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How do you get the Excavator badge?

I have edited some posts of mine and others which are older than a year, including modifying some tags, but I did not get the badge. How exactly do you get it? Does it have to be precisely inactive ...
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Can we add on the help page which badges can be obtained multiple times?

The help pages for badges list them all, nice, but it is unclear which badges can be obtained multiple times. Could this be indicated, please? For some this is rather obvious, like, "Enlightened: ...
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User is receiving badges for review tasks they could not have performed

I have come across a user who seems to have accumulated "Steward" badges at an impossible rate; I believe there must be a bug in the platform. They received the badge 18 times in the 8 hours ...
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Why did I not get my badge? [duplicate]

Its been weeks since I asked 5 well received questions, but I haven't yet received the Curious badge. Can anybody tell me the reason to this?
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"Talkative" badge on meta

Yesterday I was awarded the Talkative badge on the main site for one message being starred out of ten message posted in chat. According to me, chat is same for main ...
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How do tags get associated badges?

I have a general question about how topic tags become associated with a vote-based badge. For instance, if I receive 100 upvotes on answers for at least 20 non-community wiki answers with the ...
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Is it possible to see how many times a particular tag badge has been awarded?

I'm curious because the main badges have a count associated with them (i.e., "altruist, 177 awarded"), but it's not apparent that you can find out how the number of times a tag badge has been awarded. ...
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What's the motivation behind the "Enlightened" badge?

Why does being the first person to answer a question (which is accepted with score 10 or more) merit a silver badge? This seems like a quite arbitrary requirement to me. Is it just to incentivize ...
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How to get the Bronze Editor Badge

I was trying to get the Bronze Editor badge, so I edited one post by fixing a few grammar errors and making the question clearer. However, I thought editing was a privilege only earned at 2000 rep? ...
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Is there some kind of bug preventing me from receiving the "Curious" badge?

According to this I have 17/5 for the Curious badge. So I have effectively 'earned' this badge more than 3 times over. So why haven't I received it yet? I have maintained a positive question record so ...
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What exactly are the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges awarded for?

In the Badge section, what is meant by the following badges: Tenacious: Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total Unsung Hero: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% ...
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"Favorite Question" badge awarded multi times

As you can see, every time somebody favorites a question, which is already favorited by at least 25 users, it appears that(although actually it's not) an extra "Favorite Question" badge is awarded to ...
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Disparity between votes cast and electorate badge count

Before I got the "Electorate" badge which is awarded for Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. I noticed that there is a difference between the vote count it shows ...
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How to access badges in phone app?

I can't find how to see the badge counts etc on the phone app. is it not an implemented feature or am I blind?
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User progression

For users to progress with badges they have to criticise. Is there a worry that if the badge is earned by criticising someone with little background in the subject will put them off asking questions? ...
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Bug about the Enthusiast Badge?

Yesterday I've been awarded the Enthusiast badge because I visited Physics Stack Exchange 30 days in a row (31 days now). However when I click on the "Recent achievements" icon, I can see that the ...
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The 'populist' badge

Can someone explain exactly when this badge is awarded? Highest scoring answer (a) that outscored an accepted answer (A) with score of more than 10 by more than 2x I understand that (being a the ...
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Is there a way to check voted comments?

I wonder if there is a way to check more or less quickly if your comments where voted. I specifically had the problem that I wanted to check how far away I was from the "pundit" medal, that requires ...
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Significance of ''separate days'' in the new badges?

Recently, three new badges have been introduced here - Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic, which are intended to appreciate asking good questions. (Good is interpreted in terms of how well received the ...
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Meaning of non-community wiki answers?

The badges section mentions that when someone earns ''at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers'' in a specific tag, he/she gets a bronze badge for that tag. However, the ...
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Opinion for bracketed point system for users

I am a little nervous to saying about this for fear of losing rep points but, I feel that users with more reputation should lose more reputation for making the same "mistakes" as newbies (like me). ...
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Is there a way to find out how close you are to the Epic and Legendary badges?

Is there a way to find out how close you are to the Epic and Legendary badges, that is how many times you've hit the daily limit? I've seen clever things done with queries so I'm guess there is a way ...
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Why aren't serial upvoting of questions reversed

Serial upvoting of a single user's questions I have little doubt are detectable and reversed... But what about dumping the daily allotment of 40 votes in a short amount of time on many questions from ...
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Why aren't badges removed?

Why aren't badges removed in some cases? For example,when I downvote a question and remove the downvote I get the badge.
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How to get Announcer badge?

How to share a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses. I want this to earn the announcer badge.
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Should we have badges supporting consistently good answerers/askers?

This discussion is mainly intended to focus on supporting good answerers. There are already a decent amount of question badges. I was thinking that we could introduce a bronze, silver, and gold badge ...
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Congratulations Luboš Motl [closed]

Luboš Motl has become the first ever user on Physics.Stackexchange to get a Gold Badge for a particular topic . He has earned the Gold Badge for quantum-mechanics , all time top user in the tag. ...
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What is definition of "active" during private beta phase?

Here is the BETA badge which says: Actively participated in the private beta. What is "active" here?
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Should we have a badge / recognition of well-cited answers? Questions?

It has been said that "citations are the source code of Physics.SE" References are how citations are added to a posting. Should we recognize good citation/reference practices via: a badge after a ...
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How to recalc a Flair bug?

This is also not a BIG issue (same as that of my previous question along with disclaimer...) Incorrect reputation being displayed - where Manish explained me about recalc'ing rep. But, there is some ...
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badges: current status

I was thinking that user in Physics.SE or other SE sites should know the current status for their eligibility for a badge. For eg. say the gold badge Marshall, which has a silver counterpart Deputy. ...
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