Today I deleted a post of mine with 3 points and undeleted it later. There is this badge called Disciplined (Delete own post with score of 3 or higher), it was awarded and it remained even after undeleting it.

I guess this is a bug or am I wrong and this is an expected behavior?

As far as I can see, I am not supposed to own this badge anymore.

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Regular badges will not be revoked except in very special circumstances.

How do "badges" work?

Regular badges, however, once earned, are yours to keep. Even if the criteria by which you earned a badge have changed (the post was deleted, you got downvoted, etc.) you get to keep your badge. If you qualify for the same badge again (another post earns you a post-related badge, for example), you won't be penalized either (source).

Regular in this context is opposed to tag badges that come with privileges (e.g. a gold tag badge gives you the right to unilaterally close a question as a duplicate of another question with that tag).

  • One thing to be careful of is converting your posts to Community Wiki. It is possible to lose a tag badge if you do that. I've earned the golg Linux tag badge twice because of that.
    – user9517
    Jan 18, 2016 at 22:44
  • @Iain: Yes, that's what I (or the authors of the linked text) mean with regular vs tag badge - if you drop below the threshold for a tag badge, it goes away, just like other rep based privileges.
    – Sven
    Jan 18, 2016 at 23:05

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