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I'm Given Bronze. I Demand Gold Gold Gold!

Mortarboard is a bronze badge that is supposed to be reasonably easy to get if you put in the effort. Earning 200 reputation in a day once is not terribly difficult, and even easier with our upvote-...
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Upvoting while avoiding irregularities

I'm pretty sure that what you have in mind is just fine. What the system does look out for, though, is a large number of votes given to the same user. Such voting can be reversed, either ...
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The Completionist's Dilemma

This is not something I would support. Learn to live with disappointment, and I do not mean to come off snarky. The desire to be a completionist is admirable in my opinion (if you're not a little ...
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The Completionist's Dilemma

I understand that doing this may reduce the quality of site That should be your answer, right there. Why would we want to take active steps to reduce the quality of the site? I can see no valid ...
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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Badge Idea: Keyboard Coffee A question/answer that surprised you or made you laugh so much you nearly sprayed your keyboard with your beverage of choice.
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Shouldn't the Tumbleweed badge be either gold or burned?

Angelic sigh Sorry, that's the best I can do on the special effects. As others said, the badge lists are global and sites can't customize them. Take a look at the badge list here on meta, which ...
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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Badge Idea: Clickbait For a question title that when it made it onto the HNQ list people just had to click on it to find out what was going on...
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I think I got a badge by mistake

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 ...
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one of my badge vanished

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/...
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Badge viability

As far as I'm aware, there is no review of badges. This is probably simply because badges are an SE-wide unchanging feature, and I think it unlikely that there is any functionality to control badges ...
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Why would my vote totals for the day not be adding up?

This badge is a bit complicated because you get some votes that you can only use in a certain timeframe and only on questions. This is a feature to encourage people to vote on questions and not only ...
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Another badge question. Tag badges

The bronze badge is only awarded for a tag once that tag has been used on more than 100 separate questions. So far only science-based has enough although several more are getting close. The ...
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Shouldn't the Tumbleweed badge be either gold or burned?

As far as I know we can't burn badges. They are the same across the network. This leads to cases like Tumbleweed - on a site like worldbuilding, which is focused on creativity, it's nearly impossible ...
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Why hasn't the site awarded me the Curious, Inquisitive or Socratic badges?

Most likely, you have not maintained a positive question record. The formula is: $$\frac{(\text{total}_q - \text{negative}_q - \text{closed}_q - \text{deleted}_q)}{\text{total}_q} \geq 0.5$$ So a ...
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Why don't I have the Mortarboard Badge?

You need 200 points from votes and accepts (+2 and +15 from accepts and +x from bounties count) to gain the Mortarboard badge. The +100 from associating a trusted ...
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Where's my Badge?

Your Research Assistant badge was awarded, ironically enough, ten minutes after you posted your question. You posted your question at 23:10 UTC, and the badge was awarded at 23:20 UTC. As Monica ...
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Where's my Badge?

All the badges getting awarded run at different times to keep from bogging down the system. Usually within 24 hours most badges that you should receive show up. Some badges like the Unsung Hero has ...
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5 votes

Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Things that make you go hmmm. Answers that are surprisingly good but not in the expected way. Giving an unique view to answering the question (and still being a good answer!)
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Is something broken about the “necromancer” badge?

Badges are awarded when all the conditions are met. If the answer was posted on Feb 17 2017 but the conditions were met on Oct 28, in this case Answer a question more than 60 days later with ...
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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

I have one idea of a badge: "World Destroyer" - a question or an answer which aims on killing the most of people and/or destroying as much as possible. Because, lets face it, we love building worlds. ...
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Disciplined badge is counterproductive

In some cases, yes, it can be a problem. I tend to think that people will take rep over a badge most days of the week, but they can, of course, get the badge by simply deleting a post - and note that ...
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Shouldn't the Tumbleweed badge be either gold or burned?

I've gotten one on a different board. The culture and relatively small size of WB makes this impossible. The badge definitions are global.
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Am I missing a badge?

Yes, Mortarboard is only awarded once. This is the case with most non-question/answer badges, with the exception of a few like Socratic. Epic and Legendary are also awarded only once. See also here.
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Why hasn't the site awarded me the Curious, Inquisitive or Socratic badges?

I wonder what “positive question record” means exactly? @Brythan noted this link which gives a formula that is approximate or an early draft or something like that. (total questions - negative ...
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Topic Challenges - Badges

How about badges for ratio of votes per views? Statistically, a question that attracts many views will have more upvotes, but I am not sure it is always related... To get some idea to place the ...
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Medium Blog - Best of Worldbuilding

Trying to keep these searchable, all assume in the past 2 weeks/month/whatever: Up And Comer - Most popular answer and/or question that's the first post by a user. Bad Idea Generation - most upvoted ...
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Topic Challenges - Badges

Number of questions This is a badge that does not go to questions as such, but to users. Some users are particularly prolific on some topics and maybe the first one might receive a badge. Maybe not ...
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Another badge question. Tag badges

Just an update on our badges. For the generalist badge progress the top 40 tags have at least 20 questions asked each. We have 15 tags with at least 50 questions (resulting in 9 Taxonomist badges) ...
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Badge viability

Personally as a completionist I agree with you and it annoys me. Even on Stack Overflow there are badges that are impossible for anyone to ever get (precognative for example). I wish there was a way ...
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