I wonder what it means when you are listed last in a badge's user list.
What I do know, is that there is no user that reached the silver badge before you were viable for getting it.
What I do not know is, how do you find out whether there was no other user that was viable for getting the badge when you got the badge?
More elaborative explanation: Assuming that both you and another user are listed last at the user list for a tag badge, with you being last listed. There are two scenarios
- Both of you had 400 upvotes and 80 answers when tag badges were introduced in SO, so both of you immediately got the silver badge.
- You got the silver badge first before the other user was viable for getting it, and then the other user got it when he became viable for getting it.
I want to distinguish the two cases, so that I can accurately determine the conditions under what badges were given out.
Perhaps a way to do this is to compare the times users got the badge, and if the difference is only a few minutes, I could conclude that this is case one. But I wonder whether there is a more easy way to do this.