I noticed that I recently obtained the "Autobiographer" badge, and three others, and somehow my badge count is still at 8 on the top of the page whereas it correctly displays 12 on my profile. My question may be naive, but why doesn't it show the correct count ?

Is it because of some caching and that it takes some time to update ? Is it because some badges are not "considered" enough to be counted in the total number of badges displayed ?

I guess the world will not change tomorrow if I get the answer, but I'm just curious :-)

Thank you for your answer.

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It seems to be a recent bug.

The badge counts were updating yesterday (25th August).


The bug has been fixed, so you should see your badge count correct itself soon.

  • Oh, I did not know there is a "meta" site for every stackexchange website. There's just too many things to read :-) Thanks for the quick answer!
    – Jalayn
    Aug 26, 2011 at 22:16
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    Aug 26, 2011 at 22:18

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