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What good are the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

They're in our Q&A system for sites like Stack Overflow where it's much, much harder to get upvotes. SO for example has 65k Tenacious badges and 26k Unsung Hero badges. After so little engagement ...
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I just earned the Generalist badge…

The site itself only just met the minimum qualifications to award the Generalist badge: One thing the badge doesn’t say, is that there must be at least 200 questions in all 40 of the top tags ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

I like the dice badges, and I appreciate their minimalistic design: they're dice if you look (the RPG.SE banner d20 is right there for the comparison) but they don't call attention to themselves. I ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

Make the Badge icons we already have even better. I've taken the liberty of creating a few mockups of possible badge designs that keep to the dice format while maintaining its linework at lower ...
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Is the "Vox Populi" badge working?

Many badges don't get awarded the very moment you meet their criteria. Instead, they get checked and awarded periodically by scripts that run every few minutes or hours (sometimes lots of hours), ...
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Can our badges be some symbol that's more recognizable than just featureless hexagons?

While they are dice, if we're going to change them, we might pick different types of dice for the different badges. A triangle (four sided die), a square (six sided die) and an octagon (12 sided die) ...
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Does Deleting Comments Impede People from Earning the Pundit Badge?

We do not delete highly rated comments except for cause.
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Unawarded Badges?

Badges are awarded by scripts that run occasionally to check whether their conditions have been met. Either the script did not run in the time interval when the conditions were met and the eligibility ...
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

Once comments are actioned they should be removed. Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes and we don't keep them around longer than we need them. If a comment requesting clarification or suggesting ...
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Didn't get the Electorate badge

You now have this badge -- the system awarded it a couple of hours after you made this post. Many badges don't arrive the instant you qualify. There are scripts that run throughout the day which ...
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What privileges, exactly, come with tag badges?

Bronze and silver tag badges confer no privileges. If you have a gold tag badge then you earn some privileges related to duplicate closures. The Dupehammer: When a question has your gold-badge tag, ...
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Is editing tags enough to quality for the Illuminator badge?

Editing tags is not enough From the general meta on badge earning, you can find the Illuminator family of badges details which include: Only body and title edits on the question count, tag-only edits ...
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No Enlightened badge to go with Nice Answer on first-posted accepted answer?

          Badges come as do     Enlightenment and patience:           On the ...
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Re-earned all my tag badges at once

This should be resolved. Lots more details on what happened and why are available on this answer.
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Why aren't the badges Precognitive and Beta retired?

This is a side effect of badges being a network-wide system. Badges don't get retired from just one site; they get retired from the network wide badge system as a whole. The beta badge being retired ...
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When is a tag on a question counted for badges?

Your tag score is recalculated each day. Quoting from this meta.se post: What is a tag score? A tag score is basically the combined total of all the upvotes (+1) and downvotes (-1) you've accumulated ...
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How does one earn the "Socratic" badge?

You have to ask at least one new question on 100 separate days. The earliest time you can get this badge is therefore after 100 days of participating on the site, where you ask one well-received, not-...
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Why doesn't my curious badge count all my well received questions?

The script that checks the progress for this badge only runs once per day, as the question has to be well-received at the end of the day (UTC time). That also means the question must have had a ...
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Re-earned all my tag badges at once

This seems to be a recurring event It looks like whatever job is responsible for awarding (and unawarding) tag badges is acting up and reawarding badges to some users. Looking at the recent badges ...
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Does the answer need to be upvoted within 12 hours to qualify for the Illiminator badge?

Yes; only the edit needs to be within 12 hours of the answer. The moment of the upvote (actually, the score being > 0) doesn't matter. Let's say that you answer something, and: You edit the ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible