Merit Badges

As you use Stack Overflow to ask and answer questions, you’ll earn badges, which appear on your user page and in your user card.


 Altruist × 1038 First bounty you manually awarded on another person's question

 Analytical × 6238 Visited every section of the FAQ

 Announcer × 630 Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses in 3 days

 Archaeologist × 71 Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months

 Autobiographer × 53919 Completed all user profile fields

 Benefactor × 7255 First bounty you manually awarded on your own question

 Beta × 2576 Actively participated in the private beta

 Booster × 36 Shared a link to a question that was visited by 300 unique IP addresses in 4 days

 Citizen Patrol × 23071 First flagged post

 Civic Duty × 9819 Voted 300 or more times

 Cleanup × 7703 First rollback

 Commentator × 95143 Left 10 comments

 Convention × 703 10 posts with score of 2 on meta

 Copy Editor × 230 Edited 500 posts

 Critic × 53514 First down vote

 Deputy × 953 Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately

 Disciplined × 2881 Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher

 Editor × 200012 First edit

 Electorate × 1258 Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions

 Enlightened × 30684 First to answer and accepted with at least 10 upvotes

 Enthusiast × 19383 Visited the site each day for 30 consecutive days

 Epic × 195 Earned 200 daily reputation 50 times

 Excavator × 8879 Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months

 Famous Question × 12223 Asked a question with 10,000 views

 Fanatic × 3466 Visited the site each day for 100 consecutive days

 Favorite Question × 3363 Question favorited by 25 users

 Generalist × 246 Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags

 Good Answer × 22068 Answer score of 25 or more

 Good Question × 8534 Question score of 25 or more

 Great Answer × 2374 Answer score of 100 or more

 Great Question × 804 Question score of 100 or more

 Guru × 4340 Accepted answer and score of 40 or more

 Investor × 2201 First bounty you offered on another person's question

 Legendary × 56 Earned 200 daily reputation 150 times

 Marshal × 86 Achieved a flag weight of 749 by reviewing and flagging appropriately

 Mortarboard × 7662 Earned at least 200 reputation in a single day

 Necromancer × 21214 Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more

 Nice Answer × 121772 Answer score of 10 or more

 Nice Question × 42804 Question score of 10 or more

 Notable Question × 78106 Asked a question with 2,500 views

 Organizer × 26070 First retag

 Outspoken × 121 Posted 10 messages in chat that were starred by 10 different users

 Peer Pressure × 6124 Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower

 Popular Question × 222985 Asked a question with 1,000 views

 Populist × 1027 Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x

 Precognitive Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase

 Promoter × 12188 First bounty you offered on your own question

 Proofreader × 517 Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits

 Publicist × 12 Shared a link to a question that was visited by 1000 unique IP addresses in 5 days

 Pundit × 1521 Left 10 comments with score of 5 or more

 Quorum × 7183 One post with score of 2 on meta

 Reversal × 83 Provided answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score

 Reviewer × 4 1000 reviews, over 200 actioned

 Revival × 21954 Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more

 Scholar × 205130 Asked a question and accepted an answer

 Self-Learner × 11371 Answered your own question with score of 3 or more

 Sportsmanship × 750 Up voted 100 competing answers

 Stellar Question × 425 Question favorited by 100 users

 Strunk & White × 1598 Edited 80 posts

 Student × 266999 Asked first question with at least one up vote

 Suffrage × 7508 Used 30 votes in a day

 Supporter × 157640 First up vote

 Synonymizer × 271 First approved tag synonym

 Tag Editor × 3142 First Tag Wiki Edit

 Talkative × 955 Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat

 Taxonomist × 4158 Created a tag used by 50 questions

 Teacher × 187751 Answered first question with score of 1 or more

 Tenacious × 5530 Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total

 Tumbleweed × 105625 Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week

 Unsung Hero × 1723 Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total

 Vox Populi × 1626 Used the maximum 40 votes in a day

 Yearling × 82667 Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation
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