There are two types of badges:
There is a set of pre-defined badges like “nice answer” or “yearling”. Each badge has its own rules, and there is a complete list of all such badges that are available. In the users profile they are shown with a white text on a black background.
Beside them there is a generic type of badges. You can get those badges for answering questions that are tagged with the same tag. If you answer at least 20 questions with the same tag and get for this questions at least 100 points, then you get a bronze badge for this tag. In the users profile this badges are displayed with a grey text on a light-grey background.
I am talking about this second type of tags. As just mentioned, you get a bronze badge for:
Earn at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the <tag-name> tag.
Maybe I don't understand the english term “non-community wiki answers”. (English is a foreign language to me, I would prefer German descriptions in this German board.) I guess this just means a normal answer to a normal question, meaning that the question was asked not by me but by another person, and that question and answer was not posted in meta.
If this is true, I don't understand why I didn't get badges for tags that should meet those criterions.
This is a list of my top answered tags with scores above 100:
- “meaning” score=176, answers=44
- “translation” 174, 43
- “grammar” 166, 62
- “word-usage” 165, 39
- “differences” 150, 29
- “austrian” 142, 22 <-- pay attention to this tag
- “word-choice” 126, 31
- “english-to-german” 119, 27
- “single-word-request” 100, 22
As far as I understand the criterion for tag-badges, I should have earned bronze-badges for all of this 9 tags.
But this is the list of bronze-tag-badges that I really received:
This makes 8 tags. I didn't get a tag for “austrian” (which is my favorite tag), but I earned a badge for “single-word-request” which has the same number of questions (22) but a lower score (100, compared to 142) than “austrian”.
What is the reason that I didn't get a bronze “austrian” tag badge?