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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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. For ...


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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 requirement like that is met, the little X icon turns into a tick like so:


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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


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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 ...


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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 (324) to your total votes (329), so you have a percentage of 324/329 = 98%.


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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 excessive amount of low quality contributions, which you can read more about here. Additionally, if a moderator believes a user is making an excessive amount of low ...


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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 for the 'Curious' badge, you need to ask a "well-received" question on 5 separate days. Server time is UTC, so that's what accounts for a "day"...


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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+. Your answer for that question was written two days after the question was asked, and thus is not eligible for the Revival badge.


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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 ...


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All Stack Exchange sites, including meta sites, run off a very similar code base. Because they're running basically the same code, meta sites like this one get the same list of badges. Removing them would potentially mean moving the meta sites to a separate code base, making the changes to remove them, then maintaining two code bases in the future. Even if ...


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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 ...


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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 January 2016 (RemoveAbandonedQuestions)


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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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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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Post well thought out and written questions and answers, especially on currently popular games, and the rep will follow!


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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 this is taken into account in the taxonomist logic, so if you create a tag and it's renamed you still get the badge.


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The badges you mentioned are very much obtainable, but very difficult on Arqade as poor, but valid questions are rare and with 36 questions a day, the regulars (or at least I) often read or skim through majority of the new questions posted every day. Just because both of the current cases were deemed unfitting for the site doesn't mean future cases of ...


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