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9 votes

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

The rules are being changed; you're getting one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a queue. See this comment by Stack Exchange staff member @animuson: There's supposedly an announcement about ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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8 votes

Why is there no badge or points for the number of times a question has been "favorited?"

There are such badges: Favorite Question – silver, question favorited by 25 users. Stellar Question – gold, question favorited by 100 users.
Wrzlprmft's user avatar
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6 votes

Why am I not able to receive the "Curious" badge?

You may have also posted some other poor questions (downvoted, deleted) leading to not having a positive question record. The formula for one's question record is given in this quote from Meta: A ...
JJJ's user avatar
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6 votes

What is the "10 extra votes for questions" function?

Voting is a network-wide thing rather than an ELU-specific thing, and I think this is answered by an Meta.SE question, What's the difference between Suffrage and Vox populi badge. It's not ...
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

I am a compulsive tidy-upper and throw-it-awayer, so I jumped on the Delete Queue enthusiastically and voted to delete five questions I thought had no redeeming qualities. I was too hasty on one of ...
ab2's user avatar
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5 votes

Purpose of Badges?

Badges reward good behavior The blog post that first announced badges describes their purpose thusly: Our goal with the badges is to encourage people to a) have fun and b) use the Stack Overflow ...
Laurel's user avatar
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4 votes

Purpose of Badges?

They are akin to getting "achievements" in computer/console games. Badges are one of many ways that Stack Exchange games you to participate more in it, as are points, privileges and the like.
Arm the good guys in America's user avatar
2 votes

How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

Update SEDE 20-11-2016: There are now over 3.200 questions with a negative score. There are now ~600 closed questions with a negative score and pending delete votes.
Helmar's user avatar
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