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

Asked a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
71 awarded
Question favorited by 25 users
41 awarded
Question score of 25 or more
127 awarded
Asked a question with 2,500 views
2k awarded

Answer Badges

First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more
492 awarded
Edited and answered 50 questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
5 awarded
Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags
19 awarded
Accepted answer and score of 40 or more
21 awarded
Answer score of 25 or more
144 awarded
Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more
382 awarded
Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total
13 awarded

Participation Badges

Voted for a candidate in the final phase of an election
630 awarded
Left 10 comments with score of 5 or more
12 awarded
Visited the site each day for 30 consecutive days. (Days are counted in UTC.)
307 awarded
Earned 200 daily reputation 50 times
Actively participated in the private beta
49 awarded
10 posts with score of 2 on meta
25 awarded
Posted 10 messages in chat that were starred by 10 different users
1 awarded
Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation
2.2k awarded

Tag Badges

You must have a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
22 awarded

Moderation Badges

Raised 80 helpful flags
19 awarded
Voted 300 or more times
142 awarded
Completed at least 250 review tasks. This badge is awarded once per review type
55 awarded
Edited 80 posts
42 awarded
Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months
3 awarded
Up voted 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score
15 awarded
Edited 50 tag wikis
6 awarded
Created a tag used by 50 questions
136 awarded

Other Badges

Shared a link to a question that was visited by 300 unique IP addresses
6 awarded