I have noted some bugs in the awarding of badges:

  1. I did my first retag on my question and was thus entitled to receive an Organizer badge but never got it.
  2. I saw a user who did not have enough reputation to flag posts but still earned the Citizen Patrol badge.

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Both of these are not bugs.

For the first, if you check the more thorough badge requirements at What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?, you will see that to get Organizer you must retag someone else's question, not your own. In general I recommend checking that post if you have questions about badges, as many badges have additional criteria not listed in their description.

For the second, under certain circumstances a new user is able to flag posts with less than the required 15 reputation. In this instance the user in question did indeed submit a flag. You can even see from their profile that they have 1 helpful flag. (The flag wasn't yet handled when this question was posted but has since been dealt with.) I won't disclose exactly what the flag was for, but the badge was awarded properly.

  • $\begingroup$ The circumstances under which a user can flag posts with less than the required 15 reputation are listed here. $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2020 at 13:23

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