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Badges are awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.

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Badges appear to have disappeared [duplicate]

It looks like badges are no longer showing on users when browsing questions/answers: The badges appear while the pages loads, but as soon as the mathjax fully loads, they disappear. Checking other SE ...
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Viewing reputation and badges is now opt-in and compatible with the new front page

This announcement is a little late (see the discussion here), but in response to discussions over many years, we (the moderators and board) have implemented a change to the site where by default, ...
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How does one check progress towards a (second) Socratic badge?

Not to take anything too seriously, but how does one check progress towards a (second) Socratic badge? I've seen a script for another Overflow site, but it doesn't seem to work here.
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

Right now it seems that a bug is affecting MO: reputation and badges are no longer displayed next to the users' names. This happens both on the front page: as well as on pages of individual questions:...
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Filtering out the Autobiographer badge from "Recent Badges"

As discussed in this recent post, there is currently an influx of a ridiculous number of profile spammers showing up with the Autobiographer badge in the "recent badges" box on the MO ...
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How could I compute my "candidate score"?

I have noticed that, during elections for moderators, the candidates are awarded a "candidate score", computed from their activity on MO. Is its algorithm public, so that I be able to ...
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Can I retag questions to get a topic badge?

This is just something I was wondering: I currently have 19 non-CW answers in real-analysis. Could I just go through my old answers looking for a question which involves real analysis but hasn't been ...
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How did I earn the Announcer badge?

Description of the Announcer badge reads Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded multiple times. I have just earned the fourth one. And for none ...
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What's going on with badges?

I noticed that there have been a huge number of badges awarded today and yesterday and perhaps for the past few days, particularly for the Announcer and Booster badges, mostly for posts that were in ...
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Are all terms clearly defined in Help fragments? If not, who can contribute?

I could be hypocritical and not specify the specific case that induced this question. But actually I am after a golden badge :D Its description says this: Ask a well-received question on 100 ...
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The meaning of the badge "Sportsmanship"

I would appreciate if you explain on the meaning of the badge "Sportmanship". It is described as below but I can not understand what does it mean. May you describe this badge in an equivalent words?...
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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 ...
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