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The question you mention is How to deal with a fake scientist?, it got the -30 score and was deleted by the community, as voted by amoeba, kjetil b halvorsen, Xi'an on Nov 4 '17 at 13:25, neither of whom is or was a mod at that time. You gain the more privileges on the site with reputation, so at some point users are able to cast delete votes. Please notice ...


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This is an age-old question. Seriously: there's an MSE thread about this that's five years old. My two personal favorite explanations: I see it more as a consolation prize. No one looked at your question or answered it, so here's something to hold you over until you get an answer. -- https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1579/165581 ...it's the the ...


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The "famous-question" badge is awarded to the asker after the question is viewed 10k times. In this case, you answered the question, which is why you did not get it.


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Association bonuses (and bounties, had you had any) don't count toward the total. It comes from upvotes (+10 per answer vote, +5 per question), accepted answers (+15), and the odd +2's you get for stuff like suggested edits being accepted (eventually they don't count any more either), and accepting an answer yourself. (turns out I was wrong about that last ...


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The question was deleted because enough votes were cast to delete it (none by a diamond moderator, as it happens). It was a rant, written in response to a frustrating experience on our site, not a real question; & perhaps by now rather embarrassing to the user that posted it—who will be, after all, four years older. The answer took the question at ...


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Quite a few badges aren't in the tracking list. (There are about 15 badges I don't have but only 4 show up that I can choose between for tracking) Some of those at least will probably be for reasons of overhead (it would be too hard to keep doing the calculation every time you load your profile). Some will be absent because you don't really "progress" ...


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You have downvoted a few times - sure, you then changed the votes to be upvotes, but the system recorded those downvotes, making you eligible for the badge.


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Yes, there is. Hover over the left side of a comment and click in the up arrow to vote (try it in the sample comment I left under the question). Comments can't be downvoted. You will also see a flag beneath the up arrow; that is for flagging comments. Badges related to commenting are 'Commentator' (bronze) and 'Pundit' (silver). The latter is the one ...


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This kind of change is widely unpopular - not because people don't think a change should be made, but because this is a very "meh" kind of change. Yes, the current system is somewhat unfair to those users who never get upvotes but frequently get accepted answers. They essentially never make any progress like those users who do get upvotes on their answers ...


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Qualifying for the curious/inquisitive/socratic badges requires accumulating good asking days. One good asking day means: asking at least one positively-scored question (aka "well received question") without having another question negatively-scored, closed or deleted on that day. For curious one needs 5 good asking days; inquisitive 30 and socratic 100. ...


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As far as I know, almost all the badges are still earnable. The rare exceptions are Precognitive, Beta, and Analytical. That is, the Unsung Hero badge can still be earned. However, not all badges are trackable from your profile page. As @whuber notes, these issues are covered on meta.SE. You can find a list of badges that cannot be tracked in this ...


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The list of awards (not awardees) for, say, the "Steward" badge appears at https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/badges/110/steward . Awards are listed in reverse chronological order. Individuals may be awarded the badge multiple times. Each such award will be listed according to the time it was made. Here is an excerpt showing multiple awards: There are ...


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The main question here appears to be - how to report bugs and issues to Stack Exchange staff. The answer to that is - post it here as a question, with as much detail as possible to help reproduce the issue. Put the bug tag on it and it will be seen by Stack Exchange staff. If you are suggesting a new feature or a change to an existing feature, tag it with ...


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Sometimes, for one reason or another, a question gathers little attention. It might be a really useful or interesting question, but for some reason didn't particularly get noticed (sometimes the day or time of posting might have been unfortunate, for example - if you just happen to post when many people's attention is elsewhere ...). Or maybe its more of ...


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Probably not a bug, but I hope this answer can help you narrowing down your issue. First of all, one needs to understand what is a 'day' in Stack Exchange and realize that badges like Enthusiast and Fanatic are awarded based on it. See: What is an SE "day"? When does each day start? Basically, a day starts at 0 hour from UTC time. Then, one can ...


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Note also, as suggested, I asked this question on SE meta, and the answer there was These badges are intentionally not available in the badge progress selector because they would require additional UI to select which queue you wanted to track which is simply not worth implementing at this time given that you can easily track these in each queue ...


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I wouldn't take it hard. Most of the views of a question come from people seeing the title on the main page and finding it interesting, either as something that they think they can contribute a helpful answer for or as something they want to understand better themselves. There is a certain amount of 'churn' on the main page (which is a good thing), and so ...


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I have also earned this badge for a question of mine. I would interpret this "zero-response" as the result of some, or all, of the following (assuming that the question covers the usual requirements for being on-topic, being clear, etc) a) Too specialized a question b) Too "textbook" as an issue (so everybody leaves the rather boring answer for ...


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