I just saw a new badge notification:

You've earned the "Mortarboard" badge (Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day).


But I am nowhere near 200 rep this day (only +30 rep, no bounties or whatever at least I am not aware of) not even in combination with other SE sites.

After some digging I found:

Awarded Nov 19 '18 at 22:50


which was more or less exactly year ago so it looks like its just a glitch in notification system.

  • Maybe worth reporting to SE? After all, RC.SE hasn't much say in that case.
    – Raffzahn
    Nov 17, 2019 at 9:41
  • @Raffzahn hmm can you migrate this in there ?
    – Spektre
    Nov 17, 2019 at 9:44
  • @Raffzahn looks I am not the only one see meta.stackexchange.com/q/338551/236640
    – Spektre
    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:21
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    Oh, yes. Seams like you got some additional Rep due the recalculation event. Cool.
    – Raffzahn
    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:42

1 Answer 1


As Raffzahn said, this is a retroactive awarding of the badge due to the change that made upvotes on questions worth +10 reputation. If you take a look at the 2018-11-19 entry on your reputation log, you'll see that it's correct.

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