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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 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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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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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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When proposing a new badge, it's always a good idea to check which kind of good behaviour it promotes that currently is not sufficiently awarded. I don't see any; the answer being accepted already gives you 15 reputation. Answers getting accepted among all the good answers are probably best answers No, they're not per se. The best answer is (most of the ...


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All the details can be seen in Shog9's answer on Meta Stack Exchange: What are the details on the “candidate score” which shows during an election? I will just add that if you look at a specific candidate, you can see also list of their badges in a specific category in a tooltip if you hover over the number of badges (such as 5/6, 6/6, 8/8, etc.) Here is a ...


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A full list of badges with clarifications can be found here: What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?, but let me answer your specific questions: Shouldn't this description be "First bounty you manually award on another person's question's answer"? That's Altruist, and the description is ...


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Theoretically possible but not encouraged: Can I get my gold badge revoked? If you worry about closing posts mistakenly as duplicate, you can go to the CURED chat room1: For feedback/discussion/requests of Close/Undelete/Reopened/Edit/Delete for questions and answers on Math SE Just as asking an unsatisfactory question is not committing a crime on the ...


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I do not think that there is a bug. A "tag edit" means changing the tag(s) of a question, and doing nothing else. This is not counted towards the badge, presumably as it seems a bit minor. Editing the description of a tag is not a "tag edit." There is no reason why they would be excluded. From the process or the effort they are also close ...


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