If a question is deleted, that awarded me some badge, do I lose that medal?

For example, if I got a famous question on a question, but it was closed/deleted, does my badge get revoked?

  • I assume this question was prompted by a recent deletion. I don't believe they're revoked, but I suspect you're in a great position to check and answer this for yourself. Nov 20, 2012 at 15:34
  • Not exactly. I was just curious.
    – childe
    Nov 20, 2012 at 15:40
  • And no, does not apply to the battletoads question I had. That one had too many downvotes.
    – childe
    Nov 20, 2012 at 15:41
  • Although I do know that my rep came back after the question was deleted.
    – childe
    Nov 20, 2012 at 15:41
  • I'm gonna guess and say no. There's actually a badge for deleting your own question if it has more than three downvotes!
    – Niro
    Nov 20, 2012 at 15:46

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No, you do not. If you get any badge and then the cause of getting that badge is reversed, you keep the badge but you don't get another the next time you would have gotten the same badge.

For example, if you get a Nice Question badge and then the question drops below 10 votes or is deleted, you keep the badge, but the next time a question of yours gets to 10 votes it doesn't grant you another badge.

The real algorithm is that every time another post of yours hits the criteria for a badge, if you have more posts meeting that criteria than corresponding badges, you get another badge.

  • So in theory, if I have 2 posts at 9 votes, then one gets upvoted (I get a badge) and downvoted, and then the other gets upvoted, I will not get another badge even though 2 separate posts hit 10? Nov 20, 2012 at 16:09
  • Exactly. The post I linked to explains it in more detail. Nov 20, 2012 at 16:11
  • @InvaderSkoodge - But if the first post gets another upvote (back up to 10), you'll end up with 2 badges, if I'm interpreting this correctly
    – Robotnik Mod
    Nov 29, 2012 at 3:13
  • Yes, if both posts are at +10 at the same time, you will have 2 of the badges Nov 29, 2012 at 4:04

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