Technically you can get the Tumbleweed badge for a number of reasons, not all of which are contingent upon you asking bad questions:
Asking them at the wrong time, so they get pushed off the front-page and nobody sees them
Tons of other editing/review activity goes on whenever your question gets promoted to the front page, so it doesn't get to stay there ...
I often ask niche or difficult questions, and I often get tumbleweed badges.
Part of the formula is low views, so I see them mostly as a useful notification that very few people are looking at my question and that I might therefore need to do more to get it seen.
Ways in which I've responded to Tumbleweed before:
Migrating questions to a different site. ...
No, there is not a change to get the beta badge in retrospect of the beta. However, plenty of SE websites are currently in beta or about to go into beta. (Check the list at Area 51 SE) You could participate in any of those to get the Beta badge there.
The lack of information describing your exact progress towards badges has been indicated by Jeff and/or the other developers to be an intentional design choice 1, 2 so anything of this nature is unlikely to be implemented
However, if you look at the Data Explorer, you will find quite a few queries that will help estimate progress (do remember the data ...
The badges are not per site. They are all the same on every site, and thus, newer sites will actually have this badge with members who have it.
Despite that, about 2 years ago it was removed from Meta.StackOverflow. We really should be getting it removed on all meta sites, and trilogy sites.
I asked about this on main meta, since I feel this is a broad, network wide issue, and I came across this entirely by accident.
This... has been going on a while, and our spammers are actually seemingly adapting to be less visible. I can't find the exact question but stuff like not allowing links in profiles is aimed at making the site less attractive to ...
You only posted 10 tag wiki suggestions total:
You also edited tag wikis four times:
pxe, Jul 20
nas, Jul 20
shell-script, Jul 20
802.11, Aug 29
The rest are tag wiki excerpts, and they don't count, similar to how editing tags doesn't count towards the Copy Editor badge.
I'm not sure where the ...
See here for the meta.SO FAQ entry:
How do "badges" work?
Badges are a way of recognizing users
who contribute to the website. There
are many ways to contribute, and
consequently, there are many badges.
Basically, badges are never created by users, even high-rep ones. The badges that exist now are more or less fixed, ...
A competing answer, in this context, is any answer made by another user on a question where you already have an answer with a score of one or more. Note that only votes made after this criteria is met count (so if you upvote then post, it doesn't count).
As per the List of Badges on MSO:
silver; awarded once
Cast 100 upvotes on ...
In case anyone else has the same confusion I did, I'll answer my own question.
The badges reference page describes the various collections of badges. The collections are "question badges", "answer badges", "participation", "moderation" and "other". These collections all have bronze, silver and gold badges. It left me with the impression that separate ...
Badges are something to be worked at and are a sign that you are contributing to the site. There are a few easy badges to get you going such as the "Student" and "Teacher" badges but the majority of them require at least some work and having more "low level" badges would seriously dilute their value. There really are quite a few badges out there, there are ...
No, as this would change the meaning. The badge requires 600 votes on questions, your suggestion requires 600 votes on anything.
gold; awarded once; same family as Civic Duty (silver)
Vote on 600 questions, and have at least 25% of the total number of votes cast be votes on questions
Comment votes do not count
Tim Stone earned Mortarboard on meta.SU, not on SU. He earned it for several posts related to July 2012 election.
Although reputation on meta is taken from the main site, the badge mechanics, including the badges based on reputation, still works, giving you badges based on reputation
(from Should I really have been awarded mortarboard on a Per-site meta?...
There's two (normal) situations that I can think of where this badge would apply:
The disciplined user posts a duplicate answer around the same time as another user. Upon checking the question later the disciplines user sees the duplicate, and removes their own answer.
On a fast moving question with lots of views and eyeballs, it's possible that their ...
First of all: I generally like the idea of being able to give some kind of feedback to edits, even if the editors themselves already have enough reputation to edit without needing peer review. Feedback is always good since it helps you along your path.
And as you said, you acknowledged that you've made some rather weak edits yourself, but if you learned ...
OK, let me explain:
You don't get +200 rep when you're awarded a Yearling badge
Yearling badge is awarded if you earn 200 rep in the last calendar year
You get a +100 rep bonus if you have atleast one account on the network with rep > 200.
Your reputation graph says you've been awarded the bonus. SO I'm not sure what exactly that you're expecting..
There are.. certain requirements which count for "edits"
does not include edits to your own posts
does not include edits to tags
community-wiki posts are eligible
tag wiki posts are eligible
only edits to title and body count towards the S&W/Copy Editor badges
There is a SEDE query for tracking edit progress ( thanks to Lord Torgamus/...
In short, no.
Edits that are tallied toward the related editing badges must satisfy the following:
The post can not be your own, however community-wiki posts are eligible.
You must edit the title and/or body (i.e. editing the tags alone does not qualify)
Tag wiki posts are also eligible.
So, to count for S&W/Copy Editor, the edit must ...
How is it possible to get the Vox Populi badge for casting 40 votes per day if I've reached the daily limit at 36?
To be able to reach 40 votes, you need to have cast at least 10 votes on questions.
So vote on 10 questions first.
You only get 40 votes in a day if a sufficiently high ratio of your
votes are on questions. If you vote on only answers, ...
It looks like you have posted at least one comment on your own answer (that was itself supposedly a comment).
Commenting on your own answers or questions would count towards the total for the commentator badge.
For reference and low rep:
Regular system type badges, such as Tumbleweed, Unsung, etc, once earned, stay on your profile. If you no longer meet the criteria, you don't lose them.
But if you later on do meet the criteria, you don't get them again, they'll just be credited from the first time you got them.
Tag based badges, those you get for reputation say in answering linux or ...
We just deployed a change that affects the voting badges. This is why you see a number of these badges being awarded.
For more information about this change, you can see this answer.
Note that there is a bug with Vox Populi only that is awarding too many of them, beyond the expected more for retroactive awards, and a fix is being deployed now. The ...
From: How does “Reputation” work?
You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Accepted answers and bounties are counted separately.
So, no, they don't have anything with the limit.