The Generalist badge description reads:
Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of the top 40 tags.
There’s a hidden rule about when the badge gets turned on:
One thing the badge doesn't say, is that there must be at least 200 questions in all 40 of the top tags before this badge is awarded to anyone. That's why you won't see it on meta for a bit longer, or any new sites for about a year.
So far, nobody on the main site has been awarded the badge.
But it seems to me that we’ve met the conditions for the badge to be awarded, and have done for a while now:
- Looking at the tags page, the 40th top tag is [suggested-order], with 202 questions. The most recent question in this tag was July 8th, nearly a fortnight ago, so it’s been >200Qs for a while.
- At least three of our users (no surprises – DVK, Thaddeus and Richard) all meet the tag badge criterion. It seems like they should have been awarded this badge.
Why hasn’t the badge been awarded yet?