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The specialist silver badge should be awarded by having 400+ upvotes in a tag.

Some users already have this badge with less than 250 votes in this tag?

Does the number of accepted answers or anything else influence the calculation?

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Related: How do badges work? – Gnome Jun 6 '10 at 16:45
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I think you're confusing "number of answers" with "number of votes".

Each answer can have more than one vote.

But remember that the tag badges ignore community wiki questions and answers.

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thanks I've obviously misinterpreted the numbers – stacker Jun 6 '10 at 8:38

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