to distribute our votes per day? ...
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Incomprehension about how tag scores are actually computed.

While tracking the abstract-algebra bronze badge, I noticed that some of the recent upvotes I got on answers to questions featuring this tag did not increase my abstract-algebra score. Actually, they ...
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List of users by number of badges?

Where can I find a ranking of all mathSE users by total number of badges? Where can I find a ranking of all mathSE users by total number of gold badges?
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What is the Rollback? [duplicate]

I see that there exist the badge cleanup, and the description say: first rollback but: what is it? How can I award it? thanks in advance
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How many of the steward medals are for reviewing each type of review?

How many of the steward medals are for reviewing each type of review -- Close Votes, Low Quality posts, and so on? I want to check which one is rarer. I need this information where can I filter then ...
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What is a positive question record?

What is a positive question record? Some of the badges need positive question record what is it? And how can I earn it?
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Do votes on comments count as votes (or do only votes on questions & answers qualify)?

Regarding badges (and anything else that votes might count toward): do votes on comments count as "votes", or do only votes on questions and/or answers qualify as such? Please note that this is not ...
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What's a socially acceptable way to obtain the “Peer Pressure” badge?

The "Peer Pressure" badge has the requirement of "Delete own post with score of -3 or lower". There has already been a post here talking about removing it. However, what if a person actually wanted ...
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Why was the “curious badge” badge not being awarded?

Recently, I visited my profile page, but got surprised by seeing this. Actually, long days ago, I chose the Curious badge as my next target badge. The criteria for this badge says, Ask a well-...
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Description of “Marshal” badge? [duplicate]

Please, see image given below: But, I'd received already on 23 may,16. My question is: Can "Marshal" be awarded multiple time? Please, describe "Marshal" badge?
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Why did a bunch of people (including me) get a marshal badge all at once?

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 ...
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Comparing “privileges” and “badges”

Here's an image from my user profile's "Activity" tab. When I closed on "Track a tag badge instead", this appeared. I want to know the difference between a "privilege" and a "badge". If I follow "...
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List of badges offered much later after feat is performed

My experience tells me that there are certain badges which are awarded instantaneously after a feat is achieved. Whereas, there are some which are offered, say an hour or more later, after the moment ...
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Why some non-tag badges don't appear in the badge tracking menu?

Last times I'm reviewing as much as I can, and I wanted to set tracking on the "Reviewer" badge in my profile. It isn't in the 'select badge to track' menu though... as well as some other 10 non-tag ...
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Why are the tags that I just earned not appearing?

I don't really care too much about rep, but I do like the tag upvote answer feature on this site, which I have understood better by looking at the tags of other users. Here, for example, is the tag ...
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“Enlightened” Badge wrongly awarded

I just got the Enlightened badge for this answer, and I don't understand why. The description of the badge is: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. I was indeed the first to ...
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Refiner and Illuminator badges confusing

When I first joined the site, I thought the Refiner and Illuminator badges were impossible. They say "Edit and answer $X$ questions (both actions within $12$ hours...)" $50$ for Refiner; $500$ for ...
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Why is the edit 80 posts badge called Strunk and White?

When one edits 80 posts on math.stackexchange.com he/she gets a badge called "Strunk and White". Can someone tell me why this badge has been given this name? Thank you.
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Why Don't I Have Tag Badges?

Earn at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the [name] tag. I'm not sure why I haven't earned this badge yet. I have 36 up votes and 38 posts in the "real-analysis" ...
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How are *Mortarboard*, *Epic* and *Legendary* badges earned on meta?

I saw that the Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary badges are also there available on the meta site and Normal Human has been the sole winner of the Epic badge. But I knew that there is no reputation ...
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Criteria for the “Announcer” badge

I have read the criteria for the "Announcer" badge, and I am not sure if I understand this correctly. Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses The intention of the word ...
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Error in awarding Enlightened Badge

I have 4 non-wiki answers to questions which are accepted and also have a score of $10$ or more. These are as follows: But I have earned the Enlightened Badge only $3$ times. Can anyone explain ...
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Awarded extra 'fanatic' badges

I am just curious to know as to why I have been awarded three 'fanatic' badges, all at the same time? I am aware that I have earned one, but I am curious if the other two are the result of some sort ...
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Undeserved badge

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 ...
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Flagging vs. close issue

I have read: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/3154/how-should-my-flagging-change-when-i-gain-the-ability-to-vote-to-close I haven't earned my Marshall badge yet, and: https://math.stackexchange....
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Analytical badge (retired)

Just out of curiosity: Scrolling through the list of badges, at the end, I saw a badge with description Visited every section of the FAQ (retired) What does retired mean here? Does that mean the ...
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Can an awarded tag-badge be withdrawn?

For instance, recently I have earned two gold badges: commutative-algebra and abstract-algebra tags badges. I wonder if such a badge (or any other) can be withdrawn if, for instance, people downvote ...
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Should we be able to close questions only when we have the tag of field of the question asked?

As far as it may puts users in danger of being blocked from asking any more, shouldn't we be able to close questions only when we have shown to the community we were competent (acquiring the tag ...