I just noticed our t31os was flooded with badges:

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I think he deserved these badges, but I want to understand why he got all in one rush.

For example this organizer badge for an edit from 2011 comes a little bit … late. Many others too. What happened here? Why took it so long to get these badges, and did he get all in such a short time? Is this a bug?

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    @t31os just logged in to StackExchange via the FourSquare Auth system. But Foursquare interprets login as checkin and so he became mayor.
    – kaiser
    Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 13:46
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    what @t31os is the mayor for WPSE? Ousted he will be.
    – Chris_O
    Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 18:51
  • wow. I didn´t think someone is really paying any attention to , or bother looking at those badges.. I guess your avatar of "the all-seeing eye" is indeed justified :-)
    – krembo99
    Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 1:07

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It was a merge - the new user got the badges of the old one.

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    I just noticed, the user now has two Yearling badges (both on meta and main). I absolutely don't want to do any harm here, but shouldn't those one-time badges get checked for duplicates when merging accounts? Or do you get that particular badge once per year?
    – tfrommen
    Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 13:15

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