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
12 awarded
First bounty you manually award on your own question
16 awarded
Ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
70 awarded
First bounty you offer on another person's question
14 awarded
Question score of 10 or more
278 awarded
Question with 1,000 views
658 awarded
First bounty you offer on your own question
21 awarded
Ask a question and accept an answer
325 awarded
First question with score of 1 or more
622 awarded
Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
15 awarded

Answer Badges

Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
34 awarded
Answer score of 10 or more
255 awarded
Answer more than 30 days after a question was asked as first answer scoring 2 or more
156 awarded
Answer your own question with score of 3 or more
23 awarded
Answer a question with score of 1 or more
659 awarded

Participation Badges

Complete "About Me" section of user profile
1.6k awarded
Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote
Leave 10 comments
158 awarded
Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day
17 awarded
Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase
34 awarded
One post with score of 2 on meta
86 awarded
Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat
40 awarded

Tag Badges

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

Moderation Badges

First flagged post
119 awarded
First rollback
24 awarded
First down vote
156 awarded
Complete at least one review task. This badge is awarded once per review type
257 awarded
Delete own post with score of 3 or higher
8 awarded
First edit
559 awarded
Edit first post that was inactive for 6 months
36 awarded
First retag
51 awarded
Delete own post with score of -3 or lower
25 awarded
Approve or reject 100 suggested edits
Use 30 votes in a day
18 awarded
First up vote
865 awarded
First approved tag synonym
7 awarded
First tag wiki edit
14 awarded
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day
14 awarded

Other Badges

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