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I gave an answer and got a score of more than 40 but still have not got silver badge called "Good Answer". Will it take time to get it? I have read somewhere that some jobs are run after certain interval but I have still not received the badge.

Here is the screenshot where you can see that I got 65 points. enter image description here

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marked as duplicate by Time Traveling Bobby, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson, Pops Feb 13 '13 at 15:07

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You have 5 upvotes on that answer. You need 25 to get the badge. –  Mysticial Feb 13 '13 at 8:35
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Didn´t Good Answer badge be awarded by 25 upvotes (not 25 scores)? –  Jehof Feb 13 '13 at 8:35
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Score != Reputation, those two are confused many times. –  Shadow Wizard Feb 13 '13 at 8:36
    
@Spontifixus In question title, receive -> recieve, Answer -> Anwer? –  Pang Feb 13 '13 at 8:51
    
@Pang: I love that. I submit a suggestion to improve the post, and introduce typos in the title myself. :/ Well spotted. –  Spontifixus Feb 13 '13 at 8:54
    
How about... "net votes" instead of "score". =D –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 8:58
    
@J.Steen i agree with you. Score seems to be confusing. Votes seems to be correct word. –  AshReva Feb 13 '13 at 9:07
    
@J.Steen no, net votes is too.. complex. Score is fine, when in doubt check the glossary. :) –  Shadow Wizard Feb 13 '13 at 10:10
    
@ShaWizDowArd Ah yes, another place to check for reference information when English fails to be clear. ;) In all honesty, I find "net votes" vs "reputation" to be far more clear than "score" vs "reputation". But maybe that's just me and OP. =) –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 10:12
    
@ShaWizDowArd Keywords that have a special meaning could, maybe, have a tooltip with the information from the glossary. –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 10:13
    
@ShaWizDowArd Also, even the glossary is rather inconsistent: "A user's "reputation" is the total score achieved by a user". And yes, I know there's a proper glossary entry for score further down. Still. Inconsistent use of the word score! rage, rant, froth –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 10:14
    
@J.Steen well, if you feel you can improve the glossary go ahead, I did it more than once. :-) –  Shadow Wizard Feb 13 '13 at 10:17
    
@ShaWizDowArd I just might! =) Anyway. We have all these Resources(tm) that seem to be somewhat not-easy to find. Yes, I know about the FAQ-that-isn't-the-FAQ-in-the-menu-bar, and that it links to the glossary. However, if someone thinks they know what score means, why should they even try to find a glossary? Having a glossary isn't an excuse for having ambiguous terminology. =) –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 10:34
    
@J.Steen true but honestly, can't think of anything we can do except explain those things when required. –  Shadow Wizard Feb 13 '13 at 11:15
    
@ShaWizDowArd Yeah, I know. If we put up signs everywhere pointing to information that'd be useful to people, the site would be nothing but signs. =/ –  J. Steen Feb 13 '13 at 11:59
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up vote 9 down vote accepted

The score is the total of upvotes and downvotes on the question. Also, Good Answer is awarded for a score of 25, not 40, which means you'd need a minimum of 25 upvotes on the answer in order to get the badge. Your screenshot shows you gained +65 reputation from the answer. That is not the same thing as your answer's score.

That specific answer currently has a score of 5.

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I was confused with score and reputation. Now i understood. Thanks –  AshReva Feb 13 '13 at 8:44
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