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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

Association bonuses (and bounties, had you had any) don't count toward the total. It comes from upvotes (+10 per answer vote, +5 per question), accepted answers (+15), and the odd +2's you get for ...
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Why am I not notified and my reputation is not increasing when my comment is upvoted?

You ask about earning reputation for posting comments. Because comments are "second-class citizens" on SE, they do not accrue reputation and you are not notified of votes on them. The only thing ...
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"Reviewer" badge cannot be selected as the "Next Badge"

Quite a few badges aren't in the tracking list. (There are about 15 badges I don't have but only 4 show up that I can choose between for tracking) Some of those at least will probably be for reasons ...
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An answer posted 30 seconds after the question was closed; how is it possible?

There's a grace period after closure where an answer can still be accepted (however the Post Your Answer button becomes disabled, so you have to be clever enough to ...
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Q: Is this a Critic badge bug?

You have downvoted a few times - sure, you then changed the votes to be upvotes, but the system recorded those downvotes, making you eligible for the badge.
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Answers appear sorted by date and not by the vote count

It's by design. You control the order by clicking one of the three options at the right in a banner preceding the answers:
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Why are there 500+ entries in the Late Answers queue?

There were more than 500 entries because the criterion for sending late answers to the queue has changed. Before the change only late answers from users with reputation up to 10 had their answers ...
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

The ghost wiki excerpt eventually disappeared, even though I am not sure if this happened on its own or was a result of something me or @gung did (see here). I was not able to edit https://stats....
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Unexpected reset of the daily login count (towards Enthusiast badge)

Probably not a bug, but I hope this answer can help you narrowing down your issue. First of all, one needs to understand what is a 'day' in Stack Exchange and realize that badges like Enthusiast and ...
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"Reviewer" badge cannot be selected as the "Next Badge"

Note also, as suggested, I asked this question on SE meta, and the answer there was These badges are intentionally not available in the badge progress selector because they would require ...
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

When merging tags, the tag wiki (and excerpt) are transferred to the destination tag only if the destination tag does not already have a wiki. This behavior allows tags to be renamed via merging while ...
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