This may be too rare to matter, but...

The description for the Tumbleweed badge is:

Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week.

(Emphasis mine)

The question which awarded me the badge actually had two votes: one up and one down.

Should the wording of the badge be changed to:

Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week.

Or instead should the criteria be changed to match the existing description?

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    I'd guess the criteria is incorrect as a post that gets any votes would seem to be active enough to no justify the badge Apr 14, 2014 at 0:33
  • I felt the same way, but it's so much easier to just change the wording :)
    – mhlester
    Apr 14, 2014 at 0:33
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    In case someone is wondering, according to the timeline of the question in question shows the votes occurred the day after the question was asked, and not closer to when the badge was awarded Apr 14, 2014 at 0:36
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    There's a missing parenthesis I think, it should be "(no votes) and (no answers) and (no comments) and (low views for a week)". Anyway, if you have an upvote and a downvote, you have +3 rep and I don't think you need a tumble weed and it's a bug in my opinion... Apr 14, 2014 at 9:06
  • @Łukasz웃Lツ "This didn't behave the way it's described, fix the behaviour" is what you're bringing up there; "This isn't described the way it behaves, describe it differently" is different though and the nature of this request. You're welcome to open the former! Apr 14, 2014 at 9:15
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    @Jonathan, I offered both as possible solutions. Change the wording or change the criteria. I know changing the wording is easier, but agree changing the criteria is most correct
    – mhlester
    Apr 14, 2014 at 13:55
  • Ah, that's true, I missed that last sentence. Apr 14, 2014 at 14:33
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    [bug] and [feature-request] are reasonable choices for tags here. Either or both, doesn't terribly matter.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 15, 2014 at 4:16

2 Answers 2


I've updated the description as suggested, to better match what the badge is actually awarded for - score 0.

With you in the next build.


I was prompted by some speculation in comments to build a timeline:

  • 2014-04-13 01:37Z: One week after the latest vote.
  • 2014-04-12 19:04Z: Badge awarded
  • 2014-04-12 18:15Z: One week after asking.
  • 2014-04-06 02:55Z: Question edited, at which point it was at +1/-1.
  • 2014-04-06 01:37Z: You get a downvote for this question. (from your rep history)
  • 2014-04-06 00:20Z: You get an upvote for this question. (also from your rep history)
  • 2014-04-05 18:15Z: Question asked.

The speculation was that perhaps you actually went a week with no answers, comments, or votes and low views after receiving your two votes, but that seems not to be the case.

You got your badge just 7 days over asking your question, and less than 7 days after the most recent vote on it. It's safe to say this badge really does only care about your question having a score of 0 after a week, so your wording change would be accurate.

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