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
15 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
23 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
117 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
21 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
337 awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
2.6k awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
51 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
3k awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
4.4k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
174 awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
71 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
556 awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
179 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
95 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
2.7k awarded

Participation Badges

Completed "About Me" section of user profile
8.7k awarded
Visited an election during any phase of an active election and had enough reputation to cast a vote
181 awarded
Left 10 comments
436 awarded
Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
31 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
46 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
137 awarded
Posted 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
52 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
342 awarded
First rollback
28 awarded
First down vote
301 awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
392 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
6 awarded
First edit
2.3k awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
116 awarded
First retag
134 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
20 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
9 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
47 awarded
First up vote
5.8k awarded
First approved tag synonym
10 awarded
First tag wiki edit
54 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
25 awarded

Other Badges

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