Yesterday (Feb 11th) I gained 240 reputation, but I didn't get the Mortarboard badge.

Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day

Anyone know why this may be?

  • 1
    It can take a day or two. Give it some time. Feb 12, 2014 at 0:28
  • 1
    Don't despair. Mortarboard is pretty easy to get (on this site... SO is a bit harder) Feb 12, 2014 at 2:39
  • I've waited a week and still not gotten mine. Jun 12, 2014 at 19:23
  • Now it's nine days. I'd like the badge. It's a good one. I had +216. Why no badge yet? (June 5th on my history to verify, should you care to.) Jun 15, 2014 at 2:39

1 Answer 1


The association bonus doesn't count towards Mortarboard (or the day's cap). Sorry, but you'll have to get 200 from upvotes, accepts, and bounties.


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