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
20 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
94 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
335 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
42 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
676 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
3k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
218 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
5.7k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
9.9k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
858 awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
126 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
876 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
542 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
177 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
5.4k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
20.1k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
785 awarded
Leave 10 comments
962 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
44 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
55 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
214 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
18 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
995 awarded
First rollback
77 awarded
First down vote
797 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
548 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
15 awarded
First edit
4.9k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
223 awarded
First retag
242 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
26 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
10 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
106 awarded
First up vote
10.7k awarded
First approved tag synonym
9 awarded
First tag wiki edit
75 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
65 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
316 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
105 awarded
Read the entire tour page
1.8k awarded