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
23 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
117 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
432 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
42 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.7k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
5.1k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
222 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
6k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
8.1k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
747 awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
148 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
2.7k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
490 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
222 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
5.7k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
15.9k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
540 awarded
Left 10 comments
1.7k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
104 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
272 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
181 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.1k awarded
First rollback
85 awarded
First down vote
1.3k awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
933 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
25 awarded
First edit
6.1k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
216 awarded
First retag
373 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
181 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
13 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
137 awarded
First up vote
11.4k awarded
First approved tag synonym
7 awarded
First tag wiki edit
117 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
81 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
127 awarded
Read the entire about page
1.3k awarded