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Why is there a Disciplined badge as well as Peer Pressure?

I understand the value of the Peer Pressure badge. If a post has a negative score, it means it is not a valuable one and deleting it by oneself cleans up the forum. But why give a badge for deleting ...
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Why am I not getting the curious badge?

It is showing that I have asked questions with positive votes on 7 different days but still I am not getting the curious badge? What is the reason for this?
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Why can't I track progress towards a [mass-effect] tag badge?

For some reason, mass-effect does not show up in the "Track your next tag badge" widget: I have a lot more progress towards mass-effect than towards any of these tags: So what gives? Why can't I ...
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"Yearling badge" reputation?

I was checking over the requirements for the "Yearling" badge after I earned it on the main science fiction site. It says "active member for a year with at least 200 reputation. If someone has only ...
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Do closed questions earn the Famous Question badge?

Specifically, this one...
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How can I earn the Cleanup badge?

How can I earn the Cleanup badge? It is written that "first rollback" but I don't know how to rollback. Can somebody please tell me how to rollback and what to rollback?
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What does the background color of a badge mean?

When looking through my badges, I noticed that some badges have a silver background while most have a black background. This occurs for both bronze and silver badges. All of my gold badges have the ...
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Why do we have no 'Stellar' questions?

How on earth is anyone ever going to get this badge? Stellar Question Question favorited by 100 users. This badge can be awarded multiple times. On StackOverflow there have been 4.3k Stellar ...
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Strunk and White progress link leads to 404 page

When I access the Strunk and White 'badge count progress' button on meta, it leads to the 404 "page not found" page for the low quality review queue
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What is the least awarded badge?

Does anyone know what the least awarded badge is? How many times it has been awarded?
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Extra Marshal Badges [duplicate]

Not that I'm one to complain about extra badges, but something seems to be up with the Marshal badge calculation, as I've just been awarded it two extra times on the main site. I've got 583 helpful ...
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What's going on with the "Marshal" badge?

I've just been awarded the Marshal gold badge twice. In 5 minutes. A) I was under the impression this was a "one time only" badge B) I'm not the only one who just randomly got it. 22 others seems to ...
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What constitutes a 'well received question'?

A few days ago, I was one question away from getting Curious. I then asked this question: What actually is Arithmancy? This question has (at time of writing) 42 upvotes, has been viewed almost 5000 ...
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Why does the "next badges" progress display sometimes appears in the "recent achievements" dropdown and sometimes not?

That says it all. Also, when I first noticed it, I asked about it on chat, and someone said something like "Apparently, it's had been there a while, but I just noticed it." Is it intermittently ...
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When will the generalist badge start being awarded?

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 ...
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What are the exact requirements for tag badges?

If you look at the description of the requirements for tag badges, it is actually pretty vague. For example, the silver badge requires a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers....
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Richard has too many badges! [duplicate]

Richard has way too many badges -- so many, in fact, that they don't all fit on the page! The linked answer may be found here. btw; congatulations on becoming a moderator, Richard!
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Why don't I have "Beta" badge?

I wasn't sure whether I was one of oldest users to participate during beta or not. After analysis, I found this: I posted first question/answer even before some top beta users signed up. It means that ...
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How does the "curious" badge work (conditions to be earned)?

By reading the description of the conditions needed to earn the Curious (or Inquisitive or Socratic) badge on the Help Center, it is still quite unclear to me what conditions are needed to earn it. ...
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Editing tags on old questions that I've answered

A lot of the story-identification questions that I've answered do not have the short-stories tag, although the answer is a short story and the question specifically called for a short story. Can I ...
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Number of badges gets cut off [duplicate]

This is similar to Bronze badge count gets truncated on the badge page, but it occurs in a different place (and may not have the same fix). This happens in the user info for questions and answers. ...
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There should be a badge for Q&As that receive unwarranted negative votes

If a question is asked that meets all other site criteria and survives any 'deletion review' process (not an obvious troll attempt, but a genuine question) yet for whatever reason receives multiple ...
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Didn't get mortarboard badge?

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?
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Are some badge awards delayed?

I answered a question that has so far received an acceptance and 11 points. For this I got the Nice Answer badge, but did not get an Enlightened (first to answer and accepted with a score of ten or ...
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Bronze badge count gets truncated on the badge page

It's a very minor formatting issue, but I might as well point it out. When looking at the list of people who have earned particular badges, it seems the columns are a bit too narrow for users with ...
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Mobile site does not update "last seen" on userpage

I'll likely be without internet a little over a month from now, due to moving. I don't want to break my (currently) 636 consecutive days visiting SciFi.SE, so I was checking my phone to make sure I ...
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"unearned" badges filter should exclude Generalist badge for sites that don't have it enabled yet

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/help/badges?tab=general&filter=unearned The new filter seems to have a small bug/feature: it lists "Generalist" badge ("Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score ...
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Why do tag badges show up as "Unearned"?

For those who haven't stumbled on it yet, one of the recent changes SE team made was to add an "unearned" filter to the Badges tab. https://scifi.stackexchange.com/help/badges?tab=general&filter=...
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Does editing Meta posts count toward the editing badges?

Just curious: Does editing meta posts count toward any of the editing-related badges, or do the badges only take scifi.stackexchange.com posts into consideration? . I did check to see if this ...
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Tenacious-Silver vs Unsung Hero-Gold

Here are two peculiar badges that have never been earned: Question is, why is there a gold badge, at this slightly-advanced stage, with double the requirement of a silver badge that for all intents ...
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Didn't get Vox Populi Badge

I voted 40 times today (main), but I still don't have a Vox Popluli Badge. What's going on?
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Badge for somehow hitting 666

Given that the scores seem to be given in order's of 5's and 10's with the odd 2's, sitting on 666 seems likely rare. A badge for this would be interesting.
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PSA: use this nifty Data Explorer query to see how close you are to Taxonomist badge

I haven't seen that query on DataExplorer before (searching for "Taxonomist" in query list). For your pleasure, I present: How close are you to a Taxonomist Badge
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How is Generalist badge supposed to work?

Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. http://data.stackexchange.com/science%20fiction%20and%20fantasy/query/35591/generalist-progression-updated (also, updated and ...
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Should 'Research Assistant' badge description be updated?

The current badge description is misleading. It currently reads: RESEARCH ASSISTANT Edited 50 tag wikis. I had thought it strange that only two users had achieved this silver badge, but thought that ...
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How did I get a Caucus Badge?

How did I get a Caucus Badge when I was not even very active on scifi.SE when the scifi election was taking place??
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How can I find the badge ID for a per-tag badge?

Say, I want to find the list of users who have a silver harry-potter badge . For non-per-tag badges, you can go to the list of badges, and click on a badge name, which takes you to a list of badge ...
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What's the deal with the election badges?

Why did everyone who participated in the election a few months back earn the appropriate badges yesterday? Election page, which shows the date range of the election. Started Jan 23, ended Feb 7. ...
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Migrated questions. Is there a badge for that?

Badge suggestion: A badge for for having ten migrated, worthy but slighty out of scope, highly viewed or upvoted questions. Maybe call it the "Golden Goose" badge? Are there any badges for combined ...
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Can closed questions still earn badges?

I've asked a couple (OK. A few) questions that have been closed. I've noticed that they still seem to gather additional "views". Can closed questions still earn badges? And, no, I'm not sure if I ...
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Proposal for a new badge (for losing LOTS of rep to rep cap)

It seems that it's fairly easy for active users on SciFi.SE to go over the rep cap (or at least, not very hard). We have at least a couple of people who are known to do this frequently, and probably ...
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Is it impossible to earn the Fanatic badge twice?

I received the Fanatic badge a while back. Today I've been on the site for another 100 consecutive days, but I haven't earned the badge. Looking over the list of all the people who've gotten this ...
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How long does it take for badges to be earned?

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 ...
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Is it possible to lose badges?

For example, the populist badge is awarded when an Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x This can obviously fluctuate. For example, if the accepted answer ...
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How do you know if you're supposed to get the Electorate badge?

I just reached 600 votes, but I wasn't awarded the Electorate badge. How do I find out what my ratio of Qustion:Answer votes are?
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Is there a bug with the populist badge?

The Populist badge is defined as Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x. This badge can be awarded multiple times. At the time of this asking, and for ...
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