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

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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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My next badge is one that doesn't exist on meta (Informed)

One of the features of the new user profile is the next badge section. As can be seen below, my next badge on meta is the Informed badge. But meta does not have an Informed badge; see the list of ...
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New "Sheriff" badge acting strange for Qiaochu

I just noticed that I've received the new "Sheriff" badge for serving one year as a moderator. I got one copy of the badge (since I resigned a month before my second year would have started), but ...
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Famous Question badge awarded very late

My question, asked on Math.SE, linked here, has 12k views at the time of asking this question, but I am not awarded the Famous Question badge until a few minutes after this question was originally ...
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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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Are some badges not available to be followed on the new profile "badges" box?

my question / request is about some badges that still can not be followed in the "badges" box of the profile. For instance pundit and taxonomist between others. Would it be possible to add them in the ...
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Badge proposal: asleep at the wheel

I think it would be kind of cool to have a badge for gaining at least a certain amount of reputation between the end of a 24-hour period of no activity and the next activity. That is, if I were active ...
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Formatting of badges is not proper - a possible bug?

Today while searching for badges I found that some of the badges specially with long name aren't formatted rightly. For example- Another example- One more example where description of tag is about ...
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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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Getting a tag badge that I already had

Today, I earned the normed-spaces silver tag badge. And not only me: as you can see here, the same thing happened to two other users. The problem is that all three ...
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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 don't we have a Reputation per Number of Posts statistic in our profiles?

Wouldn't a "Reputation per Number of Posts" stat on our profiles, and a possible badge for some minimum amount of the same, discourage low-quality and/or spam posts? The reason I ask for ...
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Shouldn't the "impossible" badges be removed?

You can't set bounties on meta sites So why are there still those 4 bounty related badges!? P.S. I definitely wasn't going to waste atleast 100 reputation points just to get atleast two badges that no ...
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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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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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Tag badges and the unearned badges page

You can earn the Custodian, Reviewer, and Steward badges for seven different review types. If you earn one such badge, then it does not appear on the unearned badges page, even if you don't have that ...
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If conditions change, are badges revoked if the condition no longer applies?

I've recently earned "tenacious", because a fair number of answers of mine have been accepted but have zero score. However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that certain of these ...
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Excavator badge not being awarded

I edited an answer that was inactive for more than 6 months, but wasn't awarded the Excavator badge. Why? Although it is not specified in the badge criteria, but does the post being negatively scored ...
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I am unable to see all the possible badges, where can I find them?

I am trying to look for the Unsung Hero Gold badge. First, I go to my profile on the main MSE and go to activity. Then, I hit the gear icon here to get to the badge area Here I am! Now, I hit the ...
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How do you get the organizer badge?

How do you get the organizer badge? It says it's awarded for carrying out your "first retag" but I'm not exactly sure what that means.
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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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