I'm trying to understand how exactly the new Curious badge works.

Suppose I have "valid questions" on June 28, June 29th, June 30th, July 1, and today, July 2. That would earn me a Curious badge under the described rules for five days. But suppose I also had a closed question on July 2. Would I still be eligible for a Curious badge based on "valid questions?" Or would that cancel today's valid question?

Edit" "Valid question" is my term for "good question" because of the potential for confusion using "good question" in two different contexts.

  • Post your description suggestion as an answer there. Don't separate it into another question that's only partially related to it.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:25
  • @animuson: I posted my answer on the other question as you suggested, and simultaneously, you edited my question. We make a good "tag team."
    – Tom Au
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:28
  • The new term is well-received instead of good. Jul 2, 2014 at 23:24

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If you had a question closed on a given day, then that day does not count towards the badge, even if there were other questions on that day that qualified as 'well-received'.

As Jon Ericson explains:

[D]ays with negatively-scored, closed, or deleted questions are not counted as good asking days even if you do ask a positively-scored question that day.

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