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
39 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
162 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
1.2k awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
62 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.4k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
7k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
347 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
6.3k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
15.1k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
2.4k awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
223 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
1.6k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
1k awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
456 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
6k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
8k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
968 awarded
Left 10 comments
2.1k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
41 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
89 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
267 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
33 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
516 awarded
First rollback
74 awarded
First down vote
805 awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
1.1k awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
42 awarded
First edit
7.5k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
351 awarded
First retag
465 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
54 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
37 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
132 awarded
First up vote
7.5k awarded
First approved tag synonym
16 awarded
First tag wiki edit
161 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
82 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
310 awarded
Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses
134 awarded
Read the entire tour page
2.2k awarded