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I have been to Stack Overflow for last few months and earned around 1000 reputation. I Wonder why I am not earning silver badges.

For GURU badge - Accepted answer and score of 40 or more

I have lot of such answers. And I wonder why I am not assigned with this badge. ( I noticed only about this and don't know if any more is missing )

Is it a bug?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Toon Krijthe, ChrisF, Martijn Pieters, Rory Nov 7 '12 at 11:48

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Score is the number of upvotes minus downvotes. Not the amount of reputation you gained. Don't confuse those. –  Bart Nov 7 '12 at 8:19
    
my mistake was the confusion between score and reputation. I thought both are same. Thanks –  AnhSirk Dasarp Nov 7 '12 at 8:22
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There would be some pretty serious badge-inflation if there was a silver badge for every accepted +4 answer. –  Mysticial Nov 7 '12 at 8:23
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@AnhSirkDasarp when you see a term you're not sure about, check this glossary and on most cases you'll get clear answer. It already contains definition for score. :) –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 8:24
    
yeah.. got it. Thanks @ShaWizDowArd –  AnhSirk Dasarp Nov 7 '12 at 8:27
    
By the way, your fastest way to get silver badge is just visit the site every day. After 30 such days in a row, this badge will be yours. :-) –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 8:32
    
@ShaWizDowArd even faster would be to vote 40 questions a day; after 8 days one gets Civil Duty with 300 votes –  gnat Nov 7 '12 at 11:11
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@gnat maybe faster, but also requires much more time and effort, assuming the votes are real and made after considerable thought. :) –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 11:16
    
@ShaWizDowArd yeah.. but I have been visiting the site almost everyday. ( may have missed 1 -2 days in between ). :) Just noticed today that I didn't earn any silver yet :D –  AnhSirk Dasarp Nov 7 '12 at 11:18
    
@ShaWizDowArd I see - for the effort spent, just visiting 30 days in the row should be easier indeed. "Reading and evaluation of posts to decide on what vote to cast takes time" –  gnat Nov 7 '12 at 11:20
    
@AnhSirkDasarp "almost" is not enough.. you can see the "days in a row" in your profile, it should say something like "visited 587 days, 37 consecutive" and clicking it will even open small calendar showing on which days exactly you visited. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 11:59
    
@ShaWizDowArd Just now realized that I can view the days I visited. I could have earned enthusiast badge if I didn't miss one day between :) –  AnhSirk Dasarp Nov 7 '12 at 12:31

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Description of GURU badge

Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times

You do not have any accepted answer with score of 40 or more. So this badge is not awarded to you.

As @Bart said here: Score means upvote minus downvote not reputation.

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True, worth to explain that "score" means the net vote count (upvotes-downvotes) not the reputation earned from the answer. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 8:19
    
Yeah , my mistake was the confusion between score and reputation. I thought both are same. Thanks –  AnhSirk Dasarp Nov 7 '12 at 8:21
    
@ShaWizDowArd: Yup. As Bart said –  hims056 Nov 7 '12 at 8:22

You get that badge when you have a single answer with a score of 40 or more which was accepted by the asker. You don't have any answers that are near that score.

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