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It seems confusing why I don't have a "positive question record" on Meta Stack Overflow. The List of all badges with full descriptions from the FAQ gives this:

(total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions ≥ 0.5

Let me simplify it and change the variable names:

q/2 - qdv - qc - qd ≥ 0

Now, let's count them:

This gives us:
8/2 - 2 - 1 - 0 ≥ 0
4 - 2 - 1 ≥ 0
1 ≥ 0

So, in theory, I should have a positive asking record. Have the requirements changed recently, am I interpreting the formula wrong, or is this just a bug?

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    You have one deleted question that is also negatively scored. – animuson Nov 12 '16 at 1:51
  • @animuson where? – Nissa Nov 12 '16 at 1:53
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  • Wait… why doesn't that show up in my deleted questions? – Nissa Nov 12 '16 at 1:56
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    You only see deleted questions which were posted in the past 60 days. That was posted almost 90 days ago. – animuson Nov 12 '16 at 1:57
  • I thought it was "deleted in the last 60 days". I see it was deleted as RemoveAbandonedQuestions. – Nissa Nov 12 '16 at 2:05
  • No, the list looks at creation date. E.g. if your question is already over 60 days old before it gets deleted, you'd never see it in that list. – animuson Nov 12 '16 at 2:07
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As mentioned by animuson ♦ in the comments, I have a roomba'd question (sorry, 10K only) that was downvoted and early deleted, bringing my asking record down by 1.5, to -0.5, meaning no, the requirements haven't changed. I didn't know about it because it was over 60 days old meaning I couldn't see it in Deleted Recent Questions.

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    For this specific reason among others, I think that all deleted questions should be visible on the profile page, no matter their age. There are two feature requests for this on MSO, both highly upvoted, one [status-declined] and the other one closed as a duplicate of the one that was [status-declined]. I think these feature requests should be reconsidered. – Donald Duck Feb 1 '17 at 13:05

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