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Badges are awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site

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Why was the only thread with the Reversal badge deleted?

I notice that the Reversal badge has been awarded just a single time, to @Macallan in 2015. I was rather sad to see that for something this rare - an answer ...
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Unexpected reset of the daily login count (towards Enthusiast badge)

I am logging into the site everyday, for the "Enthusiast", without fail. However today the login count was reset from 22 to 1 ! What should I do? EDIT While going through the activity log and votes ...
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Is there a way to upvote comments?

I was looking at possible badges I could earn on CV. I think there was one where you could earn the badge by voting for a specified number of comments. I have seen numbers to the left of some comments....
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It ...
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“Reviewer” badge cannot be selected as the “Next Badge”

Why aren't the reviewer or steward badges shown or selectable as "next badge" on the user activity page? They are shown among the help-center badges.
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What is a well received question?

The criterion for 'curious' badge is to post 5 'well received' questions. Although the answer to this is probably quite simple, still, I do know what well-received means in practice.
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10k views badge bugged?

I didn't get badge for 10k views on What is the .632+ rule in bootstrapping?
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Q: Is this a Critic badge bug?

I got Critic badge yesterday, but My user page > Activity > votes > downvote say "you have not cast any votes". It seems strange, so I report it. I have something likely come to mind. After I voted up ...
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Introducing and (Re)Inventing Some Old and New Badges

Update: not all badges in the the list of badges are trackable in the badge tab of your profile - so badges that don't show up in the badges tab can still be earned (with few exceptions) I noticed ...
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40 votes won't trigger the Vox Populi badge

In my profile I can see the following track of the vox populi badge: However, if I want to vote a question, I get the message: Is there sort of a restriction to this badge?
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Bug in displaying the list of review badges

Badges such as "Custodian" (bronze) to "Steward" (gold) are awarded for each of the six review types. However, in browsing the list of users who have been awarded a badge, CV reports the same users in ...
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How do users go about reporting errors in Badge Stats (particularly for participation badges)?

For the past few weeks I've been signing in every day to check various posts and noticed that I was getting close to an Enthusiast Badge, having accumulated 21 or 22 days out of the necessary 30. I ...
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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

I had got a reputation of 225 (200+) on a day, but wasn't awarded the Mortarboard badge. So, just wanted to know whether the badge is still active or is the explanation of the badge wrong; so that it ...
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What is the “take home” message if I get the tumbleweed badge?

My question (In inverse theory, how do I transform the averaging kernel matrix to a new grid?) earned me the tumbleweed badge: Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views ...
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Who decided what badges there are and how you get them?

I was looking through the badges. Some have never been awarded! Some seem pretty much impossible to get, and one or two seem to be almost "anti-badges" - e.g. "unsung hero". Are these badges the same ...
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Followup: Generalist Badge. Why not gold?

@JeffAtwood said "But it is a very hard badge to get; much larger sites only have ~20 users with the badge." So why isn't this a gold badge? Edit: Nevermind. In a case of "I should've checked SO-...
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Explanation of the Generalist badge

The explanation of the Generalist badge is “Active in many different tags”. This explanation is less clear then the ones of other badges. Especially what does many mean here?