Is it possible that the downvoter accidentally upvoted at first, earning me the badge? (And then changed it to a downvote as intended?) I don't think badges are removed if the score drops down again? But I thought badges were only awarded after the vote was locked?



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What happened in this case is that someone upvoted your answer (and made it eligible for the badge) and then switched their vote to a downvote. I'm guessing that was a misclick?

Either way, you went from 9 + 1 to a 9 - 1, but the badge had been awarded by that point and we don't retract them. FWIW, congrats?

  • Thanks, the badge is amazing. :) Anyway, though, there is no time period set between the last vote and bounty going awarded?
    – Fiksdal
    Aug 30, 2016 at 6:28
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    @Fiksdal Some badges are run in batches, some are nearly instant. Depends on the performance cost of the query behind them. I don't have the code in front of me right now, but I'm gonna guess this particular badge is in the latter category. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 30, 2016 at 6:38
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    @Fiksdal after a quick look here, I'm pretty sure it's not instant, but rather run in batches every five minutes. Since the vote undo window is 5 minutes, it means the user who upvoted you took some time to undo and reverse the vote, giving the badges script time to run before doing it. Aug 30, 2016 at 7:48
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks :)
    – Fiksdal
    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:03
  • @ShadowWizard In this case, it was just crazy timing - the vote was reversed after 12 seconds.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 30, 2016 at 17:46
  • wow, lol... so maybe the badge is instant and it only rounds to the nearest 5 minutes in the display? Otherwise it's crazy indeed! Aug 30, 2016 at 17:59

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