If you are tracking the "Peer Pressure" badge progress and you click "Go get it" here:

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It would produce the following query:

user:me score:-100..-3

Is there a particular reason for the -100 lower bound? The following also works:

user:me score:..-3

And is probably, strictly speaking, matching the description better:

Delete own post with score of -3 or lower

  • I'm pretty sure you understand how critical is it, a lot of people are tracking peer pressure badge progress nowadays.
    – alecxe
    Dec 29, 2015 at 6:42
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    Eh... I mean, I guess. Technically the latter is better. But practically, if you have a post below -100 score threshold... that's almost a point of pride and I wouldn't want it to be deleted. ;)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 29, 2015 at 6:46
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    There's always the chance, slight as it may be, that the developer adding this feature simply was not aware it's possible to omit the lower bound. Dec 29, 2015 at 9:41
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    Peer pressure goes to a certain point. After that it's just bullying. Jan 1, 2016 at 19:30

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I have no clue why would anyone do that except that either:

  • You cannot get the badge if you delete a post with a score less than -100 (don't you think the post might be already be deleted?)

  • The developer's brain was in la la land and not thinking clearly/unaware of the lowerbound

Really, the search option (on the right of the screen says:

user {insert user # here}
score -100 - -3

I really don't have a clue what score would mean in the first place, I mean what more chaotic could it get after deleting a few characters? But after deleting the -100, we get a more clear result:

user {insert user # here}
score<= -3

We have a clear idea what the score should be and there should be no confusion what so ever!

Now after this, I narrow the possibilities to:

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