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
134 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
507 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
3.6k awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
199 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
12.9k awarded
Question with 1,000 views
25.8k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
708 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
21.8k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
36.6k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
1k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
409 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
21.3k awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
3.8k awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
1.5k awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
10.2k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
23.2k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
141 awarded
Leave 10 comments
5.8k awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
313 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
72 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
792 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
202 awarded

Tag Badges

You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
2k awarded

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.3k awarded
First rollback
289 awarded
First down vote
2.2k awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
2.1k awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
182 awarded
First edit
19.2k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
1.1k awarded
First retag
711 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
18 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
62 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
434 awarded
First up vote
27.4k awarded
First approved tag synonym
16 awarded
First tag wiki edit
193 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
274 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
571 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
1.1k awarded
Read the entire tour page
7.9k awarded