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I asked How to disable in the node debugger "break on first line".

After a few days of research, I found out the answer. The question had already 3 votes and I answered the question. Shouldn't this generate a "Self-Learner" badge?

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The answer must receive a score of 3, not the question.

Your answer currently has a score of 1, so you'll have to wait and see if it'll receive enough upvotes. If it hits a score of 3, you'll be eligible for the self-learner badge.

From List of all badges with full descriptions:


  • bronze; awarded once
  • Provide an answer to your own question that receives a score of three

Emphasis mine.

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The badge description says something about a "question with score of 3 or more" – Gabriel Petrovay May 20 '13 at 23:21
@Gabriel: You have to read the sentence correctly (which is quite common with badges): "(Answered) [your own question] (with score of 3 or more)" - "Answered" actually goes to "with score of 3 or more" – animuson May 20 '13 at 23:23
@GabrielPetrovay: No, it says 'an answer to your own question with a score of 3 or more.' – Martijn Pieters May 20 '13 at 23:23
Thanks @Martin! This list helps! – Gabriel Petrovay May 20 '13 at 23:27
Perhaps the badge text should be made clearer? "Provide an answer with a score of 3 or more to your own question" – jmac May 20 '13 at 23:33
@jmac: that would certainly be an improvement. – Martijn Pieters May 20 '13 at 23:34
This is going to be another one of those "need to start another meta question for the request" things, isn't it... – jmac May 20 '13 at 23:35
@jmac: sounds like you have an excellent feature-request question right there. :-) – Martijn Pieters May 20 '13 at 23:36
@jmac: I'd vote that up. :P – animuson May 20 '13 at 23:48
@jmac I fixed the community wiki list, but the official list of badges will depend on that feature request :) – bfavaretto May 21 '13 at 2:21
And it has been added as a feature request here so please go ahead and show your support there! @bfavaretto – jmac May 21 '13 at 3:58
@GabrielPetrovay: And congratulations, I see you now earned the badge. :-) – Martijn Pieters May 23 '13 at 23:07
@MartijnPieters Thanks! I was just wondering Martijn, what have you done in the past 4 years besides answering questions. How can you do it? (Rethorical) – Gabriel Petrovay May 24 '13 at 9:11
@GabrielPetrovay: Most of those 4 years I didn't do much, actually.. – Martijn Pieters May 24 '13 at 9:15

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