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 awarded on another person's question
57 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
361 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
987 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
143 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.4k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
16.6k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
773 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
8.4k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
16.7k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
3.9k awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
271 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
2.3k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
1.6k awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
544 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
12.1k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
22.5k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
697 awarded
Left 10 comments
2k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
90 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
84 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
267 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
103 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.4k awarded
First rollback
157 awarded
First down vote
1.6k awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
1.2k awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
25 awarded
First edit
8.4k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
585 awarded
First retag
487 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
72 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
33 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
174 awarded
First up vote
19.8k awarded
First approved tag synonym
10 awarded
First tag wiki edit
134 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
83 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
424 awarded
Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses
579 awarded
Read the entire tour page
1.8k awarded