Since we are a relatively young site in the Stack Exchange network, we haven't been able to enjoy any Generalist badges at all.

It's not that we don't have people that would qualify (we do), but that particular badge has an added stipulation that the top 40 tags on the site must have at least 200 questions each before any of those shiny silver badges are handed out.

This has always seemed to be far off in the future, but looks like we are finally going to get there!

At the current count, we already have 34 tags with the required 200 questions, and the six tags closest to the limit (, , , , and ) are a mere 134 questions short, in total.

The answer below will keep updating periodically, and if you'd like to place bets on when we'll reach the mark, do drop a comment below! Juicy awards (If I can think of some) will go to the best guess (taking the time of the guess into account), and artificially manipulating the result is totally allowed, as long as it's done with great puzzles being added to the relevant tags!

  • $\begingroup$ How's the chess tag looking? $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Jun 27 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ [chess] is already in the 34 tags ... $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Jun 27 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ I think that it will happen on the 16th of January 2020 based on the current information. My money is on sudoku overtaking password for the 40th tag! $\endgroup$ – Adam Jun 27 at 22:50
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    $\begingroup$ Related :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 1 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ We can get another tag over 200 if we separate [knowledge] and [trivia]. Oh, and how about a separate tag for Riley riddles? There has to be at least 200 of those. Oh, now I've got it: why not encourage people to post [open-ended] questions so we can get that tag past the 200 mark? Man, I'm full of great new ideas today. $\endgroup$ – jafe Jul 8 at 13:23
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    $\begingroup$ @jafe I completely agree; it shouldn't matter if the race horse dies along the way as long as it crosses the finish line with at least some portion of the jockey still on its back :-) $\endgroup$ – Bass Jul 9 at 20:49
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    $\begingroup$ The [three-dimensional] tag has gone from 50 to 67 in a month. Don't count it out of the race! $\endgroup$ – jafe Jul 12 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton Do we really need to edit this post every few days? Once a week seems reasonable. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 20 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe not add updates to someone else's post in the first place. Not a huge deal, but it kind of makes it look like you're putting words in Bass's mouth. $\endgroup$ – jafe Jul 20 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ The updates are misleading anyway since the badge will only arrive as fast as the slowest tag to 200 $\endgroup$ – Adam Jul 20 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe that's what I thought too, for the first 7 seconds or thereabouts, after which I decided those would have been more or less exactly my own words. If only there was a way to mark a question as community wiki... now waitaminute! $\endgroup$ – Bass Jul 20 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Adam It seems you have exposed my secret motive for creating this question :-) $\endgroup$ – Bass Jul 20 at 17:41

2019-07-04: still at 34 tags, 128 questions to go. Progress rate was 6 questions in 7 days.

2019-07-10: still at 34 tags, 117 questions to go. Progress rate was 11 questions in 6 days. Wow!

2019-07-15: still at 34 tags, 110 questions to go. Progress rate was 7 questions in 5 days. Keep it up!

2019-07-19: still at 34 tags, 104 questions to go. Progress rate was 6 questions in 4 days. Bravo!

2019-07-26: still at 34 tags, 94 questions to go. Progress rate was 10 questions in 7 days. Down to double digits!

2019-08-03: still at 34 tags, 88 questions to go. is at 199 questions, can't get much closer than that!

2019-08-08: still at 34 tags, 85 questions to go. Apparently, 198 comes after 199. I was a bit sceptical at first, but it's the tag, so I guess it would know.

2019-08-19: We've hit 35 tags! Well done, ! 81 questions to go. Progress rate was 4 questions in 11 days. (The other tags need to step up their game.)

2019-08-27: still at 35 tags, 79 questions to go. Progress rate was 2 questions in 8 days. Stay on taaarget...

2019-09-09: still at 35 tags, 77 questions to go. Progress rate was 2 questions in 13 days. We aren't snails, are we??

2019-09-18: still at 35 tags, 72 questions to go. Progress rate was 5 questions in 9 days. A little biiiiiit better...

2019-10-04: still at 35 tags, 68 questions to go. Progress rate was 4 questions in 16 days. That was "real quick"...

2019-10-07: First page all done! 4 tags, 66 questions to go on the second page.

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    $\begingroup$ Could I ask another "number theory" question? $\endgroup$ – Scratch---Cat Aug 10 at 4:13
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    $\begingroup$ The game tag is at 199 - one more question to go! $\endgroup$ – Krad Cigol Sep 29 at 15:25

The tags that are 'up for it' are:



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