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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 before this badge is awarded to anyone. ... I don’t feel you can accurately measure a generalist until the top tag list settles down. Approximately seven ...


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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 think it's totally fine that they aren't obviously RPG-related symbols. It's not like english.se's badges are iconic of their topic, and they look great! Still, ...


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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), according to how server-intensive the badge is to check for, and how often people get it. You'll probably get the badge later today. If you don't get it for a ...


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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 resolutions, as well as a badge edit of the favicon: Here's also some mockups provided by @MrLemon after taking the available sprite sheet and encoding it into a ...


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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) for example could work. They are still quite minimal (just basic shapes) but I think most RPG'ers would recognize them for what they are (more easily than the ...


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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 was never noticed, or it did run in that interval, but the awarding of the badge itself is still “in the mail,” so to speak, and will be awarded later. No way ...


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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 improvement has been actioned, flag it as No Longer Needed. If you left the comment and it's been actioned, delete it yourself. There's no need to upvote the ...


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We do not delete highly rated comments except for cause.


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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 check for people who should get a badge and award it to them. Badges not earned frequently are checked for fewer times per day, leading to potentially a few hours' ...


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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, your votes to close it as a duplicate are unilateral. This means it is immediately closed as a duplicate of whatever you said because you said so. This is like ...


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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 do not.


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          Badges come as do     Enlightenment and patience:           On the wings of time


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This should be resolved. Lots more details on what happened and why are available on this answer.


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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-closed, new question each day. For example: if you ask one today, it counts as one. If you then ask two more questions tomorrow, they count as one for that ...


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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 positive net score. That means that you don't get the progress for the question you asked today in the progress bar today. But tomorrow it should get updated and show ...


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No, it doesn't. The only queue that you get credit for from participating outside of the queue is the Edit Queue. As far as the why, my guess is that it simply comes down to the fact that the queue is a specialized tool added much later than the features it tracks, so those features haven't been tied back to their respective queues.


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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 stream for both main and meta (main is presumably cut off due to other earned badges). No points for guessing how I noticed. And again and again on meta. I'll ...


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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 question 12 hours before or after answering it. This allows you to edit now, answer later — or answer now and edit later, when you have the time. Your edit isn't ...


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The description for the Nice Answer badge says: This badge can be awarded multiple times. You earn a new one each time you meet its requirements, for each answer that meets it. Your gold or silver badge never 'replaces' your bronze badge: you get it in addition. I still have a Nice Answer badge for each of my answers that also earned me a Good Answer ...


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