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Yesterday I asked my fifth question. Today when checking my profile I was told I got the badge "curious". I clicked ok and to track the next one, but the badge is not showing among the ones I got nor among the ones to track.

What do I do?

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    $\begingroup$ That's a good question. I'm not a moderator, but I have seen that you have no curious badge, which is confirmed by the list of users with the badge. But you should get it as you have 5 questions, upvoted all asked on different days... $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn May 11 '16 at 7:44
  • $\begingroup$ You achieved this badge only a short time ago - so this might be a caching problem. Try and wait another day or two to see if it appears. $\endgroup$ – T3 H40 May 11 '16 at 7:51
  • $\begingroup$ A caching problem since yesterday... is a long caching problem! Note that this claims that you haven't received it yet. $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn May 11 '16 at 8:41
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    $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin your link claimes he just got it (4 seconds ago). Seems like whatever it was, it has been updated. $\endgroup$ – T3 H40 May 11 '16 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ @T3H40 You are right. Next time it happens I will wait one day or two $\endgroup$ – SilverCookies May 11 '16 at 9:32
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You have just been awarded with your curious badge.

Seems like in conclusion you do not only have to be curious, but a little patient as well as it can sometimes take a bit until badges are awarded/updated.

This has obvious performance reasons, as stated here on meta.SE.

More detail can be found here:

Other badges (mostly the ones which can only be awarded once, like the specialist badges) are awarded by a background process which appears to run only once a day. According to TheTXI (comment below), this seems to happen at 0:00 UTC (at least on meta), but since we don't have an official word on this, it's hard to say whether it's the same for all sites or is consistent.

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So far as I see you should qualify for the badge:

  • You have a positive question record.
  • You have 5 upvoted questions
  • They were all asked on different days.

And yet you don't have it.

If you ask another question or get a few more upvotes that may trigger it to get past whatever the hitch is. Maybe you aren't quite upvoted enough somewhere or something similar.

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