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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 the intent. And it's sort of fun, also useful because it gives us a data point about how many questions are utter failures in the system (not due to the user's ...


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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 how to differentiate silver and bronze (> and $?) Update: Based on feedback in the comments, here's a clearer proposal: Gold: #_ Silver: $_ Bronze: >_ ...


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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 questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5 I won't post the exact number here for privacy, but yours is under 0.5. The problem is if you have a ...


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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 not necessarily. If you look at who recently got the tubmleweed badge, you can see that several a day seem to be given out, and the total given out is ...


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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 factor of 10): I draw the black pixels to show how I measured it, the image suggests that SO/SE badges are 16x16 pixels sprites. The aviation.SE badges are not ...


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All metas work the same except Stack Overflow, which is treated like a normal site in the network because it predates Stack Exchange's expansion into many separate sites. MSO has a problem where people who post ideas can often lose rep because the idea gets voted down, even though the post itself was well written. The per-site metas avoid this problem by not ...


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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 the main Meta site. You can't give badges back. Regarding the hats: No, you can't unfortunately keep the hats that you earn in the "Winter Bash" past January 1. ...


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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 viewing any individual question does


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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 address was automatically deleted as part of a daily cleanup routine (it falls under the last category). I think this might actually be a bug, since Peer Pressure ...


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Tags aren't considered for tag badges until they're used on 100 questions; pacman is only at 86 questions


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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 A well-received question is one that's open, not deleted, and has a score > 0. If you ask at least one well-recieved question in a UTC day and none of ...


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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 a score > 0. If you ask at least one well-recieved question in a UTC day and none of your questions that day are deleted, downvoted, or closed, you get ...


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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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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 plugged in your numbers (according to my interpretation, which counted duplicates as also being closed) and came up with a number less than 0.5. I based my "duplicate"...


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The situation is IMHO even worse than you describe, in that the person originally doing the research for a duplicate does not get to review the question as they already have voted the question to be closed. Finding a duplicate, which I agree is one of the harder tasks if you don't happen to remember to have seen the question before, is thereby not rewarded ...


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Analytical is actually impossible now, you can't earn it anymore. It's a known problem, but they haven't gotten around to fixing it; they're either going to come up with a new way to earn it or just replace it


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