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Let's integrate Ask Ubuntu badges with the operating system!

Jono and Marco have been working on integrating the Ask Ubuntu badges you earn here with the Ubuntu Accomplishment system. This is basically badges, but at a higher project level, so of course we ...
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What copyright license are the Badge images under?

I am working on a desktop application that displays information about what badges a user has earned from AskUbuntu.com, and we would like to display them using the same badge images (though scaled to ...
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How to get Vox Populi badge

If I know right i can use maximum 30 votes in day. How can i get Vox Populi badge when it needs 40 votes: Vox Populi Used the maximum 40 votes in a day.
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Is it a good or a bad sign that I get the "notable question" badge for a zero-votes question?

I just got the "notable question" badge for Let Xorg listen on TCP, but only to localhost?. This means the question got 2500 views ... It is my first notable-question badge at all on the SE network, ...
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What does the golden dot after the username in close banners represent?

Users usually don't have any extra symbol after their names. Only moderators have the diamond symbol. But today I saw a golden dot after a name on a close banner of a question. What is this and who ...
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Problem with the "Announcer" badge page...

https://askubuntu.com/badges/57/announcer As you can see in the above screenshot, if the question is too long, the information about the user who received the Announcer badge is cut off.
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Why is sportsmanship considered under the moderation badges in election statistics?

I was looking at the election page and was surprised how some of the nominees don't have 100% of the moderation badges. Only to find out it was the sportsmanship badge that is missing. That badge ...
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Illuminator badge, too hard to get?

Looking through the badges page today, I noticed there is only a single badge that no one has ever earned here, the Illuminator badge. description Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions ...
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Can we earn badges by sharing a link somewhere other than Twitter and Facebook?

As far as I understand from the related page, at the moment we can share a guestion on Twitter and Facebook and seems that there's a possibility to earn announcer, booster and publicist badges for ...
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Why do repcap badges exist on Meta? How did people get them?

So, I was looking at my (rather depressing) meta profile badge to-do list when I noticed something interesting: The repcap badges are present! Upon digging a bit further into this, I noticed that ...
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How can I see per-badge completion-status?

Is there some way I can see what my per-badge completion status is? For example, to view the completion status for the Electorate or Copy-Editor badge I can go to the review page and take a look at ...
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What is required to become a moderator?

I can see some moderators editing posts here... These moderators have little reputation points such as 100 approx. and few silver and bronze badges. I wish to know what it takes to be a moderator on ...
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Custom badges on Ask Ubuntu

My question is can new badges be added or removed from the already list of existing badges?
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What constitutes an "edit" for badges?

What counts as editing, specifically for badges such as Strunk & White, Copy Editor, Excavator and Archaeologist? Does retagging count? Editing my own posts? Rollbacks? (I assume so.) Flagging? ...
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Is there an askubuntu button I can put on my site?

I have seen the flair boxes which look kinda funky, but what if I want just a little badge to go along with other ones like you see on the left of http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/ ?
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Why haven't I received my Electorate badge yet?

The Electorate badge is given when a user votes 600 times and 25% of the votes are on questions if I understand correctly. I reached that couple of months back and while looking at my profile now, I ...
Nitin Venkatesh's user avatar
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What is meant by the phrase "first tag wiki edit"?

I find this badge tip extremely confusing: tag editor. What is meant by the text provided?
Trey Gordon's user avatar
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What's the purpose of the Reversal badge?

No one has ever been awarded this badge, what is the purpose of having it?
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Unsung Hero Badges

It says Zero Score Accepted Answers more than 10 and at least quarter of the total. How is the count of Zero Score Accepted Answers taken? LATEST EDIT: Are answers to own questions also taken into ...
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How exactly is the electorate badge earned?

I'm looking for a clearer explanation of the Electorate badge as the explanation given doesn't seem clear: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions This seems ...
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Why have I just received another two Marshal badges?

Why have I just now received another two Marshal badges? I got my first a few months ago. Surely you should only ever get it the once.
Martin Thornton's user avatar
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What does the "First rollback" description mean for the badge Cleanup

I do not understand what the description "First Rollback" means for the badge Cleanup. What is a rollback? Can someone please explain to me what this is?
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Why is my Badge Count Different

Early July 19th I had 24 bronze badges and now they are 23 what gives?
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Yearling badge awarded multiple times today

I'm getting some odd behavior on the site today, it's awarded me the yearling badge 5 times over and keeps doing so every hour or so, perhaps in response to some actions I'm taking, but I can't tell ...
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Privilege for editing tags is at 500 rep but I already have done it before!

When I go to privileges, I see that at 500 reputation I will get the privilege to edit tags to questions. But the strange thing is that I have already edited tags before. It also says that I will ...
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How do I earn the student badge?

I do not understand this explanation of how to get to be a student. First question with a score of 1 or more Is there an online manual with this info?
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What does "non-community wiki" mean?

I am a bit confused about the Tag badges. For ex, a Bronze tag badge for 10.04 says Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the 10.04 tag I know what ...
Registered User's user avatar
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Better Understanding Badges

There are a couple of Badges that i do not understand the explanation they have on how to obtain them. For example: Epic Badge (Silver) - Earned at least 200 reputation on 50 days Does that mean ...
Luis Alvarado's user avatar
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What do you consider a well received question?

How many positive arrows does a question need to be considered a well received question?
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Why are there "Tag Badges"?

Sometimes when I come to a user profile page, I will see some "Tag Badges" like the 10.10 badge, the unity badge, and the installation badge. Not only these. But I can't find "Tag Badges" on this ...
Emerson Hsieh's user avatar
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Badges getting cut in half

Seems like the badges are getting cut in half. Attaching the screenshot below
Deepak Mahakale's user avatar
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

My reputation points and badges suddenly stopped increasing on Ask Ubuntu... I have done some reviews today and I was also supposed to be awarded a gold badge for editing 500 posts. This started ...
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Announcer badge not received

I shared a questions with high views more than once but never received the Announcer badge. I even shared the same question someone had his badge by sharing it and still didn't receive mine! What ...
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Missing badges in flair

I placed flair on my blog. It updates my reputation (Edit: Now that, it doesn't update anything) but my badges is one less than the actual. I have 3 badges but it displays 2; it doesn't take the ...
marenostrum's user avatar
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Enthusiast badge

I was hoping for enthusiast badge which requires 30 consecutive days of visit.On 27/10/2015 around 00.10 am,it was showing 7/30 means 7 days out of 30 but today it is displaying 1/30.If anyone could ...
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Badge doesn't update reputation in real-time

My Ask Ubuntu badge is inserted on my personal blog. So, when I visit my blog or I write on it, I can also check my status updates. But today, I have observed that the updates are not not in real-time,...
Cristiana Nicolae's user avatar
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Badges descriptions should be rewritten

Taking this as base: Better Understanding Badges many badges descriptions should be rewritten for the user to understand them better. There are a lot that can be understood in several ways and if ...
Luis Alvarado's user avatar
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I didn't receive the notification that I'd gained a badge

So in my notification list, I have "You have earned the Curious badge'. But I received the Benefactor badge yesterday and I didn't get a notification for it. Why is this? Is it not meant to or is it a ...
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Ill gotten Mortarboards?

I got curious about the Mortarboard badge (200+ rep in one day) today and took a peek at several awardees' profiles to see what I could learn from their high score answers. I discovered that for a few ...
Paul's user avatar
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Countdown for badges

Is there any possibility to see the progress of badge achievement? I mean, let's say that it is needed X action to get a badge, and I fulfilled (X - Y), so, I would like to see something like this ...
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Track pundit progress

Is there a way to figure out how close I am to getting the Pundit badge? Even a way to sort my comments by score would be plenty, but I don't find any way whatsoever to do it, and I don't feel like ...
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edit count difference

There is a difference in approved edits and actual edits in my profile Editor Stats shows Mudit Kapil had 503 edit suggestions approved, and 67 edit suggestions rejected But Badge progress shows ...
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Is it possible to Ask Ubuntu identify my GMT Time Zone?

I was interested in the Fanatic Badge as I access Ask Ubuntu in a daily basis, so I started accessing it every single day. Although I live in Brazil, and my GMT is -3:00, and some days I can only ...
Rodrigo Oliveira's user avatar
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Earned Announcer badge - Dont understand how

I recently received a notification that I had earned an Announcer badge But why? I understand the badge I earned on April 25 but I don't remember answering the question Webcam doesn't work in browser…...
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2 tags meaning the same (Badge and Badges

There are 2 tags with the same purpose: Badge and Badges. I think badges should be used instead of badge since it includes one or many badges.
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Can I get a badge more than once?

If I get a badge once, can I get another if I do the same thing again? Say for example the "Stellar Question" badge: If I have 2 questions favorited by 100 or more users, do I get the badge twice?
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The annual Stack Overflow survey

I am trying to earn badges. How do I complete the stack Overflow survey?
Aaron Stone's user avatar
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What is Tenacious?

I do not understand this badge. It says: zero accepted answers: for whom ? for me? I found one user having this badge without posting any question. How could be? This is the user's link. Can you ...
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I do not understand some of the badges

Specifically , the "good answer" and "great answer" two, it seems I have a few answers which would qualify. Keep the Ubuntu package version I'm using now That answer has 5 upvotes. It is not ...
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Curious badge strangely not awarded yet (in meta)

Why is the curious badge still there? It has been for days, and it says 5/5. Update: it seems I do have 5 upvoted questions in meta PS: I'm not desperate for badges (at least not in meta). But this ...
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