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Just doubled up on gold Steward badges... badging bug?

I have, for some time now, had all 6 gold Steward badges for 1000 reviews of each type. These badges explicitly say they are awarded once per review type only. (And I haven't made 2000 reviews of ...
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Why am I not able to receive the "Curious" badge?

I was just going over the badges which I have received and I tried to track my next one. I found that I need to ask 5 well received questions on different days. My badge shows 7/5, but still it is in ...
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Purpose of Badges?

I've received quite a number of badges, but although I've searched in meta and in the main English site, I couldn't find what the point of badges is.
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Why is there no badge or points for the number of times a question has been "favorited?"

Why is there no badge or points for when people "favorite" your question? Or is there, and I just missed it somehow?
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'Newest badge' links to wrong post

On my profile page, my newest badge was shown: Cleanup. However, it linked to the wrong question; I actually earned it for rolling back the vandalism in this question. The link on the badge page ...
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What is the "10 extra votes for questions" function?

I have gained both the "Suffrage" and "Vox Populi" badges, but I still don't understand the concept of the "10 extra votes for questions" function! The topic has been discussed on Meta, but I don't ...
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Badges that were supposed to be awarded

I have had badges in the past not get awarded to me. For example, the one that won't be awarded to me currently is the curious badge. It has that I have more than 5 positive questions asked but will ...
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

The theory is that bad questions get closed and eventually deleted. The problem is that that does not happen: Here are over 2,000 closed questions with negative vote totals that are just sitting ...
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

My question is simple: how can we get more people to edit postings so they look better? There are badges, but it doesn’t seem to work: Awarded Badge Name Type ======= ================== =...
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Are there badges or extra reputation points awarded for milestone answers?

Is there or will there be a special award, badge, or event for site-wide milestone answers, comments, or questions? For example, the person who has the 100,000th accepted answer to an ELU ...
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Am I being robbed of my rightful review queue badges?

I've never really taken much notice of "review queue progress" (or badges in general, to be honest). But I just realised that although several other users have a steward gold badge (for completing at ...
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How curious are you? — or — Tallied ELU “Asking-Day Badges”–Proposal Results

How we fare in the new badge proposal In the MSE posting Asking days badges, there is a proposal to create a new trio of badges for asking “good” questions on distinct days. Its basic metric for ...
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A single vote closes a question! Have I just been granted "superpowers"?

I just cast a closevote (duplicate) on this question, which at the time had no comments, answers, or votes. As I write, it says Marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers 2 minutes ago, and there's an ...
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User has Mortarboard but answered no questions

I see that Michael has the Mortarboard badge, but has asked and answered no questions. Is this a bug?
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No gold badge after 10000 views?

One of my questions has reached 10000 views, but I haven't got a gold badge still. Is it because of a rounding, i.e., is the count in between 9500-10000?
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How can I view all my statistics about the badges?

I am trying to obtain more badges on ELU. For example, to gain Archaeologist, to which I am intersted to, I need to edit 100 inactive posts but I am not keeping track of the number of posts I've ...
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So, what happened on the site that we all suddenly got "Generalist" badges?

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 ...
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Where do I find my badge history?

Where can I find my badge history? I would like to know the date and time I earned a certain badge, the post(s)/edit(s) for which I earned it, along with the current list of all badges I hold. I ...
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Multi-line populist badge

The badge image (as shown above) takes up multiple lines here. The badge icon is on one line while the badge name is on a separate line.
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Reviewer badge - new?

Is the reviewer badge new? Reviewer 300 reviews, over 60 actioned I've only just noticed it and I see that nobody has it (and there are no relevant questions on meta). What does it mean? Is it ...
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How to earn Deputy or Marshal badges when you have over 3,000 reputation?

These badges are described: Deputy: "Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" Marshal: "Achieved a flag weight of 749 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" My flag ...
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Generalist badge "Top 40 tags"

The Generalist badge states that a user needs to provide non-wike answers of 15 total score in 20 of the top 40 tags. I've got two (okay one) question(s) about this. I would say it pretty obviously ...
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"Citizen Patrol" badge mis-titled

The explanation for the "Citizen Patrol" badge is simply "First flagged post", which is admirably concise, but wrong. It should be "Flagged first post", because the badge goes to the flagger, not the ...
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Add a badge for the user who was the first one to vote to close questions, when X% of the voted questions was really closed

Note: I am not referring to flagging; I am referring to voting to close a question. Who has the privilege to vote to close doesn't use flagging, except if the question is spam. The purpose of the ...
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Should we have badges for high-voted comments?

Bronze for 10, silver for 25, gold for 100? I had a notion that there used to be such badges, but I can't be sure.
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On a CW question edited by more users, and with a score of ten, who gets the "Nice Question" badge?

The question What are some slang words for "police" in countries besides the US? has a score of ten, and it has been edited from three users. Who gets the "Nice Question" badge? Is it given ...
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What is the purpose of the "disciplined" badge?

Which type of behavior is the "disciplined" badge trying to promote? Why users who deleted their own posts, which had a score of at least three, would get a badge?
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Used up all my votes, but no Vox Populi badge?

Twice since joining this site I have used up all my votes in a day. I thought this should have earned me the Vox Populi badge, but it has not. Is this a bug, or do I misunderstand the badge ...
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The pager for this badge uses a page more

The pager on the mortarboard badge page reports three pages, but just two pages are used. The users with that badge are 120, and 60 users are shown for each page; the third page is empty.
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What are the actual requirements for the "Copy Editor" badge as well as the "Strunk and White" badge?

I looked up my edits, and I found out that I had 275 edits. However, the Strunk and White Badge says 80 posts edited will get the badge. Is there some kind of a catch, or did I misunderstood the badge?...
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conditions for populist badge

I'm a little confused as to the conditions for the populist badge. My understanding is that any answer that has a score of at least 11 and more than double the accepted answer earns it. But how come,...
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Can we have a feature to opt-out of "reputation"

Personally I dislike all the game-mechanics stuff (badges and reputation). I appreciate that others like it, but I would like there to be way to opt-out. Questions and answers would just then have the ...
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Should Strunk & White be a GOLD badge on this site?

Or at least there should be a gold level badge for it.
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