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If I ask a question and then add a bounty to it (after the 48 hour waiting period), and it amasses 1k, 2.5k, or 10k views, will I still earn the 'Popular Question,' 'Notable Question,' or 'Famous Question' badges, respectfully? Or does adding a bounty disqualify you for those badges on that given question, due to you "buying" your question views?

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    umm.... why not??? (and the trivial answer here is: yes) Aug 15, 2016 at 7:52
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    @ShadowWizard I feel like the point of those badges is to reward the user for coming up with a good question, but by using a bounty, you are attracting attention to a question that might not necessarily have been good to begin with
    – wcarhart
    Aug 15, 2016 at 7:55
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    You are overthinking it way too much. Those badges are simple: when a question reach X amount of views, the user who posted the question gets a badge. No complications. This is all explained in the faq, if there are complications, they are mentioned in there. In case of the badges you mention here, no complications like I said. :) Aug 15, 2016 at 7:56
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    Possible duplicate of List of all badges with full descriptions Aug 15, 2016 at 7:57
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    @ShadowWizard I understand that you might feel this is trivial, but as someone who is not as experienced with the SE network, it was not obvious to me
    – wcarhart
    Aug 15, 2016 at 8:00
  • You might be right. Still, I don't think answer like "Yes, you can still earn" is valid here, better be closed as duplicate of the faq explaining about all of the badges. Aug 15, 2016 at 8:03
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    @Harshal not enough detail? What details you want? The answer is simply "no", nothing to add to that Aug 18, 2016 at 10:08

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Bounties, downvotes, closure then re-opening, earthquakes or volcanoes will not disqualify you from earning the popular question badge, or the other similar badges.

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