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I'm curious how the count works for upvotes when determining badges for tags. According to the greasemonkey script that got passed around here on meta, I have surpassed 1000 votes in the [php] tag on SO (also on the PHP stats page). This happened about 4 or 5 days ago. No sign of a gold badge for it yet though, and I'm pretty sure I can't be in debt for a tag badge. Are downvotes considered as a negative against the total upvotes for badge calculations? Is it a weekly batch job?

What am I missing?

Edit: Adding the 'bug' tag, as no one seems to have an answer and it doesn't appear to be intended behaviour. Also, others seem to be encountering this.

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Whether downvotes count against your badge or not, the score shown on the tag stats page is the net amount of upvotes minus downvotes, so you clearly do have 1000+ votes. –  Grace Note Apr 27 '10 at 18:36
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I have no idea, but congrats on 1000 votes in [php]! :) –  Jon Seigel Apr 27 '10 at 18:38
    
@ccornet - ah, interesting. I don't spend much time going over the stats or mulling over badges, so I'm mostly just curious. –  zombat Apr 27 '10 at 18:38
    
@Jon - haha, thanks :D –  zombat Apr 27 '10 at 18:39
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I blame society. Clearly that's to blame for your lack of badge. –  Randolpho Apr 27 '10 at 18:45
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Well CW answers don't count, I'm just not sure if they're reflected in the count on the tag stats page. –  Lance Roberts Apr 27 '10 at 18:54
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According to Welbog, the tag stats only reflect votes in non-CW situations. –  Grace Note Apr 27 '10 at 18:57
    
possible duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20906/… –  Greg Hewgill Apr 28 '10 at 6:04

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Somebody added some "security" to our scheduled tasks, which caused them not to run on SO.

Fixed.

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Hah, "security". Around here all you need is some sparkly avatar images to distract everyone. I'd go for the "obscurity" approach, maybe with waffles. Thanks for the fix. –  zombat Apr 29 '10 at 3:56

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