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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can I forsake my superpowers?

I have been slowly collecting gold-badge super-powers in a few categories. I am not comfortable with them. I like to be able to vote on a post, and make the community aware of it and either agree or ...
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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 in computation of “Announcer” badges?

I just received seven Announcer badges in math.se (plus one in MathOverflow) ... Coincidence? Was the method of computing them changed? A whole bunch of people suddenly followed all my links? ...
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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's the silliest badge? [closed]

What's the silliest badge? I nominate the Caucus badge: "Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote. This badge can be awarded multiple ...
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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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Is there any way to try for badges like archaeologist without being annoying?

I've been trying for various badges recently, and a lot of them are very good (like encouraging you to try chat, encouraging you to vote). I recently tried unsuccessfully for the 'tumbleweed' badge (...
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What makes me legendary?

I was surprised to see me being awarded the legendary badge for I just checked at https://math.stackexchange.com/reputation that I had "earned at least 200 reputation on 143 days". What is counted ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A bad day at mathexchange … [closed]

OK, first I must apologize if this title or this meta place is inappropriate, but I'm unaware of a better place to post this. Today I had an unpleasant day at math.stackexchange. For starters, I got ...
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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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Suggestion for new badge

As was proposed in this question on meta a new badge for active voting would be good for MSE. I can hide my real intension under beautiful words that we must congratulate people for active voting but ...
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Why were all the “triangles” bronze tag badges “Awarded Mar 25 at 4:00”?

Sometimes I like to appreciate the smaller things in life. Like how the bronze tag badge for the triangles tag contains a triangle: Nice! But, what surprised me is that they're all awarded at the ...
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Meaning of “curious” badge

The description of the "curious" badge is: Asked a good question on 5 separate days, and maintains a positive question record. First, what qualifies as a "good question"? Second, how does one ...
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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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The Unsung Hero badge

The criterion for this badge isn't making sense to me. Please correct me if you think I am going about this wrong. The criterion given is this: "More than 10 accepted answers with score 0 and 25% ...
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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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Is there a way to know how many posts I have edited?

I was wondering if there is a way to know how many posts I have edited till date. This question arose because I saw that there is a badge for editing $80$ posts and I do not have that badge and I ...
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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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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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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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“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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When did the Informed badge start?

Scrolling through the list of badges today, I found one that I had never seen before: Informed. I've consulted the list several times before and have not seen it so it must be relatively new. This ...
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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 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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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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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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What is the definition of an active member?

The description of the "Yearling" badge reads Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. My question is, what does it mean being an active member? Is it visiting the site every day?...
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What is the purpose of the “Marshal” badge?

A user will get the casting close vote privilege after 3k reputation. According to this post, voting for close is prior to flagging. It is almost impossible to flag 500 times before reaching 3k ...
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A question about the Tumbleweed badge

What constitutes a low number of views in the description of the Tumbleweed badge?
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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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How can an inactive user get the Marshal badge?

I noticed the rapid increase in the number of Math.SE Marshals, with three users earning the badge within the span of one week. (Congratulations!) Obviously, there is a lot of stuff to flag these ...
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What is question score

I read the math FAQ and searched meta.math. Some badges are awarded for answering a question with score 25 (or other number) or more. What is a question's "score"?
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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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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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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 ...