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Bad practices aside, if I delete a bunch of my answers that didn't get accepted, will that count toward the badge?


Wow, that's some very negative feedback for a legitimate question. Did it occur to you that I wasn't asking for badge whoring purposes, but rather satisfy my curiousity about a possible loophole in the system?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

No, because unaccepted answers are irrelevant to the badge.

The badge requires:

Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total

To get the badge you need 11 or more accepted answers that have a score of zero, and these zero-scoring accepted answers must form more than 25% of all your accepted answers.

Answers younger than 10 days old, Community Wiki answers, deleted answers, and self-accepted answers are not considered for this calculation.

You might also want to check out List of all badges with full descriptions.

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Thank you for a straight answer. That's what I wanted to know. – Ben Jun 25 '11 at 0:01

Why do you want the badge that bad? I haven't scored any more women since i got it, it didn't make me a better athlete or a smarter person.

Personally i would rather leave my answers intact and hope they pick up more votes (you realise you can only delete answers that have votes to achieve this, right? Non-voted answers are still candidates to get you there).

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you haven't scored because women prefer sung heroes :) – Nick Dandoulakis Jun 24 '11 at 8:51
@NickDandoulakis oh ho ho ho, that's very clever. +1 Internet to you Sir – JohnP Jun 24 '11 at 9:37
Alas, the conversation devolves into bawdy humor... – user163250 Jun 25 '11 at 5:45

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