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In How to make money with my programming? I gave a tongue-in-cheek answer to a question I knew was inevitably going to be closed. After being surprised to find a Populist badge for another answer I had forgotten about, I went back through and cataloged all the badges I have the potential to get.

The question currently has a score of -5. If my answer makes it to +20, will the gold badge be awarded, even though the question was closed?

Perhaps this is generalizable to will badges be awarded for triggers on closed questions?

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@Jed: You're welcome :-) – Arthur Reutenauer Nov 7 '09 at 0:25
@Arthur: Haha, thanks. Just woke up to it! – Jed Smith Nov 7 '09 at 16:34
It's funny your answer had exactly 19 votes up when I checked it out. I voted you shortly before 0:00 UTC, so your badge was awarded right after the long list of “Yearling” badges. – Arthur Reutenauer Nov 8 '09 at 0:02
up vote 6 down vote accepted

will badges be awarded for triggers on closed questions?

Yes. Closed questions still function like normal questions in all other respects (see the FAQ).

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That was easy, thanks. – Jed Smith Nov 6 '09 at 19:03
Re: your edit, ah, cool -- it's buried in there, I see it now. Thanks. :) – Jed Smith Nov 6 '09 at 19:17
Actually, I just edited it in, so you wouldn't have seen it if you'd looked there first. :) – mmyers Nov 6 '09 at 19:41
Now I feel less retarded, which is always a good thing. :) – Jed Smith Nov 6 '09 at 20:44
Like proof by Wikipedia: "Hey, just look it up on Wikipedia....well, wait a sec before you do, my connection's slow right now." – David Thornley Nov 6 '09 at 20:55
Yes, but Jeff Atwood just got the Reversal badge on a closed question, so I think I'm pretty safe here. :P – mmyers Nov 6 '09 at 21:20

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