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Just curious whether the process takes a while, and whether it scrapes through history to determine if it was once valid or not. Currently, I have 6 0-vote accepted answers and 20 1+-vote answers (on SO), and that makes it > 5 and > 20% but not for long if voting goes up or down from here. ;-P


Special thanks to Grace Note for pointing out the link to follow. I upgraded this to a bug because it's been 48 hours during which the criteria supposedly were met. 6 0-votes, 20-23 1+ votes during the whole period. The criteria only last so long, so it may go out of scope soon. If it only checks every 3 days, I'm not sure if that's intentional or a bug.

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@grace: thanks, didn't know about that search. haven't done much with the custom searches yet. :-) – eruciform Jul 19 '10 at 19:31
Happy to help ♪ – Grace Note Jul 19 '10 at 19:35
I just proposed add this information to the faq. – M. Tibbits Jul 9 '11 at 3:03
up vote 62 down vote accepted
  • Only accepted answers older than 10 days are considered (otherwise tons of new users would get this)
  • As long as they are not self accept
  • And they are not wiki
  • And they are not deleted
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so is it retroactive, as in "if it was true 7 days ago"? this is one of those odd badges that if i don't manage to achieve it now, it's not likely to ever happen, no matter how many obscure things i help people with. :-) – eruciform Jul 21 '10 at 2:59
not retroactive ... its meant as a consolation badge for people who participate in obscure tags that don't get any upvotes – waffles Jul 21 '10 at 3:09
@waffles - huh, did they change the name of this to "tenacious"? i just got it, by the way. :-) – eruciform Jul 28 '10 at 19:32
@eruciform, yep, same badge, new name, see blog – Pops Oct 13 '10 at 18:08
Turns out its 10 days:… – Yahel Dec 1 '10 at 19:06
@yahelc thanks and oops ... corrected that – waffles Dec 1 '10 at 23:15
@waffles- to be clear, self accepted answers that would be beneficial in earning the badge are not considered nor are they, beneficial or not, considered into the total number of accepted answers. – ChiefTwoPencils Feb 16 '13 at 22:35
I was also kinda stumped by this, since I got the 'Tenacious' badge at a weird moment, and now also I meet the 'Unsung Hero' requirements but didn't get it yet. I think the badge descriptions need to be clarified some, and a link to this answer added. – Niels Keurentjes May 6 '13 at 11:50

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