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

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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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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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What does "First rollback" mean in the description of the Clean Up badge?

What does the first Clean Up badge mean on mathstack. It defines First roll back. I do not get it. I was going through badges, and do not quite get what it means. It is a bronze badge.
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How the user with reputation <100 may get the "Custodian" badge?

Looking at one of the user's profiles, I observed that the user with current reputation 1 has the "Custodian" badge awarded for reviewing Suggested Edits. Now, https://math.stackexchange.com/review ...
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Congrats to Ross Millikan AND Davide Giraudo [duplicate]

This just in. Ross Millikan has joined J.M. in the exclusive club of users who have cast at least 10000 votes. Congrats and thanks! As per Julien's suggestion I'm also soliciting opinions from ...
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Encouraging duplicate hunters

There are more and more duplicates on this site, but sometimes it is time consuming to find an earlier source. Now, there is a variety of moderation badges for editing, voting, reviewing, raising ...
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Progress towards badges

Via the review tab, it is possible to see your progress towards obtaining certain badges. For any badge which requires multiple instances of an activity (i.e. 80 edits, earned 200 reputation on 50 ...
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Tag badges "re-awarded"?

Yesterday I was awarded a whole bunch of tag-badges. However, I already held them all. It seems that I have been re-awarded all of my tag-badges for some reason, but, from what I can see, noone else ...
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Can badges be unearned?

For example, say someone gets the Unsung Hero badge for 10 or more zero score accepted answers, and 25% of total. Now, say someone goes and votes for some of their zero score accepted answers. Do ...
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Award ingrate badges?

Lately, I've been losing enthusiasm for this site, so I don't bother answering questions if I don't think I'm going to get any gratitude (in the form of an upvote, an accept, a "thank you", or some ...
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Should MathJaX be pointed out to new users?

On a very regular basis we see new users that are not accustomed with the use of MathJaX on MSE. Sometimes even some users that aren't that new to the site. Most of us, when this happens, kindly bring ...
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Bad badge: Tumbleweed

I don't understand this badge: Tumbleweed: Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. In this question: This ODE $(\dot x,\dot y)=(f(x),g(x)y)$ has only one ...
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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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Yearling Badge on Meta

How does one earn the Yearling badge on meta if there is no reputation? If it is just judged using the reputation on MSE, how can the member be judged 'active' on the meta site?
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Editor badges and edits

I was going over the badges page, the two badges Copy Editor and Strunk & White (gold and silver resp.) are not very common, however when looking at the users page you can show number of edits and ...
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Missing Badges Thread

Seeing how I think that I am missing a badge, and I don't think it is a good idea to open a thread for every time someone thinks he is missing a badge, I hereby post a thread so people could post ...
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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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Close votes review tasks and close votes directly on the question: different counters?

When we do a "close vote" review task, then this increase the counter by one (and we get a badge when the counter reaches $250$ for example). However, when we decide to vote to close by clicking ...
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What is the mechanism for earning the 'Publicist' badge?

Every so often, I get a popup in a question that says 'earn the publicist badge by creating a link to ...'. The badge page explains "Publicist" means "Shared a link to a question that ...
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Delay in getting badges

I recently was awarded the Enlightened badge for the first time, and I'm proud to say it was for an extremely difficult question with an extremely insightful answer. Of course, this implies I also ...
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Why is there a Suffrage badge and a Vox Populi badge?

The Suffrage badge is awarded to a user who casts 30 votes on questions and/or answers in a single day. The Vox Populi badge is awarded to a user who casts 40 votes, the daily limit. It is possible ...
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A super easy way to get several gold badges

This is in response to this post: How to increase traffic to the site? This site rewards publicity generously. If you share a link to a question, and the link is clicked on by 1000 different IP ...
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"Peer Pressure" badge removal?

Aren't these badges supposed to symbolize and showcase distinguished achievements (such as asking good questions, reviewing stacks, etc.)? You should be proud of having these badges, and I think the ...
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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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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 Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

No, I am not complaining. However, it is very strange for me, that I have obtained this badge, impossible to obtain on tex.stackexchange.com, near as a gift. I think that one of the reasons is that ...
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What is the name of the (now removed) tag for which this Taxonomist badge has been awarded?

In the list of awardees of the Taxonomist badge, Yujie Zha has been awarded this badge for a "no longer available" tag. I wonder what's the name of this removed tag.
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Vox populi badge

Today I have received vox populi badge, but I haven't used maximum 40 votes today nor yesterday nor in last 7 days and I think I have never done it. So why I received it?
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How to track next tag badges?

See the below image: This is in the user's profile, in the "Activity" tab. The above part is in meta profile, and the below part is in the main site profile. In meta, there is the option to track the ...
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Is The Enthusiast Badge Internationally Fair

I live in Australia, in a completely different time zone to the UK. I have been a member here for only five months, but mathematics is currently my life and I have a continuous and ongoing interest in ...
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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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Necromancer badge description

This is less of a question than an observation. Much to my surprise, I was awarded a Necromancer badge today, for no action of mine. The mouse-over on the badge says Answered a question more than ...
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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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How does the Announcer badge work?

The Announcer Badge was recently given for this question, but there are no links, neither in nor out. And how does it work at all? Does it matter if I link a question or an answer?
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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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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 ...
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Sharing links to answers

The announcer, booster and publicist badges be awarded for sharing questions. Is there a reason why sharing answers is not rewarded in the same way?
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