As of today I'm at 100 consecutive days.

How long does it take for the Fanatic badge to be earned?

Yesterday it took like 4 hours for the Electorate badge to take effect, but previously for lesser badges, It was a matter of minutes to get a badge earned, sometimes it was instant.

Is there a time that everyone needs to wait in order to receive some badges?

(inb4 we don't need no stinkin' badges)

  • Badges? I'd sell 'em for rep.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 7:26
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    Was there really any value to this edit?
    – phantom42
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 14:08
  • The fanatic badge may have prompted the question, but the question was about the timer in regards to all badges. Moreover, the question is five years old and has only had 60 views in that time. Do we really expect a flood of people to come in here suddenly looking for this information that it needs to be edited, or are we just looking for things to "fix"?
    – phantom42
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 23:01
  • @phantom42 - Well, I think it’s a helpful edit (even KutuluMike put it back in after removing it), and it makes things more clear. Whether many people will see it…probably not, but meta has low traffic in any case. As to whether adding “Fanatic” is right there, note that the original said “How long does it take for the badge to be earned,” not “a badge.” So I think the referent of the second sentence is clearly the Fanatic badge.
    – Adamant
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 4:56
  • Pointless edit if you ask me.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Sep 11, 2016 at 9:19

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Badges run at different frequencies. In general, be patient for 24 hours.

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