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The two things that trip people up are: UTC time, and What actions count as access. The second is purposefully a bit vague, but just visiting the home page doesn't count. You need to read a question or some other action that demonstrates you are using the site in some capacity. The first is mostly a problem if you aren't on a regular schedule. Weekends ...


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You have to vote more on questions, rather than answers. If you vote only on answers, you have 30 votes per day; each vote on a question (as long as you have five or more votes left) will increase that number by one, up to 40. There's a friendly reminder if you vote (what the system deems to be) too much on answers alone. More details here on Meta Stack ...


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The Research Assistant badge is awarded for editing tag wiki bodies. Edits of the Usage Guidance don't count. This is a common question, the badge list on the site doesn't make this clear. Looking at your example of ibm-pc, I see in the edit history that you have edited the guidance (and Wizzwizz4 approved it in review on June 25th 2016) but that there is ...


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Not all badges do appear in achievements. Users with more than 200 reputation don't see certain bronze badges in their inbox. There is a question on the main meta to list those bronze badges that do appear. Which badges do not cause a notification for experienced users? Gold and Silver badges always appear.


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The BBS had been frozen for inactivity. The system will do this automatically if no users post anything in chat for a few days. The Annoying Robot doesn't count as a user for this purpose, so its posts were not taken into consideration for freezing. Once the room was frozen, the robot could not post - again as it is not a regular user. I have unfrozen ...


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There are two different Staffans. This occasionally happens when a user registers an account part-way through using the site, if the cookie magic fails to connect the unregistered account to the newly-created registered one. (In this case, given that both accounts have been posting comments, I suspect it might be caused by using Retrocomputing on two ...


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That's your meta profile. Meta sites don't show the rep graph. Your main Retrocomputing graph should be normal.


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There is a limit to the number of pending suggested edits that any user can have. As in this main meta post: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide The limit is 20 on beta sites such as ours (only 5 on graduated sites). As I write this, there are 20 suggested edits in the queue. That is most probably the reason. Give us a while to review them, and keep the ...


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TL;DR: It's not a bug, it's a feature. This might be caused by caching. A good tip when trying for the [• Enthusiast] badge is to perform an action every day (voting, asking, answering, etc.) to ensure that your browser isn't caching the homepage and is actually making a request to the Stack Exchange servers. This also has the added benefit of getting you ...


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