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

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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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Tenacious badge.

Tenacious : Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total. Total is total answers or total accepted answers? I have 6 zero score accepted answers and 24 accepted with 71 total on main ...
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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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Criteria for “Populist” Badge

Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x. This badge can be awarded multiple times. This is what is written in badge info which confused me ...
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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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Badges for sharing questions on MathOverflow

The announcer, booster and publicist badges are awarded for sharing questions (or answers, as has been discussed in this question). According to their descriptions, only clicks from outside the Stack ...
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600 Upvotes Badge

This is not really good question, but I thought there was a gold badge for 600 upvotes with 25% votes on question. I never got one even with 700/800 upvotes already and definitely nearly 50% on ...
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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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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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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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A question about the Tumbleweed badge

What constitutes a low number of views in the description of the Tumbleweed badge?
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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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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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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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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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Over 48 hours since I qualified for the tenacious badge

I think I qualified for the tenacious badge on the weekend. But almost 48 hours later I have not received the badge. Should I be concerned yet. Most people seem to think 24 hours is reasonable. I ...
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Civic Duty silver badge: 301-th vote needed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delay in getting badges My function of $\text{Votes}_\text{total}=V(t)$ has finally intersected $V(t)=300$ today. However when I had casted exactly $300$ votes, I didn't get ...
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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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When do I have enough reputation?

When do I have enough reputation? I mean isn't there a number after which you are a permanent member that can almost not be removed? Is it the thrusted badge perhaps that you need? Did I overread that?...
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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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Supporter badge issue

Today, first time I logged-in to math.stackexhange.com. I have other associated accounts also, so I got $101$ reputation initially. I vote-up one question then ...
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Badge “unsung hero”, accepted but not upvoted answer

I noticed a badge "unsung hero", awarded if we have more than 10 accepted answers with zero votes, and which consist at least 25 per cent of the total of the answers. This badge have never been ...
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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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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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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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Statistics Badge Typo

Just a small typo I noticed, it appears that the mouseover text for the bronze-statistics badge says: bronze badge: 1000 upvotes on 20 questions.
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Excavator badge?

I just noticed that I earned the "Excavator" badge a few minutes ago, putatively for a post that was "deleted or otherwise unavailable". So, apparently, did dozens of other people. I don't recall ...
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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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Explanation of Sportsmanship badge

What exactly is "Up voted 100 competing answers"? Does it mean to upvote an answer which competes with one's own or to upvote at least two answers to the same question?
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Tag badge system bug?

Now that we are discussing badges... Seems like there might be a bug in the tag badge awarding system. If you look at my profile and see the number of votes for the integral tag, it seems like there ...
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Something wrong with Enlightened badge?

I woke up this morning to find myself with another Enlightened badge awarded for a relatively old question for which I received no recent votes, nor recent acceptance. Furthermore the list of "Recent ...
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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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Adding a “Bounty Hunter” badge?

I apologize in advance if this question seems frivolous. Is adding badges up for discussion? If so, would the community be receptive to a "Bounty Hunter" badge? For example, it could be a gold ...
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Nice Answer Badge Bug?

I recently got the $10^{th}$ upvote to this answer: Is there an elementary proof that $\sum \limits_{k=1}^n \frac1k$ is never an integer? But got a notification for this answer: Is there a function ...
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Are some badges inactive?

Fortunately, I was able to get online here 10 minutes or so ago. Since it was the perfect time to get the "Mortarboard" badge, I tried if I would get one by hitting the reputation cap as soon as the ...
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About Enlightened badge

I just noticed the description of the "Enlightened" badge seems contradictory. Enlightened: First answer was accepted with at least 10 up votes. This badge can be awarded multiple times. If it's ...
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Should the “combinatorics” badge be capitalized?

I noticed that the new badge recently awarded to Moron was inconsistent with the styling of other badges. It begins with a lower case letter while all the other regular badges are capitalized Is this ...

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