This cannot be right, can it? It seems that the tracking is not synchronized with the actual badge awarding mechanism. Perhaps there is a bug in the awarding and I should have this badge already, or I am ineligible for it for a reason that the progress tracker is unaware of.

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marked as duplicate by CRABOLO, Martijn Pieters, Flyk, James, ProgramFOX Mar 14 '15 at 17:27

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    @Martin I would not disagree with that closure. Ironically it will make it harder for me to earn this badge without a change to the criteria. – Mr.Wizard Mar 14 '15 at 4:40
  • Weirdly, after double-checking, the question isn't even technically a duplicate, but that question itself answers yours. I wonder what the closing policies for that are... – Martin Ender Mar 14 '15 at 11:27
  • @MartinBüttner If another question is the same, it's a dupe. If another question actually "answers" this one, then it's a super dupe... – James Mar 14 '15 at 15:22
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/291497/349538 – Donald Duck Apr 17 at 11:55

This looks weird, ya, but click on the badge itself. You should have the positive record too, while you don't :)

  • Hm... of the questions I can still see I believe I easily have a positive record. Perhaps there are more deleted questions than I remember? Is there some way to check that? – Mr.Wizard Mar 13 '15 at 20:12
  • You can only check recently deleted questions (<60 days old) – nicael Mar 13 '15 at 20:14
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    Ah, I think I have a possible explanation. Are [duplicate] questions counted as negative? I think I have quite a few of those. However I was not aware that these were considered "bad behavior" as I understood them to be useful pointers in the search engine. – Mr.Wizard Mar 13 '15 at 20:16
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    @Mr.W yes, they do. The algorithm at the link I pointed includes closed questions, and dupes are closed questions too. – nicael Mar 13 '15 at 20:16

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