The "Generalist" badge is described as "Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags." I assume that the top 40 tags are the first forty on the tag list.

By my reckoning, there are 29 of the top 40 tags for which I've provided answers with a total score of 15 or more; I don't think I've posted any wiki answers. I'm sure several of the other higher-rep users have also done this. But nobody has been awarded the Generalist badge. Why not?


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See the official list:

Only awarded to anyone after each of the 40 top tags has at least 200 questions

We don't fulfill this criterion yet: our 40th largest tag (4th on page 2 of the tag list) only has 119 questions.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. That's what one might call "far from obvious". Would be nice if the descriptions on the badges page actually included all the requirements. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby I know. But the "full description" is oftentimes too long; one learns to visit the list I link after a time. :/ $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ true but a bit funky/ strange observation to look at the 40th largest tag 1st wrt this metric... looks like youre in for a wait DR. from that list, apparently currently everything from the top (most questions) 26th tag onward has less than 200 questions. $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 18:41

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