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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 "...
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 "...
status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts.
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. ...
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.
It's intended to be read as
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 ...
Sportsmanship is also listed as a moderation badge in the list of badges, perhaps because voting up is considered 'moderation' on Stack Exchange, and an important one (it's even mentioned in the tour). I guess it's equally valid to regard it as an answer badge.
Why was it chosen? It turns out that it was the initiative of a community (Mathematics Stack ...
Are you using the proper share links? They look like this:
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: ...
Someone's made an SE Data Query for tracking the pundit badge progress.
That link is for AU, but you can switch the site on the page.
Your user ID will show up in the URL when you go to your profile. Yours is 527350. Your highest scoring comment is 6. You need 8 more ...
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 earlier &...
No, I don't think they are too high. Each SE site has its own voting culture, and it's been noted time and again that we don't vote much - we vote less than, for example, Unix & Linux. We have only two 100k users, U&L have two of those and one 200k user. They also have awarded the Legendary badge thrice. Yet we best them on all but one of the traffic ...
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:
I have always felt that Sportsmanship is the single most important badge for elections. Posting 100 answers isn't much, really. Not if you're an active user of an active site like this one. All of our current moderators have somewhere between twice that number and 20 times that number. I, an ex-mod, have ~10x that number myself.
However, the importance of ...
The only thing you need to do is be patient.
Updates for a whole variety of statistics do not update in real time, including, but not limited to;
These processes are actioned by scripts running at set intervals in the background. Certain actions (like receiving the mortarboard badge, amongst others) only ...
The Legendary badge is there to be hard to get. Epic was not that hard to get :)
"and none has ever been awared Legendary"
One of us soon will reach it. I am not that one by the way since I am on 76/150 (in case anyone wonders how to find out: see https://askubuntu.com/reputation at the bottom).
Quality over quantity :D
I can't say how? but I am sure that is not system fault.
For consecutive days, days are counted in UTC. In India (since you are from Gujrat) the new day counted after 5:30.
But you can know which day(s) you have missed.
Go to profile and click on consecutive days link.
1.My consecutive days in U&L. The gaps shows not visited days.
What you're referring to is probably editors and it takes 2000 rep to become an editor.
On the main site, if the user is a few 100 rep, he's just a user that has to go through a review process before his/her edits are approved.
On Meta, only 2000 rep users can edit as per Zanna in the comments.
For all privileges and the rep they need look here
I'm not ...
You just missed it this year, here are the results.
The only thing I can do to help you here is to point you to the SO email settings and advise you to check the box for research. This way you should get an email for the next one.
To add to Kos' answer, if you select the Electorate badge as your next tracked badge and then click on it you will get the following dropdown which makes it a lot clearer that you have two conditions you have to have met at the same time. It also tracks both of them separately.
Here is my approach to earning badges:
I just keep using the site, ask questions, answer questions, vote on stuff I like, edit, flag, ... and much much more.
Over time badges came in, one after the other. Mostly they were a real surprise. I had to look up what I got them for. For some of them I did not even know they existed. Some were introduced later and ...
Not all badges will cause a notification to a veteran user such as yourself.
We limit these to avoid "spamming" your notifications - the "Curious" badge is one that we deem to be "Veteran worthy", the "Benefactor" badge, not so much (after all, you already know you awarded a bounty).
Depends on the badge. Badges such as Autobiographer(awarded when the user completes all user profile fields) are not awarded everytime the user completes all fields(if he removes/edits any field).
However, badges such as Stellar question (Question favorited by 100 users) awarded to the OP everytime a (new) question is favourited by 100 users.