Do questions marked as duplicate, even with a positive score, count for badges that need well-received questions?

For example, if I had 5 questions with a positive score in 5 different days, but one of them is marked as a duplicate, would I earn the Curious Badge?

  • All questions count towards or against your ability. Questions that have a positive count towards your ability. Specifics of the system are not known, in order to avoid, the system from being abused. So how they are weighted is not known by the community.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 24, 2018 at 16:12
  • A well-received question is one that's open, not deleted, and has a score > 0.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 24, 2018 at 16:20
  • The implication here is that duplicate counts as closed.
    – ale
    Jan 24, 2018 at 16:25

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From the FAQ:

Any open question that is not deleted and has a score >= 1 is considered well-received

Technically, duplicate questions count as "closed" (they show up when you search closed:1, as well as in Close Vote queues), so they don't count as "well-received".

Try the search on Meta Stack Exchange and you'll see the 1st result is a question closed as duplicate.


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