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Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood?

I find the description of the Populist badge confusing. It says:

Provided an answer that outscored an accepted answer with 10 votes by 2x. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

Does that mean if i have -5 votes and the accepted answer has -11 votes, i get the populist badge too? (-5 outscores the -11 by 2x).

Or does it only count for upvotes, or even the sum of up and downvotes (like displayed left to the answer)?

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marked as duplicate by random, George Stocker, juanformoso, Jon Seigel, Robert Cartaino Mar 19 '10 at 14:47

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Out of your current 1,337 answers (no joke) your lowest scored answer is 0, so I don't think you have anything to worry about. :) – Gnome Mar 19 '10 at 16:37
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The accepted answer must have a minimum of a 10 positive score. You must then get a score twice as high as the accepted answer (minimum being a positive 20)

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So if the accepted answer has 10 upvotes but 1 downvote so it never reached score 10, i don't get the badge? – Johannes Schaub - litb Mar 19 '10 at 14:38
@litb: Yes, the "10 votes" refers to the total net votes displayed on the screen. – Robert Cartaino Mar 19 '10 at 14:47
@Robert, ah thanks! – Johannes Schaub - litb Mar 19 '10 at 15:29
So if I'm not mistaken this answer is no longer correct. According to this, the score of the accepted answer should be 11 or more, and that of the other answer 23 or more ("more than 2x"). – this.lau_ Jun 5 '14 at 22:13

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