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
6 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
32 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
149 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
11 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
221 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
5.6k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
67 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
5.1k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
6.5k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
110 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
346 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
369 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
133 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
3.3k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
15.6k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
348 awarded
Leave 10 comments
1.3k awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
16 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
96 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
104 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
22 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
606 awarded
First rollback
46 awarded
First down vote
396 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
1.2k awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
5 awarded
First edit
6.4k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
204 awarded
First retag
173 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
88 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
25 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
59 awarded
First up vote
6.6k awarded
First approved tag synonym
4 awarded
First tag wiki edit
52 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
45 awarded

Other Badges

Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
77 awarded
Read the entire tour page
4.3k awarded

Retired Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
761 awarded