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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

This is not a mistake. It’s an intentional change to the site that the board and moderators agreed on. We coordinated poorly and did not have a formal announcement ready when the change rolled out; ...
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Filtering out the Autobiographer badge from "Recent Badges"

UPDATE: We've blocked Autobiographer from appearing in the recent badges list network-wide so I've removed the general block of bronze badges described below. For more information on the changes that ...
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Viewing reputation and badges is now opt-in and compatible with the new front page

Maybe it might be useful to collect examples of some situations where it is actually useful to see the users reputation. (In the other words, some cases in which MO users might want to switch the ...
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

For users with an ad-blocker who want the old behaviour back: it seems adding to your ...
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Can I retag questions to get a topic badge?

Yes, that would work; your tag scores are recalculated once every 24 hours and they will be based on the current tags of the question. Those tag scores affect badges; you can even lose a tag badge ...
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How could I compute my "candidate score"?

The criteria are described exactly in What are the details on the "candidate score" which shows during an election?. Moreover, What would my Election Candidate score be? includes a link to a ...
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What is a 'question record', in particular a positive one?

If half the total number of questions asked (including deleted ones) is greater than or equal to the sum total of (1) the number of deleted questions, (2) the number of questions with negative net ...
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How did I earn the Announcer badge?

Generally, only links from outside the network should count for publicity badges (Announcer, Booster and Publisher). But it seems that there are some technical reasons which might cause that sometimes ...
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What's going on with badges?

Because of the notifications, I happened to notice earlier today that my bronze badge count showed 1030, but now it shows 918. There is a recent announcement about change of logic how the publicity ...
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Are "old" questions/answers eligible for badges?

In fact you have received the enlightened and nice answer badges for this post on July 18 2016. You'll have to scroll a bit down or even go to next page. Here is screenshot from your page listing ...
6 votes

Bug with Marshal badge

This bug was reported yesterday, and is now partially fixed. See: Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over and Extra number of gold badges appearing in profile. The consensus from ...
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How does one check progress towards a (second) Socratic badge?

Although the question is about progress towards the specific badge, maybe it is useful to include also some details with a brief explanation how to run SEDE queries when you want a look at a specific ...
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Should a closed question award "famous" badge?

What is better, to erase/hide mistakes from the past, or leave them and learn from them? The question was asked years ago, when the MathOverflow forum was hardly a year old, and the community was ...
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The meaning of the badge "Sportsmanship"

Well, it's quite simple. Just look at answering questions as a kind of "competition" between answerers. If the same question has several answers, the answerers are competing with each other, and the ...
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Are all terms clearly defined in Help fragments? If not, who can contribute?

Your post touches on several questions - probably the most important is the question who can edit help center and how can regular users contribute. Who can edit help center? As a rule, most parts of ...

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