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 awarded on another person's question
24 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
125 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
451 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
43 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.7k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
5.5k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
237 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
6.2k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
8.4k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
862 awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
156 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
2.7k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
517 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
233 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
6k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
17k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
540 awarded
Left 10 comments
1.8k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
110 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
74 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
283 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
186 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.1k awarded
First rollback
89 awarded
First down vote
1.3k awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
978 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
27 awarded
First edit
6.5k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
237 awarded
First retag
387 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
187 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
14 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
140 awarded
First up vote
11.9k awarded
First approved tag synonym
7 awarded
First tag wiki edit
121 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
83 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
488 awarded
Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses
132 awarded
Read the entire tour page
1.5k awarded