Today when I logged on Server Fault there were two messages for me, both with the exact same wording:

You've earned the "Marshal" badge (Raise 500 helpful flags).

And I noticed that the count of gold badges on my profile had increased from 8 to 10.

I guess it was probably not the intention that the Marshal badge gets counted thrice for me. How did this happen?

  • Yeah, I've been dormant on SF for six months and I got two gold badges and some silvers out of the blue this week. Not sure what's up.
    – Wesley
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 22:51

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Indeed, there was a bug with issuing Marshal and Excavator badges, which affected all sites of Stack Exchange network. It has been fixed by now: the badges are back to normal, but the inbox notifications remaining as the only reminder of the incident. For details, see Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over

  • There is no x3 indication next to the Marshal badge on my profile. But it is still counted three times in the count of badges on my profile.
    – kasperd
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 23:04

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