Idle question: "Generalist" was one of the badges that nobody had, and now suddenly a whole bunch of us were awarded it. Was there some hidden time-related condition on it that the site met? Or did someone merge a bunch of tags?
The engine only starts awarding Generalist badges once the top 40 tags have at least 200 questions each. Reg tagged and re-tagged a lot of stuff this morning. Thanks, Reg.
Also see the data.stackexchange query “Is the site ready for the Generalist Badge?”. It shows question counts for the top 40 tags on a site. The database the numbers are drawn from is updated monthly. The last few lines of the already-obsolete present view are shown below.
Tagname Uses Questions Needed with this Tag... adverbs 269 -69 history 232 -32 tense 222 -22 word-order 210 -10 articles 190 10 writing 174 26 capitalization 169 31 possessive 159 41 antonyms 157 43 abbreviations 157 43 conjunctions 153 47 sentence 148 52