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The motivation behind your idea is good; after all, the lack of MathJax editing can stir up confusion for both the asker and the helper. We all know MathJax's benefits. However, I'm not quite sure that adding a "tutorial" of some sort would really help out- it's easy to skip through the tutorial steps, especially when someone posts their homework question ...


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It appears that you had a couple accounts merged very recently, on 2017-03-25 at 07:23:40Z to be precise, which is less than an hour ago as I am typing this. It appears that the account that got merged into the current one had about 11K rep, and before the merge this account had about 2800 rep. In particular, I bet that prior to the merge this account didn't ...


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I agree the badge is somewhat pointless, but I don't think it's detrimental to the site. I think it's fair to say that most people here not only care about their "reputation" in terms of the site's points, but also their intellectual reputation they convey when asking and answering questions. This provides an incentive for users to not write poor posts in ...


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It seems you do not fulfill all criteria, namely you miss the 'positive question record.' You are informed about this when you click the progress bar. This may be due to you having some deleted questions; from those visible it seems you would fulfill it but it is close enough to be plausible that a few deleted questions would change it. In more detail, ...


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Perhaps you have earned 200 points on 150 days, but due to user removals, the number of days that show at least 200 points has been reduced. I believe that the badge counter remembers each day you've gotten at least 200, whereas the reputation page only counts the number of days that you are currently showing at least 200.


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It depends. I've seen some occasions where a user posts a 'thank you, this helped' comment under my answer. If it's a user who is new to the site, and hasn't accepted any answers yet, I usually reply with something like: Since you're new to the site, I'd like to remind you that you can accept this answer if it helped you. But you can also wait until a ...


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Some people wondered about the same question also on Meta Stack Exchange: What's going on with the Announcer badge?, Suddenly getting “Announcer” badges every few minutes? Recently, some bug was fixed in the procedure that calculated number of visits for purposes of the publicity badges (Announcer, Booster, Publicist). More details are available here: ...


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The description of the custodian badge says: Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type. Whenever a suggested edit is made, the owner of the post receives the notification about the edit and he is asked to review it (even if he has reputation lower then 2k+) and his vote is binding, see: How do suggested edits work? ...


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It is determined based on how many, or rather how few, of your questions get closed, deleted, and have negative score. You do not need to do anything in particular, it's a side-effect. Specifically, as I explained some time ago: [T]he criterion for having a positive question record is: $$Q_T \ge 2(Q_N + Q_C + Q_D)$$ where $Q_T$ is the total number of ...


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The Fanatic badge is supposed to be earned once. Otherwise Asaf Karagila would have earned 19 of them for the 19 disjoint 100 consecutive day periods he has visited the site (or 197 for the 197 different 100 consecutive day periods he has visited the site). The fact that you earned three in five minute intervals is most certainly a bug. Multiple awarded ...


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Your thinking is not wrong. The problem is that those badge description are not complete in all details. Specifically: There is a lower limit on the age of an answer to qualify (ten days). Several of your answers are more recent than that. Restricted to those that are old enough you are at 8 score 0 accepted out of 26 accepted and you do not meet the "...


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The StackOverflow blog post containing details on the introduction of these badges, is here. As the writer Jon says, These badges reward reversing the score of a negative question by answering it in a way that sheds new, positive light on the question, raising its score. It’s an answer so good it makes the question look good by association! I just had a ...


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I'd like to point out that, in all of the history of math.SE, with its 369k questions, 157k users, only 89 people were awarded the badge "Unsung Hero". Now let's compare with the other top SE sites, ordered by number of questions: $$\begin{array}{lrrr} & \text{Questions} & \text{Users} & \text{Unsung heroes} \\ \text{Stackoverflow} & 8.5M &...


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As mentioned in the comments on 24 March triangle has been renamed as triangles, so all the badges that the users previously had in triangle were awarded simultaneously on the next day as triangles badges. I might be mistaken, but I don't think anyone has earned a silver rectangles nor quadratic-residues tag badge (with a square icon) nor a gold circles ...


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If you look at the reputation tab of the author of the currently accepted answer you can see that the answer was today first unaccepted (11:04:00), and later re-accepted (11:05:36). It is very likely that in between your answer was accepted, causing the badge criteria to be met, and the badge awarded to you (11:05:12). Congratulations. Your answer was ...


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I will point out that badges should be secondary, primary concern should be doing things that are useful for the site. So from this viewpoint, if you find the review queue empty, that's a good thing. Still - with this in mind - I will leave a few comments: At 3000 reputation points you will get access to the close votes review queue and reopen votes review ...


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First and foremost: You are not alone feeling/thinking that on some occasions you would prefer only to cast an ordinary vote! I don't think you can forsake the superpowers, but you can use them responsibly. I don't think there are any normative guidelines for this. Instead I list a few thoughts I recall having, and practices I have tried to implement. ...


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This is not a bug; it's part of an update to the review queues. You now get one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a single queue. For more details, see Steward badge can now be awarded multiple times -- backfill details on Meta Stack Exchange. The badge description will be updated shortly.


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The phrase "Active member for a year" is irrelevant to the implementation of the badge, and just describes the general idea of what the badge is supposed to be rewarding. The other part about "earning at least 200 reputation" is misleading, because the rule is: On the $n$th anniversary of your joining a given SE site, if your reputation is greater than or ...


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Go to any review queue and then move your mouse pointer over the badge progress bar. After a moment, you will get a box with several progress bars. At the "copy editor" bar, you see your number of edits.


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Badges don't correlate very well with the amount of time/effort spent gaining them. This goes for all badges, really. How many of us haven't laboured long on one answer for perhaps a handful of upvotes, and later receive a Nice Answer badge for a trivial (and sometimes snarky) observation? And what about tag badges? It sure seems like getting a (calculus) ...


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No. The ability to vote to close questions should not be reserved for those users with a badge in some tag attached to the question. As a practical matter, there are two points: There are tags which have fewer than 20 total questions, whereas a user needs to have at least 20 (non-community-wiki answers before achieving a bronze tag badge. This would mean ...


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Check Wikipedia. Strunk and White is the common name for "The Elements of Style", a guide to writing style dating all the way back to 1918. The notion is (in my own interpretation) that a user who submits 80 edits of others' posts must surely enjoy writing, or he/she wouldn't bother. In other words, such an editor would, with a high probability, have a ...


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I've looked at your recent edits, and it appears that many are tag-only edits. Tag-only edits don't count. For a related question (that also contains the details of how to check your count, and a description of exactly what does and doesn't count), see Why Haven't I Received the Strunk and White Badge?.


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My best guess would be fubini - which was later renamed to fubini-tonelli-theorems, see the revision history of the questions 3251436 Why this function is not integrable and the details below. These queries cannot be considered completely reliable - since we do not have data about the past revisions of deleted posts in SEDE - but there are some queries to ...


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