Besides gaining reputation with your questions and answers, you receive badges for being especially helpful. Badges appear on your profile page, flair, and your posts.

Question Badges

First bounty you manually award on another person's question
25 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
143 awarded
Ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
296 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
84 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
924 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
5.6k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
325 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
3.7k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
8.4k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
1.6k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
89 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
947 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
926 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
235 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
6.7k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
22.4k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
696 awarded
Leave 10 comments
610 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
50 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
98 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
255 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
25 awarded

Tag Badges

You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
34 awarded

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.1k awarded
First rollback
67 awarded
First down vote
893 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
476 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
26 awarded
First edit
3.8k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
330 awarded
First retag
292 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
86 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
14 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
107 awarded
First up vote
13.5k awarded
First approved tag synonym
9 awarded
First tag wiki edit
90 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
56 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
308 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
209 awarded
Read the entire tour page
1.6k awarded