I had the same thing happen to me. This is because of arstechnica.com.
When they do a piece on some recent Stack Exchange discussions, they include some links. Those links will use the id of the featured user as the "share-id".
Your answer has been featured in What to do with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain? If you check the links, the ...
I'm not seeing any number beside the badge.
Given that the requirements are:
Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months
(emphasis mine), and the more ephemeral nature of posts on Programmers as compared to Stack Overflow (for example), I'm not surprised that there are no recipients of this badge. There are only 189 recipients of the badge on Stack ...
Voting is, and it should be, anonymous. That includes the fact that you voted, not just who you voted for.
Think of all the snarky comments after the election: "But you didn't even voted, what makes you think your opinion matters in random Meta issue".
People should vote because they care for the site, not the election process itself.
Heh... You got lucky.
See, Sam The Brand Brand has been doing this syndication deal with the respected tech-news site ArsTechnica. Today, they republished some of the top answers from Is there an excuse for short variable names?...
...Wherein you link to that "problem domain" question using the referral format:
The code simply ...
It's not a bug but a "feature".
The way the links are tracked are via the "share" links which are of the form:
where the first number is the question id and the second is the user id. The link above is for this question and has my user id. If it was your share link it would be:
Most of the bronze badges don't notify users who are considered "veterans" of the network, which is (loosely) defined as having accounts on multiple non-meta sites.
The rationale is that getting a notification everytime you join a new site and, say, downvote gets a tad annoying after a while.
Custodian, being one of the "you did one thing"-bronze badges is ...
I went looking for this after you asked on Meta Stack Overflow, and from looking at the Database schema documentation for the public data dump and Data Explorer there doesn't seem to be an easy way to query for badges per class. The badges table schema is:
UserId, e.g.: "420"
Name, e.g.: "Teacher"
Date, e.g.: "2008-09-15T08:55:03....
This is by design.
The rules for the Yearling badge are quite simple, it divides your reputation by the number of years you have been a member and if the answer is > 200 you get a Yearling badge per year.
So if in your first year you earn less than 200, but in the second you earn more (as you have done), you'll get two badges in quick succession.
As there ...
There are two badges for having your question favorited. You get a silver "Favorite Question" badge if 25 people favorite your question and a gold "Stellar Question" badge if 100 people favorite your question. Both badges can be awarded multiple times.
Hmm, I'm showing that you already have the badge, earned March 4, 2015. Mortarboard, along with its successors, Epic and Legendary, are single-award badges.
To see your progress towards Epic and Legendary, you can track them in your user profile!
Also, nice answer about events :)