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

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Four Yearling badges within 20 days

I thought that the Yearling badge is awarded once a year for members who earn 200+ reputation in that year. But I was awarded this badge four times within last 20 days. So how does it really work?
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Socratic badge meaning

I don't understand what the this definition - part of the gold Socratic badge - means : "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record".
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A block badge Proofreader for my account

I would to know if I have a problem with my account. Since a month I'm no longer eligible to accept or reject reviews since it has been changed the icons on this site. When I get a badge, the cup ...
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What does mean by 9/5 in Next badge section?

I noticed the following in my user activity - What does the 9/5 mean?
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In 'choose which badge to track' things spill over the bottom of the pop up window

On TeX.SX, if you look at your profile and click on the 'choose which badge to track' button, the badges spill over the bottom side of the pop up window: This does not happen on Stack Overflow: ...
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Adjust vertical alignment of checkmark for obtained badges

This is a view of the badge description and checkmark for a specific badge (say, Mortarboard): Here is the same badge description from the list of badges: Could we adjust the vertical alignment of ...
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Mismatch in counts of Meta Sportsmanship badge

The new profile page reveals how to get the badges ;-) Well, at least in my case, there is a mismatch for the Sportsmanship badge. (See the screenshot or on my Meta Profile.) As of now, it says, ...
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Why is there no badge for that?

I recently posted a question that received some upvotes: tilted planes as scopes However - I didn't get any answers, perhaps because the problem was a little involved. So I decided to offer a bounty, ...
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Misalignment of badges/numbers on user-profile page

The current user-profile page shows the badges/numbers looking like this: Here is a similar view of the top-bar: I think the vertical alignment of the badges in the user-profile view should match ...
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Strunk & White badge

The silver badge "Strunk & White" -- Edited 80 posts is referred to Questions or Questions/Answer? I've edited more than 80 posts (https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/56567/cornelius?tab=activity&...
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Usefullness of the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges?

I was a bit surprised by the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges. If I understood, those badges requires you to share links to questions with the form https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/[...
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What is the “Curious” Badge?

Probably it is not only me, but also other users wonder about the "Curious" badge. Is it new? I can not remember to have read of it in the "Badges" list of TeX.SX. What about this asking a good ...
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Is famous question badge still awarded at 10K views?

Did "they" stop giving famous question badges? If not, does 10K views mean less than 10,000 views?
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What is the purpose of the negative score badges?

There are (at least) two badges, which are related to a negative score. Reversal: Provided answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score Peer Pressure: Deleted own post with score of -3 or ...
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The importance for getting an account

Sorry if this question seems stupid. I want to check. What is the importance for getting a high reputation and earning a lot of badges in professional life?
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Badge page formatting is inconsistent

When viewing the awards of the Announcer badge, the display has a glitch in it when viewed in Google Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 m and/or Firefox 22. Some entries are displayed in a tabular format, ...
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Different font display on same (new) badge page

The badges page was recently updated to group like badges by category. This was supplemented by an update to the layout of the by-post awarded badges as well. Below is an excerpt from the Editor badge:...
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Meaning of the badge distribution on this site

Almost three years after the question Numbers required for the 'difficult' badges, it appears that there is no issue with most of the badges inquired about there: Popular Question: 5695 ...
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Notable Question badge

I just realized that several 'Notable question' badges have been awarded recently which were not very special. They just accumulated that many page views because they were posted like a year ago or so....
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When should we discipline ourselves?

When should we discipline ourselves? (Also, I thought there was a way for the actual badge to show up, or am I thinking of tags?) My answer to a question is ugly and buggy, but apparently worked for ...
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Badges on Meta vs Main

Since the Meta site does not maintain a reputation, certain badges related to reputation (like Epic and Legendary are unavailable. Which other Meta badges are (un-)attainable? For the unattainable ...
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What are the multipliers next to badges?

The badges page shows each one with a 'x NN'. It's obvious that the number is higher for harder badges but what exactly does this number mean? Is it multiplying something specific or just decoration?...
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Are badges ever taken away?

I was given an enlightened badge for a recent answer, because I was first to answer, it was accepted, and I earned 10 upvotes (woohoo!). The OP received another answer (which was certainly better ...
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Tracking badge progress

I really enjoy working towards badges. How can I track my progress towards badges? For example, the Gold copy editor? Or perhaps (dare I ask), the Legendary badge (I think I'm 1/150th of the way ...
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Which comments got me the Pundit badge?

I just got a Pundit badge, so I must have 10 comments — somewhere — with 5 votes each. I'm curious what they are, since I have been leaving more comments lately, except that none of my ...
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renaming of Strunk & White badge [closed]

As Strunk & White is criticized by linguists (because they regard it as prescriptivist and outdated and occasionally incorrect), would it be possible to rename this badge? To me, this badge feels ...
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Display bug causes number of badges to be shown incorrectly [closed]

There is a display bug which causes the number of badges to be shown incorrectly. Here is an example from Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete? where the number of bronze badges is ...
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disable “congratulations” notifications

I always get disappointed when I get a bunch of notifications, I think it is like, lots of comments and answers to my questions, and then it is just that silly stuff. Even better, if it is possible ...
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Why are badges in Meta separate?

In Meta.TeX.SX, everyone's TeX.SX reputation is displayed. However, the badges on Meta are separate from the badges on the main site. Why is there the following inconsistency? Reputation - Same on ...
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Two Necromancer badges for one question?

I seem to have unintentionally created a small badge-factory for myself with my question on tracing pgfkeys. After I posted my solution, I got a few votes and that gave me a Necromancer badge. Today,...
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Badge images “too large”

This is only a recent development. However, it seems like the badge images displayed on the Badges page is a little too large for the frame they're in: On the left is the view through Internet ...
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Rename {mathmode} to {math-mode}

The common spelling of math_mode seems to be with a space in between the words: There are 109 questions with math mode in their title, but only 17 with mathmode. Herbert Voß's paper Math mode spells ...
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What is the latency for awarding badges?

I was taking a look over my old answers, and it appears for this one I qualify for the Populist badge, i.e. my answer has more than twice the upvotes of the accepted answer, and the accepted answer is ...
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When will the first Generalist badges be awarded?

According to the Generalist Badge Implemented blog post, there must be at least 200 questions in all 40 of the top tags before this badge is awarded to anyone. Right now, our "tag no. 40" (margins)...
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Add a reference to the ultimate badge description list

At the moment the list of Badges has an abbreviated description for each. This is sufficient for some, but not all of the listed badges - mostly those that are hard to obtain. The ultimate badge ...
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Why won't Revival badges be awarded on closed questions?

The FAQ on meta.SO says about closed questions: When a question is closed, no additional answers may be posted to it, although the question and existing answers can still be edited (by users ...
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Hunting for the Critic badge

Some features on TeX.SX are time-dependent. For example, voting and comment editing. The bronze critic badge, however, does not fall under such time constraints. It is awarded immediately after you ...
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When is enthusiast badge awarded?

I have been visiting the site from more than 30 consecutive days, but I haven got enthusiast badge, why? And also wanted to know, For the fanatic badge, its 100 consecutive days, would you get 3 ...
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What is this Epic Badge? Legendary Badge?

What does this mean? Earned at least 200 reputation on 50 days. Earned at least 200 reputation on 150 days. Does it mean you have to get 200 reputation on these particular days(50th or 150th ...
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What exactly happened to Hendrik Vogt's “mathmode” tag badge?

I'm pretty sure that Hendrik Vogt had already earned the mathmode bronze tag badge (and was the third user to do so after Stefan Kottwitz and TH.). A few days ago, his "mathmode" badge disappeared -- ...
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Why didn't I earn another “Enlightened” badge?

(Sorry for another complaint about a missing badge. I really seem to be dogged by bad luck in this respect.) According to the "Badges" page, the requirement for earning an "Enlightened" badge (which ...
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Why didn't I earn the “Talkative” badge?

The "Badges" page states that the requirement for earning the "Talkative" badge is Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat It seems that I fulfilled this requirement about 48 hours ...