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
18 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
38 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
209 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
29 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
354 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
3.7k awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
80 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
1.1k awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
4.1k awarded

Answer Badges

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

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
5.4k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
Leave 10 comments
530 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
23 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
48 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
144 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
62 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
499 awarded
First rollback
78 awarded
First down vote
442 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
736 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
16 awarded
First edit
2.3k awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
155 awarded
First retag
176 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
92 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
12 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
63 awarded
First up vote
2.5k awarded
First approved tag synonym
7 awarded
First tag wiki edit
50 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
37 awarded

Other Badges

Share a link to a post later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
63 awarded
Read the entire tour page
2.3k awarded

Retired Badges

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