Today when I logged in, I was notified that I have earned the "smriti" tag badge, which is a bronze badge.

You can verify that from the link: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/help/badges/173/smriti

The same page also says the following about when the badge is awarded. "Earn at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the smriti tag."

But my score for this particular tag is 194. This can be verified from the link: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/tags/smriti/topusers

Question -- Then why did I earn the badge today when I have reached the required score of 100 much earlier? Is there something that I am missing here to note?

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    May be due to lockdown :P – hanugm Aug 2 '20 at 8:32
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    I have earned few other badges during lockdown too but they were not tag badges. You can see from this link @hanugm – Rickross Aug 2 '20 at 9:53

One can only earn tag badges on those tags that are attached to at least 100 questions (see What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?).

What are tag badges?

Users may earn badges on any site for positive contributions to established tags used on that site. Each tag badge has the same name as the tag for which it was awarded.

When a user meets the requirements for a tag badge that has never been awarded, the system creates and awards it automatically. These badges are displayed with a white background, unlike other badges that are displayed with a black background.

Tag badges are only issued for tags that are being used on at least 100 questions. Additionally, tag badges are not issued for tags that have the same name as a non-tag badge.

The hundredth question tagged was asked only yesterday, at which point you earned the badge due to having at least 20 non-community wiki answers with total score at least 100 in this tag.

  • Ok cool observation. Thanks! – Rickross Aug 3 '20 at 5:51
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    I reproduced the relevant texts from that MSE answer here. – Rickross Aug 3 '20 at 6:00

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