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Is the Critic badge awarded prematurely

I do remember accidentally clicking a down-vote button, which I rectified at the same moment. But, I see Critic Badge being awarded to me on my Unix.SE profile.

Screenshot attached shows, I have given 0 down-votes and yet I have a critic badge

Critic Badge in error

This is possibly a bug I guess. Any way to rectify this?


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Actually, it's not a bug. The logs will show that you did cast a downvote. It will be something like this:

[01:23] downvote on post *x*
[01:23] undownvote on post *x*

So, in reality, you downvoted a post, and you deserve the badge. How soon after you cast the downvote you retracted the downvote doesn't matter.

Even so, it's just a simple bronze badge that is meant to teach you about downvoting. Does it really matter if you have it when you don't really feel you deserve it? I'm sure you'll cast a downvote at some point in the future.

  • Wow. You answer fast.
    – juergen d
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 18:04
  • @juergend Just think, Tim Stone is faster than me.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 18:05

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