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For the new badges positive question record is calculated thusly:

(total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5

We can see that deleted questions are subtracted too, but are they included in total questions? In other words: Does total questions mean every single question that the user ever asked no matter what its fate?

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Yes

This is why you can't calculate the question record with public data, which does not include deleted questions.

  • Also, if I ask questions that are not closed/deleted and have 0 upvotes aren't those questions going to increase my positive question record while they aren't really "positive"? – totymedli Jul 2 '14 at 22:06
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    Yes. They count in both the numerator and the denominator. And yes, it is possible to ask nothing but 0 score questions and still have a "positive record" of asking. But you need upvotes in order to get the badges. – Jon Ericson Jul 2 '14 at 22:36

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