I was perusing the list of available badges on SE and noticed the Generalist silver-badge defined as Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. This seemed like a reasonable goal and I was about to check my user profile to see how I was doing when I noticed that this badge has never been awarded on Judaism.SE! I checked the user-with-the-most-reputation's profile page and I can't seem to understand why he doesn't have the badge. The way I understand it, the Top 40 Tags are the first full page plus one row of the next page when you click on the tags link at the top (currently through ), and a user's score in a tag is the number to the left of the tag's name in their profile's tags tab. It seems to me that @Alex fulfills this criteria (in fact, it seems to me that he has a 15 score in all 40 tags!). Is this a bug? What am I missing?


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According to the fine print here, each of those 40 tags has to have at least 200 questions in it. So far, only our top 8 tags have reached that point.

  • Each of the 40, or the 20?
    – HodofHod
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 13:16
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    @HodofHod All 40. Seems like we have a ways to go before Alex gets his badge :)
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 14:06
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    English.SE, which is older, larger, and more vote-ful than we are, hasn't reached it yet either. This seems like a pretty steep requirement on the community for a silver badge, IMO. Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 14:54
  • As of 23rd October 2014, 29 tags have more than 200 questions, and the tag in 40th place has 158 questions. Keep on waiting ☺! ETA for this elusive badge - about 1 year.
    – user4523
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 21:39
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    @DoubleAA But at least he doesn't have to do anything (good since he's rarely around anymore). We can work together to earn Alex his badge.
    – Daniel
    Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 0:30
  • @user4523 Only 6 tags left each with over 190 qs.
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 18:06
  • All good now. judaism.stackexchange.com/help/badges/14/generalist
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 21:24

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