The badge Curious involves getting a 5-day positive question streak. I have done that.

Here's a screenshot.

Photo of failed badge

You can see I've completed the badge. Its meter is filled. What happened?

2 Answers 2


Check the little popup when you click the badge progress, does it look like this?

Curious Badge Popup

The Curious badge has two components: 5 upvoted questions asked over 5 separate days, and maintaining a positive question record. That little 'x' turns into a tick once you have met that requirement:

Socratic Badge Popup

The formula used to calculate a positive question record is as follows:

(total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions ≥ 0.5

How is a “positive question record” calculated? - Meta Stack Exchange

I can't see that popup on your profile, but doing the math manually, it doesn't seem like you've met the requirement, plugging your stats in to the formula I get:

(12 - 2 - 3 - 2)/12 
= 5/12 
= 0.41

Note that negatively voted, closed and deleted questions do count 3 times, so one or two poorly received questions can tip the scale. Also note that the actual vote score of your questions doesn't matter. If you have a question with 20 upvotes, that still only counts as 1 positive question, not 20.

So to earn Curious, you'll have to put in the hard work to raise your positive question record - either by revisiting closed questions and attempting to make them more acceptable (clarify, reduce the scope etc), or by asking new, clear, well-received questions.


Likely the badge awarding script hasn't run yet - it's not, as far as I remember, an instant thing. I believe it only runs once per day (or a certain number of times, but not all the time).

Give it time, it should pop up within the next day at most.

  • If I remember it runs at midnight UTC-0. i could be wrong though
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Mar 27, 2018 at 17:05

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