I got the steward badge twice for reviewing the closure queue.

A screenshot showing that I got the Steward badge twice for Close Votes.

I enjoy getting them as much as Muttley does, but I want to earn them fairly. I thought it was given only once per queue, and even if it isn't, it should take me 2,000 reviews, no? I only did 1,138 so far.

Is this a bug?

  • $\begingroup$ Same here on WB.se and EL&U.se They've both been retracted now however, so presumably it's all sorted. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 1, 2021 at 4:10

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Indeed, the rules are being changed; you're getting one Steward badge for every 1,000 reviews in a queue. See this comment by Stack Exchange staff member @animuson:

There's supposedly an announcement about review updates coming out today, if it hasn't been published somewhere yet. Seems the code is getting ahead of itself.

However, there seems to be a bug, that's why you have two of them even with 1,138 reviews:

This is my bug, caused by a temporary issue with and old batch job running after a migration took place. I have a fix I can roll out in a few.


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