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Are “old” questions/answers eligible for badges?

This is a trivia question, the only reason I dare to bring this up is because we have entertained similar curiosities here on Meta about the functioning of MO. An old accepted answer of mine from ...
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What is a 'question record', in particular a positive one?

The description of the `curious' badge reads: "Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". What does the last part mean?
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Many answers, each one with many votes

Just by curiosity: This recent question has had five answers so far, and each answer has gotten more than 10 upvotes. I think this is quite exceptional (unless the questions are CW of course). How ...
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Bug with Marshal badge

I don't know exactly what happened, but in the last 7 days I have received twice the Marshal badge (which I had already earned in Apr 13) without raising more than 1500 helpful flags. Now in my ...
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Should a closed question award “famous” badge?

I'm looking at this question, which got closed as a non-question, and yet did award its author in the "famous question" badge. Technically it passes the 10k views, but I think this is either a plain ...
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Socratic badge-how to get it?

In the description, one gets (gold) socratic badge if one "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record ". I Don;t understand what does it mean, ...
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Curious, Inquisitive, Socratic badges

I've suddenly earned several Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges. I'm curious: Are these newly created badges?
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Receiving a badge for an answer before providing the answer

I just noticed that I appear to have received two 'necromancer' badges before I even gave the corresponding answers: for instance, compare the dates on the list of badges with the date on this answer. ...
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Does Mathoverflow really want the 'Publicist' badge?

I enjoy the rewards system on the Stack exchange network. I learned some time ago that you can easily earn gold badges on all sites by picking the most interesting questions and using the "Share" ...
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Tag scores, tag badges, and CW answers

I have a couple of questions concerning the score for specific tags, and the corresponding tag badges. It appears that community wiki (CW) answers do not count towards tag badges, even when they ...
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Why aren't the Precognitive and Beta badges retired?

The Analytical badge is retired, presumably because it is no longer possible to obtain it. If this is not the case, please let me know. If it is the case, shouldn't the Precognitive and Beta badges be ...
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Tumbleweed Badge: Proper Response

Being a European, I doubtless do not fully understand the associations of the Tumbleweed badge that I have just received. Is there a MO consensus about the appropriate reaction?
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The mysterious Sportsmanship badge

MO 2.0 has a new badge: Sportsmanship: Up voted 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score. I'm curious whether this badge really makes sense in our community- I think I ...
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The mystery of the Strunk & White badge

Where did my Strunk & White badge go? In the previous version of MO, it was awarded to whomever edited 100 posts... Now, it's awarded to whomever edits 80 posts. I'd recently acquired it, but it ...
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How long will it take for all my badges to turn up?

By current count I have 3 silver and 4 bronze badges. This is a lot less than I had before. Do they just turn up in dribs and drabs over 24-48 hours, or what? Not that I'm driven by badges, but I'm ...