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
60 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
274 awarded
Ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
1.6k awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
116 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
3.9k awarded
Question with 1,000 views
20.6k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
642 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
15k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
24.2k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
3.2k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
476 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
6.9k awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
1.3k awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
849 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
14.1k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
39.9k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
1.1k awarded
Leave 10 comments
4.1k awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
283 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
67 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
393 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
74 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.8k awarded
First rollback
286 awarded
First down vote
2.4k awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
2.9k awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
83 awarded
First edit
16.6k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
1.1k awarded
First retag
818 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
180 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
68 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
248 awarded
First up vote
36.2k awarded
First approved tag synonym
11 awarded
First tag wiki edit
270 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
163 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
560 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
321 awarded
Read the entire tour page
5.2k awarded