I got a PM saying I just earned a Bronze badge in Home Brew. The only problem with this is that I already had a Gold badge. After receiving the message, my posts in that section display a Bronze badge. I definitely have more than 150 best answers (I'm probably pushing 300), and the members information for my profile lists me as having a Gold badge. Any way this can be fixed?
That's something that's strange as well. The PM linked to article on the UK side, but seemed to affect the US side. I'd be surprised if I had 10 best answers on the UK side as I'm almost never over there (unless you end up over there randomly through the US side). I don't have any previous badge PMs, so I don't know if linking to the UK side is normal.
You did earn the gold, quite right! You also earned the Bronze. How did you earn both? Well, at some point you may have been visiting over in Europe on vacation. If you logged while there, you may have stumbled upon the .co.uk Tom's Hardware rather than the .com US version. Which means that you earned a Bronze in the UK site, with a Gold in the US.
People in the UK should see you as having a bronze, while folks in the US will see you as having a gold. Mystery solved.
Sorry to dig this back up, but apparantly it's showing a bronze to others. Somebody PMed me asking about it. They said they were looking in the US side, saw a bronze badge in the forum and then saw the gold inside my profile. Any idea if this is a larger glitch?