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
31 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
153 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
666 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
42 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.1k awarded
Question with 1,000 views
9.4k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
289 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
9.2k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
13.8k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
1.7k awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
191 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
2k awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
721 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
313 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
5.8k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
23.6k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
1.3k awarded
Leave 10 comments
2k awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
68 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
66 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
244 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
123 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
861 awarded
First rollback
99 awarded
First down vote
851 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
1.5k awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
47 awarded
First edit
9k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
356 awarded
First retag
401 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
156 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
30 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
127 awarded
First up vote
16.6k awarded
First approved tag synonym
15 awarded
First tag wiki edit
126 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
86 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
379 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
179 awarded
Read the entire tour page
3k awarded