For some reason, when on Chess.SE and checking my little trophy thing, the badges show like they would for Chess, even for other sites such as Space Exploration:

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This is a bit confusing indeed, but it's more or less . Performance-wise, it's not a good idea to load many stylesheet documents which would be necessary to give those icons the right shape (it's not just Chess and Space Exploration, all sites with custom designs could end up there). It was noted on Meta Stack Exchange: Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned and the comments of staff member @AdamLear make clear it's not really a priority (though I do think the situation would improve by using the default circles as suggested by @Raphael, at least for the badges not from Chess.SE, and that wouldn't really hurt performance).

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