For some reason I don't understand, the site will not give me the Curious badge. The criteria for it states, "Ask a well received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record". I have asked 7 questions so far on Arqade, all of them having a positive number of upvotes and all of them on separate days. The badge tracker even displays it as if I have the criteria for it.

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Can someone elighten me on why I haven't received it yet and what I need to do to receive it?

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Do you have a positive question record? Deleted questions still count against your positive record (even more so), so just deleting negative-scoring questions won't clear your record. If you click on the badge, you'll get a small popup like the following, which shows every requirement that needs to be met in order to earn the badge:

My own progress towards the Socratic badge

If you have a positive question record... it takes a while for the system to award new badges, you'll get yours soon enough.

  • Yeah it says I dont have a positive record. Which doesnt make sense to me either, as far as I can remember Ive never deleted a question. Is there anyway for me to check if I did, other than the past 60 days it already shows?
    – Kyle Rone
    Feb 5, 2020 at 15:58
  • You have two deleted, closed, negatively scoring questions, so that is preventing you from having a positive record. Feb 5, 2020 at 16:04
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    Well then.. I really dont remember those but honestly that doesnt surprise me. I'm a forgetful person. Thanks for looking into this for me, it makes a lot more sense now.
    – Kyle Rone
    Feb 5, 2020 at 16:06

To add to @Wrigglenite's answer, a positive question score is calculated the following way

(total questions - negative questions - closed questions - deleted questions) / total question >=.5

You have 2 questions that are deleted, closed, and downvoted, and 9 questions total, so you current score is

(9 - 2 - 2 - 2) / 9 = .33

If you want the badge, you will have to ask 3 more positively received questions.

  • I actually spent time looking for how this was calculated not realizing it was already here
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Feb 6, 2020 at 19:04

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