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 awarded on another person's question
27 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
146 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
331 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
69 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
10k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
390 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
4.8k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
10.4k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
2.9k awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
100 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
952 awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
883 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
347 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
6.4k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
19.5k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
395 awarded
Left 10 comments
1k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
32 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
87 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
207 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
38 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
1.1k awarded
First rollback
65 awarded
First down vote
805 awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
733 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
18 awarded
First edit
5.9k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
265 awarded
First retag
353 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
59 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
22 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
115 awarded
First up vote
11.1k awarded
First approved tag synonym
10 awarded
First tag wiki edit
112 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
80 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
350 awarded
Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses
333 awarded
Read the entire tour page
2.4k awarded