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
20 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
82 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
323 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
27 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.8k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
2.2k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
109 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
4k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
6.2k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
85 awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
143 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
3k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
99 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
54 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
5.8k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
19.7k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
124 awarded
Left 10 comments
1.3k awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
226 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
84 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
286 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
72 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
885 awarded
First rollback
68 awarded
First down vote
1.1k awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
783 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
16 awarded
First edit
4.4k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
224 awarded
First retag
273 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
61 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
19 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
137 awarded
First up vote
15k awarded
First approved tag synonym
11 awarded
First tag wiki edit
77 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
72 awarded

Other Badges

Visited every section of the FAQ (retired)
469 awarded
Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses
315 awarded
Read the entire tour page
1.5k awarded