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Why don't I have a positive question record?

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: All questions count when determining your record.
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How to earn the Peer Pressure achievement?

At one hundred twenty five reputation, users gain the power of downvotes, which can cause a question to achieve a negative score. For example, if 1 user decides a question is good, and 4 users decide ...
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Recent badge notification spam

My fault. Isn't it always? We had a problem with badges failing to award last night, so I added some extra logging to capture more info when it stumbled. In the process I accidentally broke something ...
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How can I earn these types of badges?

The sentence is fairly self-explanatory, but here's some more expanded detail. Within the tag in question, you must have posted at least 20 answers that were not marked as community wiki. Across all ...
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What defines a "Well recieved question"?

You can read the full description of the badges here. A well received question has a positive score, isn't closed and isn't deleted. In order to maintain a positive question record: For every ...
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Why can't I get the "Curious" badge?

I can see where the popup's wording can be a little confusing, as it kinda looks like it's saying 5/5 You no longer need to earn the positive record. For future reference, when a textual ...
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I just received an Announcer badge for a question I have no recollection of ever seeing before

Are you sure you've never seen that question before? If it wasn't you, who wrote this question? ;) In the following screenshot, the first link is the question you've "never seen before": It ...
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How do I earn the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges?

The requirement is a little weird to read, but the requirements for Tenacious can be parsed out as follows: Have more than 5 answers with +0 score that are accepted These 5 or more answers constitute ...
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Why haven't I earned the Curious badge?

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 ...
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I'm trying to get all the badges on Arqade. Can you help me?

You can't get all the badges; some of them have been retired. Since most badges are (like reputation) earned by asking good questions or providing good answers to them, why don't you start there? You'...
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What does the "25% vote on questions" mean on the "Electorate" badge?

You've cast 329 up-/downvotes, as shown in this widget: but for the Electorate badge only votes on questions count, and you only have 324 of those. The 25% rule is comparing your votes on questions (...
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Are there any adverse effects to purposely earning the Peer Pressure badge?

There are no adverse effects to earning the Peer Pressure badge. With that said, the system does have automated systems for preventing users from asking or answering questions if they make an ...
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Excavator Medal not awarded

Excavator requires you edit someone else's post, not your own: Self-edits do not count for the Excavator or Archaeologist badges. It must be an edit on another owner's (or anonymous/deleted user's) ...
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Peoples reputation vanishing

This is not a bug. Retrosaur normally has tens of thousands of reputation points and earned those badges through normal use of the site. Right now this user is on a temporary suspension, so the rep ...
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Did something change in the announcer badge?

A bug in calculating the Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges for answers was fixed. This main meta post has the details.
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The Curious badge and timezones

I'm not sure what you're referring to in your screenshot because there's nothing on that particular screen which talks about post dates. (Possibly you're misunderstanding the reputation graph?) But ...
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Why do I have a tumbleweed badge?

According to the badge details page, you apparently asked the question Controller remapping in Assassin's Creed: Liberation back in 2015. This question is +0/-0, and was deleted by Community in ...
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Minor adjustment to badge description

No, that description is correct. You need to vote at least 600 times on questions, and for your votes on questions to be at least 25% of your total votes.
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Why haven't I earned the Curious badge?

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 ...
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Why can't I track some meta badges progress?

As mentioned here: A tag must appear on a minimum of 100 questions to be eligible for tag badges. community-event only has 35 questions, and screenshot-of-the-week only has 5.
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200 daily Max Reputation Tips

Post well thought out and written questions and answers, especially on currently popular games, and the rep will follow!
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Why am I not earning the "Revival" badge?

Ah, I see the confusion. The criteria for that badge is that you must be the first to answer a question, answer it 30+ days after it being asked, and have that answer be accepted with a score of 2+. ...
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How to know who created a tag?

So I don't know the full internal workings of the tag system, but I know that if a tag is renamed or merged the creator of the new tag will be the person who performed the merge. However, I know that ...
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I can't get the "Curious" badge, even if my total questions' score is actually positive!

From this Q&A, you can see the formula given for what defines your "question record." Note that it doesn't say "positive question score", but "positive question record". (total questions - ...
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Why aren't my badge counts being accurately reflected?

Some badges are not awarded instantly when the corresponding event occurs. Instead, there are batch jobs that run at varying frequencies that check for the conditions and award the badges. After 24 ...
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Finished the Curious badge, but haven't received it?

Check the little popup when you click the badge progress, does it look like this? The Curious badge has two components: 5 upvoted questions asked over 5 separate days, and maintaining a positive ...
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