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How long does it take for badges to be awarded? How are they generated?
How long do Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges take to be awarded?

I know this question has been posted many a times, but unfortunately none helped!

I was randomly going through my answers in SO, I observed that I am eligible for the Unsung Hero badge, but its not in my profile yet :-/

Some stats:

  • 10 out of 24 are 0 rated
  • I never answered my own question
  • All the questions that I answered (which were 0 voted) are active for more than 12 days

Am I missing some requirement yet?

  • 1
    Did you just become eligible? It does take a certain amount of time for badges to be awarded. IIRC some badges are awarded in the overnight jobs.
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 17:30
  • I am not sure when did I eligible, but according to stats I was eligible 2 ago. Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 17:33
  • Are those accepted answers?
    – yoozer8
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 19:10

2 Answers 2


Wait on it.

Your last 2 0-score answers just became 0-score 4 hours ago due to a couple of downvotes.

When I became eligible for UnsungHero myself, it took some days before I got it


As Sam says, it takes some time for badges. It is also limited by a situation (not just 5 selected 0-score answers, but also) 25 % of total 0-scored ones.

Looks like you are lucky (36%). You could find your results in this query...

  • The query is giving me the wrong result. Instead of 24 accepted answers(ten 0 voted), its showing 22 accepted answers(eight 0 voted). How come? And yes, I am not lucky if I have that much of 0-scored answers :( Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 17:58
  • 2
    The data-explorer is updated weekly @Shadowfax, you're expecting things to happen slightly too quickly... Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:09
  • @Shadowfax: As all say, PLEASE WAIT for a while. One more thing: Badges and rep. score, etc. are just to encourage users. They don't necessarily have to be considered as a big popularity like some "Gold medal or Nobel", like that :-) Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:12
  • I understand that Crazy, what made you feel that i was impatient? Its just that I was curious to know, i thought may be some bug .. :) Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:15

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