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I've not asked or answered a single question on meta, but I got notified of a teacher badge today.

Is this a bug?

[edit] do the guys need some unit tests? ... hehehe ;)

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You also have a critic badge without any downvotes. – balpha Jan 14 '10 at 17:52
You're a witch! – XMLbog Jan 14 '10 at 17:53
... Never thought of posting it here, but on ServerFault, I got a Peer Pressure badge, and I don't remember/don't think I have deleted an answer there that met the requirements. – William Hilsum Jan 14 '10 at 17:57

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It's because of your answer to this question:


I migrated it, it lived on meta for a while (long enough to generate badges), then I had second thoughts, and migrated it back to SO -- which means it was deleted on meta.

The perfect *programmable* Christmas Gift!

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oh, make your mind up jeff! ;) Shouldn't the votes migrate with the question? .. not that I've thought that through, just thinking out loud. – blank Jan 14 '10 at 18:47
@Bedwyr: Once the badge is awarded, it doesn't get deleted. However, the system will recognize that you "owe" it a badge and thus won't award it to you next time you'd qualify for it. (In these cases, they're single-award badges, so it won't matter much anyway.) – John Rudy Jan 14 '10 at 19:56

Perhaps you answered a question that was migrated to Meta and then deleted?

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how would I find out the truth!? – blank Jan 14 '10 at 18:00
Why, get to 10k rep of course! – Phoshi Jan 14 '10 at 18:04
Or ask someone who has 10k rep or is a moderator. – mmyers Jan 14 '10 at 18:07
He is still a witch! – acidzombie24 Jan 14 '10 at 18:10
@acidzombie24 I can live with that. How's being undead working out? – blank Jan 14 '10 at 18:11

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