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 ...
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 ...
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 "...
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 ...
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.
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.
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 &...
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 ...
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 original poster is the person who marks answers as accepted.
If you look at the answers that user has posted they have a bunch of accepted answers with a score of zero, thus earning the badge.
I think the idea is to reward people who are quietly answering questions and not getting recognition from people other than the person asking the question.
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.
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
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.
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).