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There seems to be some consensus on the main Meta site that mentioning participation on StackOverflow is at best a very minor part of one's resume, reserved for the extra-curricular section. StackOverflow, of course, is a general programming site, and therefore it's possible that participation on the site might be something that an employer might be ...


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According to Asking days badges, the Curious badge forms part of a hierarchy of question badges based on the principle that a user Asked a well-received question on X separate days, and maintained a positive question record. Here X represents 5 for the bronze Curious badge ; 30 for the silver Inquisitive badge ; and 100 for the gold Socratic badge The ...


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I try to keep it at negative one because negative answers are not assesed for being good. Hence it doesn't even make sense to compare a -5 voted q/a with a -1 voted q/a A negative number is enough to draw attention that it is a crappy q/a and makes a point. -17 doesn't always mean the question is wrong. Sometimes the attitude rubs people the wrong way and ...


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I quietly argue in my department and regularly tell colleagues that significant participation in stackexchange sites should count in faculty reviews as service to the scholarly community. I'm sure @egreg's answers here advance science more than does his mathematics, however deep and interesting that may be.


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Nobody knows whether or not there will be a miracle in the future --- Joel Spolsky will give you one euro per point you have.


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None.


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The Yearling badge is awarded for being an "Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation." However, it can be awarded retroactively if you've been around for a while but only recently started contributing. Here is a view of your reputation over time (data): You triggered the Yearling badge on the following dates, based on your reputation change:...


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In the list view of questions, certain numbers are rounded. Hover over them and you'll see the actual view count: Visit the actual question and you'll see at the top right of the page:


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It's difficult to tell which, but you may be short on any one of the restrictions in terms of the badge requirements. Here are the edit-related moderation badge descriptions: Editor bronze; awarded once Edit any post Strunk & White silver; awarded once Perform a total of 80 edits between questions, answers, and tag wikis Copy Editor gold; awarded ...


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Ratio of [Peer Pressure]/[Nice Answer] awarded badges (I take Nice Answer as a measure of the size of the site): StackOverflow (the largest site): 10% Mathematics.SE (significantly large site): 4% TeX.SE (our site): 0.08% Academia.SE (small site still in beta): 2% Conclusions: We are one of the few sites that doesn't really downvote bad questions (well, ...


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This is 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.


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It should be fixed in the next deployment.


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I've been thinking about this proposal for a while. At first glance, I like it, but I'm not quite sure what the purpose of the badge would be. All of the badges we've introduced recently have been intended to send a message. Mostly, those messages are along the lines of encouraging some kind of positive behavior that we want to see more of. I guess you ...


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No need to your track your links and to match them with your account. StackExchange just needs that tracking to reward your links if you like, if you used that feature. As Jay said in a StackOverflow blog post, "people will do anything for fake internet points", and also the mentioned badges are such "achievements". Well, kidding, it's about helping people, ...


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You can just copy the link of the question title This is similar to copying the link directly from the browser hyperlink bar. This option includes the question title in the URL, with the format http://*.stackexchange.com/<post type>/<post id>/<post title> and is void of any reference to you personally.


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While I totally acknowledge that truncating the user info card is not optimal, we have to adapt it to many different designs. It is a common assumption in our design that this card has a fixed width: hence, the overflow: hidden.


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Thanks for reporting this issue. The problem arose because font the filter tabs use have a wider letter-spacing. Combine that with having the selected filter in bold, and that pushed the input field down. This has been corrected. It should look like this now:


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Here is the Sportsmanship badge definition: Sportsmanship silver; awarded once Cast 100 upvotes on competing answers (source) If you answer a question and earn a score of at least one, all other answers to that question are considered "competing answers" Deleted posts do not count Retracted votes do not count Note that all ...


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Here is a full description of the entire badge family: Curious bronze; awarded once Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record Inquisitive silver; awarded once Asked a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintained a positive question record Socratic gold; awarded multiple times Asked a well-...


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There used to be a number written in the top navigation bar to identify the number of reviews available to the user. However, this was not always accurate with the blame put on caching. The new top bar now puts a silver bullet next to an item when there's some items to review; here's a view from the Stack Overflow top bar: Once a queue has an extreme ...


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This means (as CarLaTeX already wrote) that you asked a well-received question on 9 separate days, although only 5 are required to earn this badge. However you need to get a positive question record for this badge to be awarded to you.


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I don't see why Benefactor and Altruist couldn't be expanded to include not awarding the bounty manually if you answer the question yourself and if the answer has positive score. It would make much more sense than including yet another (and probably very rare) badge. However, I think that this is going to be considered too minor change/impact to ever get ...


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The layout has been completely changed and now resembles As such, the main error (font) doesn't show anymore.


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A tag score of 1,000 on a minimum of 200 answers shows that you have a huge experience in that field. The golden tag badge shows that, and it shows the trust in your expertise. This trust comes with the privileges to instantly close a question as a duplicate instantly reopen a question closed as a duplicate that has that tag, with the condition that the ...


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In the professional life probably none. Although, I think badges as professional rewards in Tex serve to signalling what type of scout you are from Wolf Cub Scout to Scout leader. Until you achieve the status of Robert Baden-Powell.


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