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

Even after reading the community manager guidance in When Should I Vote to Delete, this still doesn't strike me as a high-value activity. Some might consider these questions "broken windows", but if ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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A single vote closes a question! Have I just been granted "superpowers"?

Yes, indeed: you are now a Superhero, able to wield the mighty Mjölnir. Notice the gold badge where the diamond would go:
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How curious are you? — or — Tallied ELU “Asking-Day Badges”–Proposal Results

A couple of clarifications: The score for determining a "positive record" does deduct a point from the numerator for each negatively scored questions, closure, and deletion. So if your first question ...
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How curious are you? — or — Tallied ELU “Asking-Day Badges”–Proposal Results

All of us would love to see more good questions on the site. Creating a badge for good questions seems immediately like a good idea. So, on the one hand, I like it. However, I'm uncertain if the bar ...
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

The (possibly overlapping) reasons I can think of that might discourage people to edit less-than-optimally phrased questions are as follows: 1) The question is not interesting enough, or seems too ...
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

There's nothing wrong with encouraging folks to contribute to the site in new ways, but a lot of this question seems to be geared at highlighting that only a couple people are doing the bulk of the ...
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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 ...
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Badges that were supposed to be awarded

The Curious badge is awarded only when two separate criteria are both met: Asking a question that is open, not deleted and positively scored on 5 separate days Having a positive question record, ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Badges that were supposed to be awarded

The badges are awarded algorithmically. As you can see, the curious badge is fairly rare, having been awarded less than 1000 times overall. According to this answer, the badge's criteria are: Curious ...
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A single vote closes a question! Have I just been granted "superpowers"?

In regards to your concerns over the use of this feature: I wish to note that we created this feature specifically for sites that get so many duplicate questions every day that it is not feasible for ...
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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.
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

The fact that editing bumps a post probably stops 90% of my would-be edits. "Avoid trivial" is another 9%. -I would certainly love fix that spelt mestake for u, but they aksed me not too. On a site ...
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Are there badges or extra reputation points awarded for milestone answers?

Stack Exchange already has badges for milestone achievements. There's a gold badge for a great question which has earned 100 upvotes https://english.stackexchange.com/help/badges/42/great-question ...
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Am I being robbed of my rightful review queue badges?

Just open the question in a new tab. The vote page will be there waiting for you on the original tab when you're finished looking at the question.
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Can we have a feature to opt-out of "reputation"

My advice is simply to ignore the aspect of EL&U's game mechanics that you dislike. A number of users with high reputation scores at this site have observed that the scoring system favors short, ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible