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
38 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
189 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
443 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
125 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.9k awarded
Question with 1,000 views
12k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
483 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
6.3k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
14.7k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
136 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
1.8k awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
2.1k awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
472 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
11k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
48.4k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
845 awarded
Leave 10 comments
978 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
79 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
99 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
328 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
30 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.9k awarded
First rollback
130 awarded
First down vote
1.4k awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
990 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
41 awarded
First edit
7.5k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
690 awarded
First retag
376 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
249 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
20 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
154 awarded
First up vote
29.5k awarded
First approved tag synonym
10 awarded
First tag wiki edit
113 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
94 awarded

Other Badges

Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
536 awarded
Read the entire tour page
9.8k awarded

Retired Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ
307 awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
3.3k awarded