According to rules,shouldn't i get those badges? Not sure,whether i miss any calculation.Can anyone point this?

You get the badge for total votes, not for the reputation you earned.

For example, a post with 10 upvotes and one downvote has a score of 9 and won't be eligible for a badge until it gets another upvote.

4 up votes and 0 downvotes means your answer has a score of 4. The 40 reputation you earned is not the answer score. The two values are separate (reputation is capped for example, but your answer can still gain score by being upvoted).

• 4 upvotes means 40 points,isn't it?I received points,not the badges.. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:51
• @ridoy: No, that is reputation. Not votes. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:51
• But rules says not for votes,it says about scores 25 or more. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:53
• Yes, but score is not the same thing as reputation. Score is the balance of upvotes and downvotes. Reputation is.. reputation, not score. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:54
• A little bit confusing this system,can you clarify about score and reputation points? Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:55
• @ridoy "score" in this context is the net number of up-votes, NOT the reputation. Reputation is different than just a count, for example you get +10 rep for 1 up-vote on an answer, +5 for 1 up-vote on a question, -2 for a down-vote on either, and -1 when you down-vote an answer. Many more details here.
– Aaron Bertrand Staff
Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:02
• Yes clear now,but SO should change the rule as Good Answer: Answer received upvote 25 or more. Does SO contains any edit suggestion or bug submission system to inform something like it? Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:07
• @ridoy: No, it is not 25 upvotes or more. It is a score of 25, where score is the number upvotes minus the number of downvotes. A post with 25 upvotes and 3 downvotes does not give you a Good Answer badge. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:08
• @MartijnPieters well, what if it gets 25 up-votes on day 1, then gets 3 down-votes on day 2? I think the badge will already have been issued and doesn't get taken away.
– Aaron Bertrand Staff
Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:13
• @MartijnPieters, can you give my 2nd question answer? Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:14
• @AaronBertrand: regular badges are never revoked, but your next badge won't be awarded. On day one it reached 25 votes, you get the badge. The next day to it gets downvotes, you are up one badge. The next time you get 25 votes on a question you do not earn a badge that day to make up for that. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:15
• @MartijnPieters interesting, I wasn't aware of that. Is it documented anywhere? And if then the first question gets three more up-votes, do you get a badge for the second question at that time?
– Aaron Bertrand Staff
Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:16
• @AaronBertrand: see the badges faq: However, if the criteria for a badge no longer exist — e.g. the post it was awarded for is deleted — the next award of that badge is negated. When badges are awarded, the system checks to see how many you're supposed to have, and only awards new badges when the number of badges you're supposed to have is greater than the number of badges you have. (As of 2012-01-16 this doesn't apply anymore for some of the badges). Followed by an explicit answer badge example. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:18
• Does SO contains any edit suggestion or bug submission system to inform something like it? Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:21