For many weeks, I notice I don't get notifications for new badges I earn. I speak about notifications from the StackExchange drop-down at top left:

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When I earn a badge, I don't see the little bubble over by the StackExchange drop-down. From the "Civic Duty" badge, I've earned other badges but nothing appears.

Is anyone knows why? Is it a bug?

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    Define "notifications." I haven't seen the big bar across the top of the entire site in some time. But it might be that it was removed, as I do now get a little bubble over by the StackExchange drop-down at top left, for the notifications tab in there.
    – Su'
    Apr 13, 2013 at 22:57
  • I have edited my question.
    – Zistoloen
    Apr 14, 2013 at 10:06

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From https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4062/78768

Most of the bronze badges don't notify users who are considered "veterans" of the network, which is (loosely) defined as having accounts on multiple non-meta sites.

The rationale is that getting a notification everytime you join a new site and, say, downvote gets a tad annoying after a while.

Custodian, being one of the "you did one thing"-bronze badges is one of those who's notifications are suppressed.

  • Thanks Stephen. I didn't see this topic.
    – Zistoloen
    Apr 16, 2013 at 16:22

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