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I asked a question which I believe according to the criteria

Asked a question with no answers, no comments, and low views for a week

My answer currently has:

  • Asked 27 days ago
  • Viewed 21 times
  • No Answers, No comments

I expect the reason that I have not received the badge because I have received one upvote on my question, but this is not in the criteria. Or is 21 times too many views?

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Did someone add an answer and then delete it? – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 14:08
I guess that's a possibility... – Nathan Koop Sep 11 '09 at 14:14
Someone with 10k rep can probably tell. – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 14:18
No deleted answers. – XMLbog Sep 11 '09 at 14:20
Could be a deleted comment? – ベレアー アダム Sep 11 '09 at 14:21
@Adam, that was my next thought, but I don't think (outside of direct db access) there's a way to check that. – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 14:25
Do you really want the tumbleweed badge more than once? :) – Sampson Sep 11 '09 at 14:38
@Jonathan, if you mean this question, he won't get tumbleweed because of all the comments. – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 14:47
Look, Jesse Beder tried this earlier (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/21296/…) but to no avail. It's a rough time getting a Tumbleweed here on Meta now. – random Sep 11 '09 at 14:56
fwiw, it has an answer now – warren Sep 13 '09 at 6:31
I've got a single-upvote unanswered, rarely-viewed question as well. The criteria doesn't say anything about votes, so either the description needs to be fixed or the criteria needs to be loosened to match the description. I don't think upvotes should play into this at all. All an upvote means is that it's a tumbleweed OTHER people would like to see answered as well. – Mel Oct 20 '09 at 19:34

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I got a tumbleweed-badge on one question, and it did need some more time than a week. So be a little more patient, and it will be awarded.

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His question is nearly a month old, so if its taking this long, the phrasing on the criteria should be updated to be more accurate. However, I suspect for some reason his question is not eligible, its just not clear to me why. – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 15:13
Maybe, though not mentioned in the description of the badge, but the upvote took it out of Tumbleweedness. – random Sep 11 '09 at 15:20
@Random, if that is the case, it is undocumented and I think that should be corrected (and I'm also inclined to disagree with the choice, but that's a different story/question). – Timothy Carter Sep 11 '09 at 15:25
Its not a bug, its an undocumented state! – perbert Sep 11 '09 at 15:59

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