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How to claim your Hacktoberfest completion badge

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Update 12/4

We identified the root cause of the unexpected error messages and released a fix for it on 12/3 (PR #11735).

Badge Awarding Might Not Be Instant: Subscribing here is the first step where we get your consent to check your completion status with the team from DigitalOcean. We anticipate awarding badges within 1-2 business days from receiving your subscription below.


As you might already know, if you participated in the Hacktoberfest challenge, you are eligible to receive a limited-edition completion badge on your DEV profile ✨

We know how hard you’ve worked to earn this important badge of recognition, and we appreciate your patience as we worked with DigitalOcean to arrive at the most secure way to collect the info we need to award these badges.

Here’s how to claim your official Hacktoberfest completion badge

For existing DEV members

  1. Ensure that the GitHub account you used for Hacktoberfest matches the GitHub account associated with your DEV profile (you can confirm this at /settings/account )
  2. Read our terms for claiming your badge below
  3. Opt-in for your badge by clicking SUBSCRIBE below.
  4. Keep an eye on your inbox and DEV profile to see your awarded Hacktoberfest completion profile badge

For new DEV members

  1. Sign up for a profile at dev.to/enter using the same GitHub account you used to participate in Hacktoberfest
  2. Read our terms for claiming your badge below
  3. Opt-in for your badge by clicking SUBSCRIBE below.
  4. Keep an eye on your inbox and DEV profile to see your awarded Hacktoberfest completion profile badge.

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Guryash Singh

It says You are already subscribed.. But I cannot see my badge yet. -_-

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi there!

This is expected. Badges will not be awarded instantly.

We are in the process of generating the GitHub usernames of "subscribers" to this post, which we'll use to cross-reference against the verified "finisher" list with DigitalOcean. We will award all badges within 1-2 business days (usually sooner) after receiving your subscription.

Thank you so much for your patience!

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techyshiv

I'm waiting

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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techyshiv

Okk thanks

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Tannu Priya

Have u got tee from hacktoberfest.?

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Tannu Priya

Have u subscribed for the badge?

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Shivam Shekhar

In discussion forum there is button on right side upper plz hit that!

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Tannu Priya

Yeah!! Then

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Ashish2194

Hi Gracie,

Its been 3 months and I have still not received my swag. Contacted DHL tracker and they said that hacktober team has to raise track and trace request. I am from India and status has not been updated since November 13th 2020. Please help. Kotis design is not helping me in any way!!!

Regards,
Ashish

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Dimuthu Lakshan

I am Waiting

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Varghese Jose

l subscribed on dec 4 but badge is not showing..

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npawankr1

Can you explain how important is this badge for a digital ocean member.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

This badge will appear right here on your DEV profile and signify to our community that folks have completed the challenge! It's limited edition and just some fun flair for your DEV account :)

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Altamas Khan

ok
thanks

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Ayush das

Same here!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Apurva Kansara

Where we can see our badge

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jitusharma20

Same issue with me also.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Amandubey34

Same happened with me bro

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Dimuthu Lakshan

Same here Dear

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dudeshreyu

Yaa same problem with me also bro

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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RAKESH SHAW

me also getting the same msg.

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Kiran Kamalakar

same here!!

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AkashKumarYadav

Hello @Guryash you have to wait for few days like 2-4 and you will get you badge if you have subscribed i got mine yesterday.

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raaahuuulll

Where is this showing? I didn't understand where I need to subscribe.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hey there. The subscribe button is embedded above in this post (underneath the text that reads I want my Hacktoberfest badge) — Once you subscribe, we'll work on awarding your badge

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JATIN

Same here

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Luke Switzer

Give it time there’s so many. Mine took a day to show

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Priyanshu

Same here

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Priyanshu

Thanks
You Guy's are so fast 😄

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Nithish Pravin

mate the staffs will review it and provide u the badge if they confirmed that u completed the fest

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David

Takes a couple of hours, be patient 😉

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Nitin Dixit

same here

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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git-aryan

Why is it saying unprocessable entity when I clicked subscribe?

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Guryash Singh

Try refreshing and trying again!

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Kwame Violet Taylor

Thanks, that worked for me!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey, sorry for the confusion and inconvenience here — we’ve updated the main post to address the error that users have been experiencing. We can manually confirm that we have received your subscription.

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Josep Lladonosa

A refresh did the trick... but maybe you'd like to submit a patch to solve this? #lol
#takecare!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Thanks — I've surfaced this to the rest of our team for a fix.

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git-aryan

Yeah that worked. Thank you!

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Jethet

Same here ....

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19yetnoob

when will be getting our swags
in INDIA

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Matt (IPv4) Cowley

Hey 19yetnoob (and anyone else reading!),

If you have already ordered your swag, we are continuing to ship out the T-shirts over the next month, however, given the global health pandemic, this may take longer than expected. Please have patience in waiting for them to ship.

Once shipped, swag is expected to take 8 - 12 weeks, or more, to arrive given the current global health pandemic. No updates on the tracking link provided for long periods at a time is to be expected and is completely normal. We ask that you have patience in waiting for your swag to arrive.

Hope that helps, happy hacking!
- Matt, Community Platform Manager @ DigitalOcean.

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Saumiya Ranjan Mishra

Have you received tracking link ? i didn't received any tracking mail yet . from- PUNJAB ,INDIA.

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Nirml

I recieved it which will be delivered by some kotis design.

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ktzsid10

me too

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Antariksh Verma

I havent recived the tracking link and am from Gurgaon.

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Rahul5choudhary

same bro i am from bihar

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CHANDAN2271

Same bro i am from rajasthan

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Radha

you'll surely get it :)
since it is shipping from foreign and that to, too many, and that's why it is taking time :)
be patient you'll surely get it :)

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Akash Singh

Yes, I have received it.

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Amit 14_09

Am also didn't get it :(

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castolGodal

you may mail the help centre. the will help you for sure (they are very kind)

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Kartik192192

I also waiting for swags

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Ashish2194

Has anyone from India received their swag yet? I see there is no update on DHL tracker after Nov 13th 2020. #hacktoberfest

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Matt (IPv4) Cowley

Hey Ashish2194 (and other folks),

If you have already ordered your swag, we are continuing to ship out the T-shirts over the next month, however, given the global health pandemic, this may take longer than expected. Please have patience in waiting for them to ship.

Once shipped, swag is expected to take 8 - 12 weeks, or more, to arrive given the current global health pandemic. No updates on the tracking link provided for long periods at a time is to be expected and is completely normal. We ask that you have patience in waiting for your swag to arrive.

Hope that helps, happy hacking!
- Matt, Community Platform Manager @ DigitalOcean.

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Ashish2194

Thanks Matt for the clarification. Eagerly waiting for the swag :)

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Devansh Maurya

I received my swags in the first week of December only

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Amitrajeet_Konch

Bro how much it take to get the swag and also do u get the shipment details or track id..plz tell me

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Devansh Maurya

My package was shipped on 11th November. I received it on 7th December. Yeah, I got a mail to track the package on DHL's website. There, they'll give you a "Delivery by Postal provider" number which you can use to track your package via Speed Post. It's basically a speed post tracking number

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Amitrajeet_Konch

Ok bro thanks

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Yogesh Pandey

No man, i didn't receive any swag yet.

hacktoberfest

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Nirml

Nope it will take time . I think atleast 1 to 2
months form now.

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Kishan Kumar Rai

Same here bro
I also didn't see any update after 13th Nov.

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Ankit kumar mishra

I am from bhopal and my DHL tracker is showing enroute since last 10 days

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atharwa_24

I haven't received the tracking id yet🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Nirml

You all will get soon. Who are left

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Computer Geek

I didn't get it yet too. I didn't get the tracking ID too.

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Niraj5422

I did not get tracking ID,What to do?

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Ashish2194

Its going to be the end of this year and I have still not received any update from DHL courier tracking service about my HacktoberFest goodies. The last update was November 13th 2020 after that nothing was communicated.
Please can anyone help me what should I do here. Can you please provide email id so that I can forward my tracking number so that this gets resolved.

PS:- I am from India.

hacktoberfest2020

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jayeshkaushik

did you received an email by kotis design? related to your shipping

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Shivam

I too received the mail and the package is still in Melrose Park, IL, US, since 13th Nov.

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jayeshkaushik

yeah my package is also in
melrose park, IL, US, since 13th Nov.

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Ashish2194

Anyway you tried contacting them?

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Ashish2194

Anyway you tried contacting them?

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Ashish2194

Anyway you tried contacting them?

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jayeshkaushik

try to search the name 'kotis design' in Gmail, if you see any email from them than don't worry you will get your swag

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Ashish2194

Yes I already received the mail and the tracker last updated the status on 13th November 2020. No other update is provided to where my shipment currently is?

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jayeshkaushik

don't worry the same thing happened to me, our shipment is late due to covid-19 or mutation of the corona
virus

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aditya10chauhan

I got the tracking Id but not from "Kotis Design" .

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Ashish2194

yes and tracking there says last updated 13th November 2020. No communication thereafter :(

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Itsdudehere

I didn't received my hactoberfest swag till now what can I do?

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Matt (IPv4) Cowley

Hey Itsdudehere (and others),

If you have already ordered your swag, we are continuing to ship out the T-shirts over the next month, however, given the global health pandemic, this may take longer than expected. Please have patience in waiting for them to ship.

Once shipped, swag is expected to take 8 - 12 weeks, or more, to arrive given the current global health pandemic. No updates on the tracking link provided for long periods at a time is to be expected and is completely normal. We ask that you have patience in waiting for your swag to arrive.

Hope that helps, happy hacking!
- Matt, Community Platform Manager @ DigitalOcean.

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Akash keshri

Yaa...I'm also not received yet:)

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Radha

you'll surely get bro :)
but since it is shipping from foreign and that too many and thats why it takes time. :)

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Kartik192192

Ok I'm waiting

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Radha

yupp me too :)

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E. Choroba

I got this email before clicking here, does it mean it is a scam? I guess so...
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The link from the email points to http://mkto-ab430114.com/n/XXXXX (some hash code at the end).

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi there — This is the official email from the DigitalOcean team — meant to spread these instructions to all Hacktoberfest participants. It's definitely not a scam but that button should direct you to this post. Can you clarify if you're not directed here when clicking it?

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E. Choroba

Yes, it works. I was afraid to click so didn't know where it redirected to ;-)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Totally understand!

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Hritik Khurana

After clicking to this , I came to this post but didn't know what to do next . Please help

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Pieter

I guess that's their marketing click tracker. Domain is property of marketo.com/

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Rutuja Kawade

When I click subscribe, it's showing me unprossable entity, there's some error. Please fix it soon.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Working on this! Thanks.

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Sudeep Shukla

I had subscribed for the badges.
I just wanted to know whether i will get my t-shirt or not ...it's been very confusion ..i also mailed many times ..but there is no 100% confirmation about my t-shirt..
Please solve my issue ..i have sacrificed my 10 daya in Hacktoberfest ..
Please...

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Arpit Gothi

if you have redeemed it on hacktoberfest then you will definitely get it.

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Vivek Wesley

have patience

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Rajkumar Sawant

They will send you mail when completion badge appear to your profile.

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Peter Witham

So if my username on GitHub is grfxguru and my username on dev.to is peterwitham, I interpret the instructions to say it won't work?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi @peterwitham ! What's important here is the account associated with your GitHub and DEV profile. You'll want this to match. We've adjusted the language above to make this a bit more clear and provide the path to check before clicking SUBSCRIBE

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Peter Witham

Thanks Gracie, that helps make it clearer. I appreciate the response.

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Valeria

Internal Server Error :-)

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Valeria

Update: Just got the badge

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Guryash Singh

Made with love and Ruby on Rails. DEV Community. Wanna change this to NodeJS. (^_^*)

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Nakib #Azure

same problem

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Sakil Hasan Saikat

I am Waiting 🙂

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Akash AS

what badge can u explain r they sending stickers to home???

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

This is a virtual badge for your DEV profile 😉

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Sakil Hasan Saikat

I have just get a badge. Can you please tell me whare it is?

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Sakil Hasan Saikat

I am also new in it. I am join hacktobarfast on 2020 only. I don't know how was that. But I am very excited to get this.

Thank you.

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Shreya23-tech

I hope to get my badge and swags soon ❤

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AKHILSUNNI

Ya u will

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Akash keshri

How to claim my hacktoberfest badge...those who have done this one..plzz help me

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Radha

i guess it'll take some time, as it was clearly written their to keep an eye on our dev profile and our mail.
and this is not scam 2020 :)
even if it's last month of year! :)

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Akash keshri

Thanks Radha for giving some information

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Amandubey34

Yup btw nice quote 😂🙌

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Radha

😅😁

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Aditya Mohan

Thanks The Dev Team, DigitalOcean and Intel for this amazing experience of Hactoberfest'20. I had just received the badge on my profile.
I didn't face any issues in going with above steps and also received the mail in an instant. Thank you.

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kartikeya649

I didn't see my badge.Where I find it?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi! We are in the process of generating the GitHub usernames of "subscribers" to this post and then will cross-reference with the official list of Hacktoberfest participants from DigitalOcean. Then, we will be able to award badges — so the awarding process is not instant. Thank you for your patience!