So, I was waiting desperately that I would get one more answer accepted with and I would get this Badge, but it happened differently.

I was stuck on perfect count of 40 accepted answers and 10 accepted answers with score 0, which wouldn't get me the badge as the badge says Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total.

But then, one of my accepted answers which had a score of -1 got an upvote and so now, I had 40 accepted answers with 11 accepted answers of score 0!

Now, as per the rules, I would get it right?

Btw, I checked the count with the help of this query 'user:593336 isaccepted:1'


I read somewhere that it takes 8-10 days for this badge to approve? Is it so? Mine is just a day old.

  • 4
    That would be my fault, I wrote a song about you once and unfortunately that means you are ineligible for the badge. ;P
    – yannis
    Oct 12, 2012 at 6:49
  • Dammit! Please unsong/dissong your song! I want that badge :p
    – mayuur
    Oct 12, 2012 at 6:52
  • I think score=0 != (upvote+downvote i.e 10-2 =8) I'm not sure about it. I may be wrong Oct 12, 2012 at 6:59
  • 3
    posting on meta is a good way to ruin your prospects for the badge... let's see which of those answers deserve some upvotes...
    – ronalchn
    Oct 12, 2012 at 15:08
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    Haha.. Sure. Upvoting all of them would also be a better option! :)
    – mayuur
    Oct 12, 2012 at 16:15
  • Here is a working query data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1228150/… Apr 18, 2020 at 7:47

1 Answer 1


You have 11 accepted answers with 0 vote. Out of which one was by accepted by you. ( 11- 1 =10)

And one was accepted yesterday,

Community assumes your question is active for 10 days. So you can get up-votes until 10 days. And if your question is accepted with zero votes and criteria for unsung hero is satisfied. You will definitely get the Unsung Hero badge.

See also posts :

  1. "Unsung Hero" requirement
  2. Unsung Hero gold badge
  3. When exactly does the Unsung Hero badge get awarded?

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