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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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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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Serban Tanasa's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Should Proofreader be a Silver Badge?

Our help center is pretty clear in describing the classes of badges: Bronze badges encourage users to try out new features on the site. They are easy to get if you try! And that is specifically the ...
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Can't track tag badges properly

You can track both tag and normal badges, it's just a little further on the right for normal and on the left for tags 🦋 : Remember to switch to track tag badges instead of privilege, if applicable (...
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What Are the Requirements for the Tenacious and Unsung Hero Badges?

Your answers may have upvotes and downvotes, but those must balance out. Those badges are awarded through a job that runs daily. You must meet the criteria for those badges when the job runs. And ...
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Why Was the Explainer Badge Not Awarded?

The badge is awarded after a job runs, and it is not awarded for answers on questions that have been suspended. Seems like the question was put on hold before the job found your answer in there. If ...
The Square-Cube Law's user avatar
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Why would my vote totals for the day not be adding up?

I suspect that you need to vote more on questions. See Vote Up privilege in the help center. You get 30 votes per day to use as you please, plus 10 per day that are reserved specifically for ...
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Popping the "Generalist" Badge

Congratulations to all who got the badge!
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So Why Didn't I get my Populist Badge?

As has been discussed in the comments, awarding of badges doesn't happen in real time. If a badge hasn't been awarded after 24-36 hours, then raise the issue; if it hasn't yet been that long, just be ...
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one of my badge vanished

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 ...
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