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In addition to the reputation earned through asking useful questions and providing correct answers, you'll be recognised with badges to recognise actions that benefit the community. Below is the list of available badges and number of times each type of badge has been awarded.

Completed all user profile fields

First flagged post

Voted 15 times

First rollback

 Critic × 67

First down vote

Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher

 Editor × 2,634

First edit

First answer was accepted with at least 2 up votes

Asked a question with 300 views

Question favorited by 1 users

Answer voted up 4 times

Question voted up 4 times

Answer voted up 8 times

Question voted up 8 times

 Guru × 92

Accepted answer and voted up 4 times

Answered a question more than 30 days later with at least 2 votes

 Nice Answer × 2,133

Answer voted up 2 times

Question voted up 2 times

Asked a question with 200 views

First retag

Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower

Asked a question with 100 views

 Pundit × 232

Left 10 comments

 Scholar × 1,570

First accepted answer on your own question

Answered your own question with at least 2 up votes

Question favorited by 3 users

Edited 10 entries

 Student × 557

Asked first question with at least one up vote

 Supporter × 2,649

First up vote

Created a tag used by 5 questions

 Teacher × 330

Answered first question with at least one up vote

User who has validated email associated to the account

Badge levels


Gold badges are rare. You'll need to work hard to earn one of these.


Silver badges aren't common. They take work and attention to earn.


Bronze badges recognise active participation in the site. Wear them with pride!

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