I am working towards the 'curious' badge (on the Arqade site), and one of the requirements is to maintain a positive question record.

As visible on my profile, I have asked 10 questions, of which all are positive except for one. Does maintaining a positive question record mean that all your questions must be positive, or just the majority? As it is now, the vast majority of my questions are positive, yet the badge tracker states that I still need a positive question record.

What am I missing?

  • 6
    Deleted questions still count.
    – Oded
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 22:32
  • One is closed as a duplicate, and you might have some deleted ones. Closed and deleted questions affect your question record. See Give users a way to see their “Positive Question Record” score
    – Null
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 22:32
  • @Null With (total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5, Do questions double count? If a question is deleted and it is negative, does it count for both of the categories in this equation?
    – wcarhart
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 22:35
  • 3
    Yes, and potentially triple -- a closed, negative, and deleted question would count against your record three times.
    – Null
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 22:36
  • 4
    If I had a nickel for every time I've mistyped a meta site when migrating...
    – Shog9
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 22:39

1 Answer 1


Because you've asked questions that weren't... Positive. Most of these are deleted, of which you can still see the recent ones on your profile:

three downvoted, deleted questions

All questions count when determining your record.

  • What's a "positive question" Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 1:41
  • A question with a positive score.
    – Tim S.
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 15:56

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