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

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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 ...
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Removing badges from profile.

Is it possible to remove badges if you do not want them? If not, is that something you would consider adding as a feature?
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Should the calibration of custodian/reviewer/steward badges for review tasks be changed?

The various review tasks which give rise to these badges are of vastly different incidences, difficulty and significance. For example delete votes are frequent and easy to accumulate (as well as ...
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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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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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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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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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Who gets badges for Community Wiki posts?

I just got a couple badges for this answer (made Community Wiki because I'm just expanding on a deleted answer, so I don't think I deserve the rep). I'm the only person who ever touched this ...
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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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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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Encouraging the use of MathJax in questions

Questions without $\LaTeX$ are pretty annoying and, even though the users might get motivated by seeing questions with it, shouldn't the site be more active encouraging its use? Is this a real ...
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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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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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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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Socratic badge bug

The site just awarded me the socratic badge twice, separated only by a 1 hour interval. This seems indicative of a bug to me.
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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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VoxPopuli badge vs 30 vote daily limit

I see there is a VoxPopuli badge that requires 40 votes in a day, while at the same time it looks to me there is 30 vote cap a day. What is the deal here?
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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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Consecutive visiting days more than 100

consecutive visiting days for 100 days will reward a gold badge. Just to make sure that: consecutive visiting days for $x$ days, more than 100 days, say will some $x>100$, there is another badge ...
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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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Mortarboard badge?

I'm curious - there is the "mortarboard" badge for "Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day". Yesterday I did earn 200+ reputation, but did not receive the badge. Noticed ...
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How do I get Autobiographer Badge?

I already have my profile info set but it's not giving me the badge on this Stack Exchange site. I was able to get it on pretty much all other Stack Exchange sites.
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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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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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Threshold for subject-area bronze badge doesn't match documentation

This morning I was awarded the bronze badge for the real-analysis tag. According to the description page, this badge is awarded for “at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the real-...
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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 ...