I asked a question 7 days ago with around 20 views, no answers. Soon after I posted the question, I added a comment, saying that I don't really know how to tag the question, and asking people for help. Afterwards, I edited this same message into the question.
However, after a week's time, no one's answered, and no other activity has taken place with the question.
Regardless, I have not been awarded the Tumbleweed badge.
Here's the definition of the "definition" of the Tumbleweed badge, as per the Badges page:
Tumbleweed - Asked a question with no answers, no comments, and low views for a week
There are two reasons why I think that might have happened with my question:
- 20 views does not constitute "low" views - this has already been discussed, and I don't think this is the case here.
- I added a comment to my own question - The badge details state "no comments".
As I think that it is because of the comment I myself added, why should this not qualify for Tumbleweed?
In other words, why should comments you yourself add to such an under-viewed and unanswered question count against the "no comments" clause?
As far as I understand, the purpose of the badge is to sort of like a cookie:
No one has helped you yet (answered/looked at your question for a week), so here's a bone.
However, the poster of a question would naturally leave comments to clarify.
On the other hand, if someone else were to leave a comment, that means that some activity with other users would be going on with that question, so it would disqualify your question from Tumbleweed.
In conclusion, the original poster's own comments should not count as "regular" comments for the Tumbleweed badge. We should only have other people's comments disqualify questions from attaining this badge.
What do you think?