On my profile page there used to be two links related to Merit Badges. One link took me to a page that summarizes my current BB submissions and their status. I still see that link. The other link took me to a page that listed all possible badges and allowed me to request a badge and add a justification comment. I don't see that link anymore. Is there another way to access that page now?
There isn't (at least for now). Too many new users were finding that link, thinking that they were pretty good at gardening and cooking and just applying for the badges they thought they were worthy of.
If you're ready to apply for a badge, just go to that badge thread (Textiles for instance) and post a reply asking for certification with a link to all the relevant BBs. Then the approval is out in the open and your prospective Otis can also see it.
If a BB hasn't been certified or an air badge wasn't granted after a couple days, just hit the "Report" button on the post and ask nicely if someone could take a peek at it.