I'd say yes, upvoting an answer without taking the time to read it is bad practice and could be damaging. We have had times where WRONG answers have been highly upvoted, and it takes a lot of work to undo this. Badges aren't important enough that we should be trying to give them to people at the expense of the site's quality.
If you read the answer and it ...
It's not a typo. It is a short form for "moderator pro-tempore", not "temp". While they mean the same thing, it's correct as written.
Pro-tems are those moderators selected by Community Managers and the like when a site is in the beta stage. Once the site graduates, then an election happens, and moderators are elected.
Since pro-tems might not go on to be ...
It might just be that the achievement was awarded correctly, it was the asker who did it wrong.
The way this badge works is as follows. When I click on Share on this post, I get this URL:
That's because I'm user 23. If you press it, you'll get:
Whenever one of ...
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 it is bad, and vote accordingly, the net score will be -3.
The peer pressure badge was originally designed to encourage a potentially good behavior; to reward ...
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 of those answers, you need to have accumulated 100 total upvotes.
If you get 100 upvotes on 15 answers, that won't meet the criteria. If you get 75 upvotes on ...
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 question with a score of 0 or worse, you need to have a well received question.
For every closed question of yours, you need to have a well received question.
I can see where the popup's wording can be a little confusing, as it kinda looks like it's saying
You no longer need to earn the positive record.
For future reference, when a textual requirement like that is met, the little X icon turns into a tick like so:
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 such that it appeared to work, but really didn't actually do anything. Deploying the fix now. Sorry folks.
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'll see that you'll 'automatically' get badges.
For more information, the background and purpose of badges, check the Help Center. Note that the badges you earn ...
Do you mean the Suffrage badge/Vox Populi, the ones for using thirty/forty votes in a day? It will likely come, if you did indeed do that within the time period of a UTC day (which might not match your timezone).
I suspect either this is a caching issue, or that it is an issue with SE using UTC time instead of whatever timezone you find yourself in, so the ...
You misread the requirements.
The accepted answer must have a score of at least then 10.
Your answer must have more than twice the score of the accepted answer.
Yeah. It's a gold badge for a reason. (See also: Reversal.)
Not all badges are awarded immediately.
For some badges, there is a cron job that checks every so often to see if that badge should be awarded. The cron jobs for less common badges run less frequently.
For more information see https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/112873/134175
You need to have a positive question record. If you have downvoted questions, deleted questions, etc - these all count against the positive question record.
This meta.SE post lays it out in full..
According to that post, the metrics "triple counts a question that is downvoted, closed, and deleted. If you ask one that hits that trifecta, you'll need to ask ...
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) content.
We don't want to encourage self-bumping of content in an attempt to get votes by bumping it on the front page for the sake of doing so...it's meant to ...
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 looks like you just forgot that you shared it. You can search a site for a part of a url with e.g. url:54525/145980
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 20% or more of your total number of answers
For Unsung Hero, the requirements are similar, but harder:
Have more than 10 answers with +0 score that are ...
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 ...
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 was temporarily set to 1 by the system. You can see the suspension info by clicking on the user's profile page.
This account is temporarily suspended to cool ...
For most badges, no, there's not a built-in way to view progress. There are a few exceptions to this, like the review badges, which you can see if you hover over progress bar at the top of a specific queue, but usually badges don't have anything.
People have made some queries over on http://data.stackexchange.com which give you a rough idea though. Here's a ...
Any upvote should be justified solely on the merits of that post and its usefulness to the community at large. It should not be based on the poster, the poster's rep, the post's current score, other answers on the post, the comments on the post, your history with the poster, the tags on the post, or anything other than the merits of the post.
But any reason ...
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 - negative questions - closed - deleted) / total questions >= 0.5
Thus, the actual score of your questions do not matter. Your +86 question only counts as 1 positive ...
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:
If you have a positive ...