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Is Tumbleweed badge an achievement or otherwise?

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-...
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Is Tumbleweed badge an achievement or otherwise?

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 ...
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Spam through autobiographer badge?

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 ...
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Can someone explain bronze badges?

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 ...
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Where is Hall of Fame of this site?

You'll find them on the Stack Exchange website https://stackexchange.com/leagues Site specific stuff (edits/votes etc) can be found on the /users route. Ex: https://superuser.com/users
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Should we really have the 'disciplined' badge?

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 ...
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Commentator badge progress shows 1/10 before having commenting priviledge

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 ...
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Can you lose a badge if criteria is no longer met?

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 ...
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Elusive Vox Populi Badge

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. ...
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Badges are removed or missing from account profile

I believe you're looking at your meta profile. Your main profile still shows 7 badges
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How to get the "Peer Pressure" badge

Here's a similar post over on Stackoverflow Meta. Their idea is that badges are supposed to encourage good behavior on the site, and deleting one's own down-voted question or answer is good behavior—...
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Announcer Badge Question

By default the links to comments don't include your user id, so it's not going to work. Can't say for sure if including user id tracks the views for a comment, but I'm guessing it should Links are ...
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Make badges be worth reputation

Most badges reward behavior that's not directly reflected in the reputation system. Reputation points are gained by contributing via posts (mostly by creating posts, but sometimes by editing them), ...
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Is the time between two questions allowed to be posted constant?

As per the complete rate limiting guide on meta.se, which references back to this lovely post on MSO - you're limited until you hit 125 reputation. Its a feature, not a bug
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How long does it take for a badge to be awarded?

6-8 weeks, depending on whether the unicorn gets lost. GPS is so unreliable these days. More seriously? I believe there's a daily task that runs for things like this, so you should see it in a day or ...
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Is there a way to filter out questions from users who don't have a specific badge?

For anyone using Tampermonkey, here is one way to do it. // ==UserScript== // @name Only Informed - Stack Exchange // @namespace http://example.com // @version 0.1 // @description Hides ...
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Make badges be worth reputation

This is a bad idea. Reputation is a measure of how much you help people who have problems, be they regular community members or new users who are getting their bearings. Badges are used by the ...
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Apparent paradox in the Booster and Announcer Badges

The badges page for Announcer, Booster and Publicist do not mention that you cannot get both the badges for the same shared it. The badges used to work differently when first introduced(there were ...
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How can I get the Suffrage badge? The number doesn't change in accordance with the votes I have casted

It's caching. Right now, it shows as 21 to me on your profile, both in the badge tracker as in the Votes cast: There is a Votes tab on your own profile (we can't see it) to check which votes you've ...
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Can I see which Answers/Questions count towards a badge?

For some badges it's possible through the Stack Exchange Data Explorer but since your votes aren't public, it won't work for Sportsmanship. It is possible through the API but it's rather cumbersome ...
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Can I get my day counted for the Fanatic Badge if i'm logged in from the android app

Does my day count if I'm connected through my android app? Just being logged in is not enough, you have to perform other activities. We're now counting access to a site via the app for both "last ...
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How did a user with no actions and only 101 rep get the Mortarboard badge?

Meta sites still track reputation internally - it's just never displayed anywhere. For example, your "meta rep" right now is 23. So you can still earn badges related to reputation, as odd as that may ...
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Does the 'Taxonomist' badge include tags created on other people's questions?

Yes, it does count for you since you created the tag. It doesn't matter if you create it when editing others' question or adding your own.
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Deleting Questions - Result in lockdown / Disciplined Badge

It applies to both questions and answers. Note that you cannot delete a question when it has positively scored or accepted answers anyway. That kind of behavior is discouraged anyway—and if you tried ...
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