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
23 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
101 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
374 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
45 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
713 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
3.3k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
236 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
6k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
10.7k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
902 awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
134 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
932 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
610 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
190 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
5.7k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
21.8k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
785 awarded
Leave 10 comments
1k 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
55 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
224 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
19 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.1k awarded
First rollback
82 awarded
First down vote
848 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
592 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
16 awarded
First edit
5.4k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
256 awarded
First retag
250 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
28 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
11 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
116 awarded
First up vote
11.6k awarded
First approved tag synonym
9 awarded
First tag wiki edit
79 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
73 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
118 awarded
Read the entire tour page
2.2k awarded