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Today I have found - in the Votes Cast statistics on stack overflow - that my votes was decreased by 10. At the begining, I thought I was mistaken. Then, I realised that the statistics says that I have casted 0 down votes. That can't be true if I have the Critic badge.. right ?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

It can be correct -- if you cast a downvote, wait a bit, then undo it.

Badges are generally never rescinded, so you would have critic with no downvotes in that case.

(File under: yet another in the litany of reasons that vote undo windows are hugely problematic..)

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Alternatively, this could be filed under "reasons that badges should be revoked following rep recalculations". – Cody Gray May 9 '11 at 7:17
I've never downvoted and still there is the badge. – SomeGuy Sep 26 '11 at 8:26
@SomeGuy the database disagrees with your statement... – Jeff Atwood Sep 26 '11 at 8:26
Database may disagree, but I am 100% absolutely sure. I got badge notice today, but I've been inactive for about a week. – SomeGuy Sep 26 '11 at 8:40

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