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What does the background color of a badge mean?

Silver badges are Tag badges As can be seen on the Badges page. All other badges come up as black. The reason you have no gold badges that are silver is because you haven't answered enough questions ...
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Why do we have no 'Stellar' questions?

There are two factors at play here Number of users. As mentioned in Valorum’s answer, Stack Overflow has a hundred times as many users as we do. Usefulness of answers. On a site like Stackoverflow ...
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Why am I not getting the curious badge?

You also have seven deleted questions. (You can't find them using search since you have less than 10k rep, but you will be able to see them if you're given the links. Let me know if you want me to ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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What is the least awarded badge?

Excluding gold tag badges, of which 5 are completely unique, the single rarest badge on SFF:SE is the Illuminator Badge which has only been awarded to one (awesome) user. Edit and answer 500 ...
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How can I earn the Cleanup badge?

"Rollback" means rolling a post back to a previous version of itself. You can do this by looking in the revision history of any post and clicking the "rollback" button on an earlier revision. Note ...
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Do closed questions earn the Famous Question badge?

Yes. You'll find several cases of this around the network. See, e.g., on Meta.SE, Why do questions closed as too specific count for question badges (e.g. Famous)?. For a random example, see on ...
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Why can't I track progress towards a [mass-effect] tag badge?

Per the main Meta post on tag badges: What tags are eligible for badges? A tag must appear on a minimum of 100 questions to be eligible for tag badges. We currently have 68 mass-effect questions, so ...
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Why do we have no 'Stellar' questions?

I'd suggest it's mostly down to the size of the user-base Stack Overflow = 5.9m users. SFF:SE = 40k users It's also the reason why it's possible for a question to have 15,000 upvotes and over 7000 ...
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"Yearling badge" reputation?

It doesn't have to be your anniversary for the Yearling badge to be awarded. Based off this Meta FAQ (specifically this answer), when you meet the requirement for the Yearling badge, you will get it ...
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Why is there a Disciplined badge as well as Peer Pressure?

Sometimes, score doesn't reflect actual post quality. Maybe an answer got upvoted and then you realised it was wrong. Deleting poor content even if it loses you some rep points is perhaps even more ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Why am I not getting the curious badge?

If you track the badge on your profile page it will say something like: need positive question record Presumably you have some deleted questions and they are negatively scored and/or closed. You ...
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Strunk and White progress link leads to 404 page

The button is gone, so this is no longer a problem:
Laurel's user avatar
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4 votes
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What constitutes a 'well received question'?

The problem doesn't seem to be that question, but the other one you posted on the same day. You asked two questions on December 31st (that I can see; I don't know if you have any deleted questions on ...
Jason Baker's user avatar
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What's going on with the "Marshal" badge?

Oops. Looks like someone at SE Towers pressed the wrong button/s. Excavator and Marshall badges are being awarded over and over We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes ...
Valorum's user avatar
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2 votes

Migrated questions. Is there a badge for that?

You can get the bronze badges Student and Scholar on the new site for a migrated question. I got the badges on Chemistry SE this way, for question migrated from Physics SE. Similarly user “guest” ...
b_jonas's user avatar
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Why do we have no 'Stellar' questions?

We have one now. What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in? reached 100 users who favorited it in April of last year.
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