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Should I be happy about the tumbleweed badge?

I think of it as a pick-me-up thing. It's like SE saying: You didn't get anything useful, so here's badge to cheer you up! So, yes, be a little happy! :) Poking around on Meta SE: this is exactly ...
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Icons of the badge counts

Based on the idea from the math site where they use different shapes for bronze, silver, and gold badges, what about having different prompts for ours? Gold could be a (root shell) #, but I'm not sure ...
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What is curious badge and why I am not getting it?

The full badge description is: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record A "positive question record" is defined as: (total questions - negative ...
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Should I be happy about the tumbleweed badge?

Even more than with material things the acquisition of virtualities like badges on StackExchange is not something you should make your happiness depend upon. Did you ask a bad question? Maybe, but ...
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Icons of the badge counts

I was bored so I re-made the badges' design proposed by Jeff Schaller. My take on it is according to the aviation.SE, which has the biggest badges that I managed to find on SE (increased here by a ...
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Bug in review badge award algorithm?

You're right, Steward can now be awarded multiple times: Steward badge can now be awarded multiple times -- backfill details. This is rolled-out in parallel to Visual design changes to the review ...
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I'm being attacked by a Click Robot cycling addresses

This happened to a number of people. Regarding the "Announcer" badge: A bug was fixed. See Suddenly getting "Announcer" badges every few minutes? (and then Missing publicist badge?) on ...
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Does fanatic badge counts access from the app?

Yes, according to this answer from a developer. This other answer defines "real" access as access to non-"homepage style" pages. I know the login page and the question list don't count as real, but ...
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How to find out which post I got the 'Peer Pressure' badge for?

You made it sound like you get this badge all the time; it should only be awardable once. You got it when '403 Forbidden' error only appears on Linux system; other devices connect fine from same IP ...
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Definition for Curious Badge

Everything is detailed in this meta post on the badges, Asking days badges. excerpt well-received question on X separate days A well-received question is one that's open, not deleted, and has ...
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Is the tag badge allocation broken?

Tags aren't considered for tag badges until they're used on 100 questions; pacman is only at 86 questions
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What are the criteria to get the Socratic badge?

Ask 100 different Q's that are over the course of 100 unique days and have at least a +1 on said 100 Q's. This meta question titled: Asking days badges explains the well received as follows: excerpt ...
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abuse of the Peer Pressure Badge?

We'd rather you didn't; the intent is to encourage you to delete bad posts, not to post more of them. See Flaw in the Peer Pressure badge, Badges should reward positive behavior
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Why am I not being awarded the curious badge?

I believe you're missing the deleted questions. As Michael did previously, I took the apparent formula: (total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5 and ...
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