When I (admin) merged a topic: I got the 1st link for the link that shows (merged to (topic-link))
I don’t understand what you’re saying here. Can you explain further or use screenshots?
He means that he got a badge for first link, though the only “link” he posted was a merge notice.
Not sure this matters, since staff would get these beginner badges almost instantly on their own sites.
Meh I could just ignore those notifications and grant me every badge.