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
8 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
11 awarded
Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
118 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
10 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
582 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
663 awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
19 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
828 awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
1.1k awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
1 awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
62 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
713 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
19 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
32 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
1.1k awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
3k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
Leave 10 comments
216 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
22 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
32 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
83 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
27 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
131 awarded
First rollback
26 awarded
First down vote
260 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
385 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
5 awarded
First edit
747 awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
53 awarded
First retag
56 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
16 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
5 awarded
Use 30 votes in a day
39 awarded
First up vote
1.9k awarded
First approved tag synonym
6 awarded
First tag wiki edit
25 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
28 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
70 awarded
Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses
1 awarded
Read the entire tour page
491 awarded