I'm not sure if this is intended behaviour or a bug, but this notification has come up three times this week. I've definitely only earned 200 reputation in one calendar year (or, at best, in two separate 365-day periods, one of which just began).

It seems to just award me this badge, both on the main SE and on meta, every time my reputation crosses a multiple of 200.

Seems kind of weird. Does anyone know what's going on here?

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    \$\begingroup\$ It seems like the triggers can activate retroactively. \$\endgroup\$
    – Velvet
    Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 9:34

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Because your reputation has recently shot up this month from 111 to 666 (as of now) that's expected because you have over 3 x 200 reputation so you've become eligible for three badges. You've now been a member six years so you could get another three fairly quickly if it increases to 1200. The following answer explains it further:

How does the Yearling badge now work over multi years?

But I've seen the same thing asked a few times before and had the same myself on other sites so it's expected behaviour not a bug.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the answer! The formula in the link doesn't match the description (I have been an active member for less than a month) but I suppose they don't want to put effort into more-accurate participation tracking. \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt S
    Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 14:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yup, confirmed -- I have now apparently packed four years of activity into one week. \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt S
    Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 15:47

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