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
22 awarded
First bounty you manually awarded on your own question
61 awarded
Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record
230 awarded
First bounty you offered on another person's question
47 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
1.4k awarded
Asked a question with 1,000 views
454 awarded
First bounty you offered on your own question
95 awarded
Asked a question and accepted an answer
639 awarded
Asked first question with score of 1 or more
1.6k awarded
Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
30 awarded

Answer Badges

Edited and answered 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
81 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
1.5k awarded
Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
668 awarded
Answered your own question with score of 3 or more
101 awarded
Answered first question with score of 1 or more
1.2k awarded

Participation Badges

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

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
215 awarded
First rollback
59 awarded
First down vote
344 awarded
Completed at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
313 awarded
Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher
33 awarded
First edit
936 awarded
Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months
109 awarded
First retag
116 awarded
Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower
54 awarded
Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits
9 awarded
Used 30 votes in a day
61 awarded
First up vote
1.2k awarded
First approved tag synonym
10 awarded
First tag wiki edit
47 awarded
Used the maximum 40 votes in a day
35 awarded

Other Badges

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