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The current description for Electorate badge is:

Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions

This sounds a bit strange. Voted on X were at least 25% is X.
Should the word "Post" be used instead? Or word "answer" to be more clear.

First suggestion:

Voted on 600 posts and 25% or more of total votes are on questions

Edit: Second suggestion: this description (which strange enough is not the same as the badge page):

Vote on 600 questions, and have at least 25% of the total number of votes cast be votes on questions

marked as duplicate by Mat, psubsee2003, Danubian Sailor, ɥʇǝS, jonsca Aug 29 '13 at 20:59

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Your proposal changes the meaning.

You actually need to vote on 600 questions for that badge. And, in addition to that, those 600 question votes must represent at least 25% of your total votes (votes on questions plus votes on answers).

The description is accurate.

Say you voted on 600 posts in total, with 150 votes on questions, 450 on answers. That satisfies the percentage criteria. It doesn't satisfy the number of question votes criteria. So you don't get the badge.

If you voted on 600 questions and nothing else, you get the badge (100% of total votes on questions).

If you voted on 600 questions and 5400 answers, you meet the question vote criteria, but not the percentage criteria (you're only at 10% of votes on questions).

  • Well is a question not a post? Otherwise the word answer should be mentioned also. – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 19:45
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    It is. But an answer is also a post. If you voted on 600 questions, and 6000 posts in total (so 600 Q, 5400 A), you don't get the badge. If you voted on 600 posts 25% of them being questions (150 Q and 450 A), you don't get the badge. – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 19:47
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    Ok, that is true, but needed a better explanation that you gave now. The description is not clear. Maybe the description with the word "Answer" somewhere should be better than as is now, in my opinion. – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 19:48
  • "and 25% or more of the votes on questions and answers are votes on questions"? That's even more confusing to me. – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 19:52
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    What about "Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total Votes Cast are on questions". That would be more clear maybe. – Rikard Aug 29 '13 at 19:53
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    @Rikard: Total votes versus total votes cast? What else can you do with votes except cast them? – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 19:54
  • Well, i used the Word used in the profile, were the number of the Vote Cast actually is. Otherwise I don't see anywere in my profile the number for "total votes". – Rikard Aug 29 '13 at 19:56
  • Interesting that you voted duplicate to my question, in the original the words "votes cast" is used. Can we not use it? – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 19:58
  • @Sergio: I have nothing against using "votes cast" there, I just completely fail to see how that makes the sentence clearer. Counting votes you haven't cast isn't really an option. As for the dup: as I added in the comment there, I didn't remember there was a nice explanation with a table. I wouldn't have written an answer if I had. – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 20:00
  • Well, I rest my case. Seems that it's just me thinking like this. I don't agree but you are up-voted by community, I get downvoted so answer accepted to you. – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 20:03
  • @Sergio: don't be in a rush accepting. Someone did vote this answer down, so there might be other answers coming up with a different take. – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 20:07
  • @Mat, it was me downvoting, because I don't agree. So I'm alone in this one :) – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 20:08
  • @Sergio: ah, ok :-) I still think you shouldn't accept if you're expecting an answer with a different wording that would work better (and would still be short enough in whatever space there is to display it). – Mat Aug 29 '13 at 20:11
  • Well, 2 downvoted and 2 close votes. I leave it. Btw, the description on link you posted "Vote on 600 questions, and have at least 25% of the total number of votes cast be votes on questions", should be the one to be in the badge. Many badges have a 2 row description. I go to bed, Swedish people go to be early :) Salut! – Sergio Aug 29 '13 at 20:16

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