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I'm just so confused.

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Check out all the Related questions in the right sidebar - they give you an idea of the actual requirements. – Adam Davis Jun 18 '10 at 15:21
    
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honestly this would have been funnier if it had received no answers or up-votes whatsoever. – John Berryman Apr 30 '15 at 13:28
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Yeah, c'mon people. Show, not tell. – Will Feb 26 at 21:26

You get it by asking a question that gets no answers, no votes, no comments, and low views for a week.

In other words, you get it as a consolation prize for asking a bad question.

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ha ha at your second sentence – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 18 '10 at 15:15
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This amuses me. You win one (1) Made Adam Laugh badge. Can be traded in for a free unicorn ride at fine unicorn petting zoos everywhere. – Adam Davis Jun 18 '10 at 15:16
    
In all seriousness: how low would 'low views' be? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 18 '10 at 15:19
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Not always a BAD question, sometimes just a question that nobody feels like answering or knows how to answer :) – Tim Post Jun 18 '10 at 15:19
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@BoltClock Around 10-15. From experience, 17 is too many. – Grace Note Jun 18 '10 at 15:20
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@BoltClock meta.stackexchange.com/questions/32376/… – Adam Davis Jun 18 '10 at 15:20
    
@tim Post It's highly improbable that a developer asking a question on Stack Overflow is the only one able to ask (or answer) a particular question. – George Stocker Jun 18 '10 at 16:10
    
@George - hence the 'nobody feels like answering' :) Some questions, however coherent .. require a time investment that qualified people simply can't afford at the moment. I've run into dozens of them in the C / Linux tags especially when it comes to device drivers. I don't write them down to rush home and answer them, and rarely do I favorite something .. too much noise when I do. – Tim Post Jun 18 '10 at 16:51
    
@George - if it weren't for Jonathan Leffler and a few others, every single informix question would earn this badge. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/53637/… – Tim Post Jun 18 '10 at 16:55
    
I don't think the question I got my Tumbleweed for was a bad question, but it sure was obscure. Eventually, I figured it out and answered it myself. – David Thornley Jun 18 '10 at 22:08
    
@BoltClock, @Grace Note: I got it with about 25 views for a question on SuperUser. – zneak Aug 1 '10 at 4:43
    
@zneak: I'm guessing the threshold is higher there because Super User has less traffic than Stack Overflow :) – BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 4 '10 at 19:43
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I wouldn't call a Tumbleweed necessarily a bad question. Asking a good but obscure question will very likely get one. It's a consolation prize that you get instead of anything useful, like an answer. – David Thornley Aug 31 '10 at 14:34
    
If i get 1 up vote and 1 down vote, can i get this badge? – eirenaios Apr 30 '15 at 13:20
    
@eirenaios Yes, or indeed 2 upvotes and 2 downvotes, etc. – rand al'thor Feb 2 at 19:33

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