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Please remember that an important goal of these accomplishments is that the documentation should be detailed: think of it as a wikipedia for how to get started with a particular Ask Ubuntu badge. To write an accomplishment file do this: bzr branch lp:ubuntu-community-accomplishments cd ubuntu-community-accomplishments/accomplishments/ubuntu-community/en/...


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I would say no. Ubuntu is a community project and a where a person works has no bearing on how correct their answer is!


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I think you're talking about these two recent posts: 2 year old user is a new contributor? Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes? These were edited by Shog9 and Adam Lear. These two guys are Stack Exchange employees, so they have network-wide phenomenal cosmic powers and mod diamonds everywhere they go. They don't have ...


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This is a golden tag badge! Its owners may cast immediate close votes, just like moderators, on questions with the specific tag. This only applies to duplicate-votes at the moment, though. Currently, there are only two tags where golden tag badges exist, which are command-line and virtualbox. And of these badge types, only 4 badges were ever awarded on Ask ...


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I have thought of this a few times, and I like the idea, but it may have drawbacks. I will try to list a few here and maybe others can follow up. Canonical is not well loved by some in the open source community. Exposing (especially "low level") Canonical employees via a badge is invitation to harassment. It would be possible to moderate such activity, but ...


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It's brand new. Some people had the previous "almost unattainable badge" reversal. So, no. Not too hard.


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This is covered by this MetaStackoverflow Q&A ... plagarising unashamedly.... This is totally by design... If 1 in 3 of your votes are on questions, you will get 40 votes. If you vote on less questions than that you will get less (lowest is 30) ... and Jeff Atwood has a great blog - its well worth a read. So how do we encourage people ...


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Even a bad question can attract a lot of search engine traffic. That's honestly not pointed at your question but we do have a lot of poor questions that attract a surprisingly large amount of traffic, usually because they're full of the right keywords. While this does show up what people are having problems with it's not a reflection of what people with ...


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I'm sorry, but using those images in your software would not be appropriate. Only the user-contributed content is covered under the Create Commons license. The logos and other site elements are copyrighted. Be careful, because some of the elements of this site have also been licensed to us by Canonical and are protected. Please see our Trademark Guidance ...


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Nice ideas would be: Does not have a life Badge - Awarded for 200 consecutive days Forever Alone Badge - Awarded for 365 consecutive days and no girlfriend detected over that period. Keep on Rolling Badge - Gain 100+ points every day for 1 week. Sonic de Hedgehog Badge - Gain 100+ points every day for 1 month Trololol - Have 3x more comments than all of ...


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Before you reach 500 reputation all your tag edits are revised by some one with more reputation, namely someone with more than 2000. So yes, you have edited tags, yes you have gotten your badge for editing those tags, but only after 500+ reputation you will be able to do it alone ;)


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Let's split the condition you have to meet in order to be awarded the badge into two different conditions: You must have voted at least on 600 questions; The total number of votes cast on questions (>600 per the previous condition) must constitute at least the 25% of the total numer of votes cast. So the bare minimum "range" to meet both conditions is the "...


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I just upvoted your question. Now you should have a question with "a score of 1 or more". While you are on this site, you will begin learning about how it works and things you can do. When you ask a question and someone gives it an upvote, you get the badge "student". When you answer a question and someone likes it enough to upvote it, you get a badge "...


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status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts. The Badge Keep in mind that the requirements for the Copy Editor Badge are as follows (bold emphasis mine): Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits) If you look at your reputation tab you'll note that there are a number of deleted posts that correspond to the edits you made. ...


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Found this at meta.stackoverflow: Edits to your own posts do not count Edits to CW posts do count Edits that consist only of tag changes do not count Tag wiki edits do count Edits you suggest before gaining full edit privileges do count, once approved Strunk & White badge missing Does retagging a question count as an ...


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Your interpretation of the electorate badge is incorrect. The user should have voted on 600 questions and not just vote 600 times along with the added requirement of at least 25% of the total votes are being voted on questions. Evidence: The snippet from the badges page: The snippet from my review page: You can verify that those are the exact number of ...


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If a question is a duplicate it automatically gets forwarded to the master question, I don't think this increases the view count; unless there are answers posted, in which case you can flag to either have those removed, or (if they're good) flag and ask for a merge so all the traffic is going to the master question. If the person is getting a bunch of views ...


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Often, the system does not calculate badges immediately, but only after a delay. This is because a constant recalculation will tax the servers heavily. Therefore, you must wait until the next refresh for badges to show. Also, if after some time, you do not see your badge, clear your browser's cache.


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No reputation is earned on meta but the system still keeps track of it in the backend with vote counts.


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It's intended to be read as non-(community wiki) rather than: (non-community) wiki That is, "non-community wiki" (in this context) means posts that aren't community wiki, rather than posts that are wiki in some way other than being community wiki. You might want to submit a bug post on Meta.SO requesting the wording be changed, if you believe it's ...


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You get it the first time you edit a tag wiki. A tag wiki provides extended information about a tag, which can help to set the boundaries of how it's used. Here's the command-line tag wiki as an example.


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Most editing privileges mean editing without approval. You can submit an edit before that, but it has to go through the review page.


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If you have 10k reputation, you can have a look at this deleted question. If you don't, here are the headlines: The question was in a terrible state, and it got -12 as a consequence: Just read details I had windows vista basic i replaced it {completely} using ubuntu 10.10 disk I downloaded the wireless driver from aditional drivers I ...


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A rollback is when you undo an edit, see here: What is a 'rollback'?


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Are you using the proper share links? They look like this: http://meta.askubuntu.com/q/8835/449 The segment on the end is my user ID on Ask Ubuntu. That's how the link is tracked back to my account when somebody clicks it. That's how the badge is earnt. To rephrase, if you're just sharing the full links (like the one you see in the browser address bar: ...


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Unsung Hero gold; awarded once; same family as Tenacious (silver) Have more than ten accepted answers with a score of zero, and have those zero-score accepted answers account for at least 25% of all your accepted answers Only accepted answers at least ten days old are considered Community Wiki answers, deleted answers, and self-accepted answers are not ...


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So how could they exist? They don't. The Ubuntu fairy hand-embroiders them and leaves them under your pillow....when at least 20 of your answers to questions containing that tag have a combined score (upvotes) of over 100.


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Only if the badge says so. You should check the respiective badge's page. Example, a badge which can be earned multiple times (highlight by me): However, if a badge doesn't specifically say that it can be earned multiple times, assume it can't:


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We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes to drastically reduce the load on SQL Server. It now takes advantage of some pre-compute work we're doing to track badge progress in the profile. However, I screwed up 2 queries, specifically the text names of the badges that prevent duplicate awarding. I was thinking to myself ...


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