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I'm not sure whether this should be reported as a bug, but the behavior is inconsistent.

This user has 10 'Nice Answer' badges. But if you look at the answers (sorted by vote) or the details page and actually go through the answers, there are only 2 answers with 10 votes. Some of the answers are actually zero score (-1/+1), these were answers posted by the user to questions he asked. Is this a bug or is this intended behavior? And if it's intended behavior, how does it work?


And it's the same with his 'Nice Question' badge as well. Only 3 questions with >= +10 votes, but badge awarded 9 times.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The bug's with the user, not the software. The user in question has (so far) had over a dozen accounts merged in with his.

With enough sock puppets, it's easy to get Nice Answer badges.

Badges only get taken away if the issue gets forced in some fashion; the good news, though, is that he won't earn any further Nice Answers badges until he's earned the ones he has now.

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Oh, I see. So when accounts get merged, don't the answers they provided (which earned the badge initially) get transferred as well? – JohnP Apr 18 '11 at 4:46
@JohnP - The answers, yes. But if user2 through user12 all voted for user1's answer, and then the users are merged, their votes no longer count. – Dori Apr 18 '11 at 4:47
Ah yes. I forgot about the upvotes. Thanks, that cleared the confusion. I'll remove the bug tag and mark this as answered – JohnP Apr 18 '11 at 4:50

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