I was recently awarded the Electorate badge, so I took a look at its description:

Electorate: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions.

It sounds, at first glance, like the system is awarding 25% of question votes which are votes on questions. What?

  • Related: Clarify Electorate badge wording
    – Jeremy
    May 9, 2012 at 15:57
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    This has been discussed a dozen times already, and the text you're seeing is the already-fixed version. If you just read it carefully, it's actually quite clear. (And how does something "sound" at a "glance"?) That said, I did write an extended description in the long badge list, and congrats on the gold.
    – Pops
    May 9, 2012 at 16:10
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    I'm confused how people get confused by this, but my suggestion is to reformat the sentence as follows: "[Voted on 600 questions] and [25% or more of total votes are on questions]."
    – Tim Stone
    May 9, 2012 at 16:12
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    It's total votes - votes on both questions and answers.
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 9, 2012 at 16:34
  • @PopularDemand, Thanks. :-)
    – Moshe
    May 9, 2012 at 22:47

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Is this more clear?

Electorate: 25-100% of total votes are on 600+ questions.

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    Can't we make this as the badge's description since many gets confused (Including me :P)
    – MoJo
    Mar 6, 2013 at 6:56

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