I have been reading some questions about the Unsung Hero badge (applies to Tenacious too), and it seems this badge is a little controversial (questions arguing if it is a good thing to pursue the badge, the gamification that surrounds it e.g. the guy asks to the OP to not upvote the question, etc).
What is the point of not considering the +1 (upvote) that generally comes from the OP?
I mean, many users upvote answers when accepting them. Some users do not upvote.
If the badge's goal is to reward users who answer questions that do not get much attention, what is the difference under the point of view of getting attention when a question is accepted and has zero score, or is accepted and have 1 upvote?
Ok, the sole upvote does not always come from the OP, but surely the great majority of cases it does.
I think removing the zero score criterion on accepted answers for Unsung Hero will get more community consensus about this badge.
Tenacious (silver): Maximum of +1 score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total;
Unsung Hero (gold): Maximum of +1 score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total.
Please, give your opinion.