About few days ago, I've added an answer in Movies and TV SE. For this Question.

In badge description, it says Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x. This badge can be awarded multiple times. for badge Populist. I'm not badge digger or something but curious. As for this moment, I've +84 votes(+85 and -1) while accepted answer has -23 votes (+5 and -28). and also my answer is the highest score (even regardless + or - status) while accepted has -23, mine has +84 and another answer has +12.

Is there something that I am missing? Why don't I have the badge yet?


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The accepted answer needs to have a score of more than ten.

Basically, if the accepted answer has a score of 11, your unaccepted answer will need to score 23 or higher to get the badge. That's the minimum.

The accepted answer on your question has a score of -23, so it needs a few more up-votes until you get your badge.

Sorry about that.

  • Oh.. description on badge help have no such information on that.. Not gonna get badge for that question then anyways.. Thanks for the info.
    – Vishwa
    Sep 6, 2018 at 5:45
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    Yes there's been discussion on this. But basically, when you finally understand how the badge works, you forget about the description.
    – user351483
    Sep 6, 2018 at 5:48
  • Yeah, I even forgot about getting the badge, after seeing it.. :)
    – Vishwa
    Sep 6, 2018 at 5:52
  • @Glorfindel 22 is the score on accepted answer, mine has 84
    – Vishwa
    Sep 6, 2018 at 5:58
  • @snow Another thing, while accepted answer has -23 now, with only +5 what will happen if it gets +11 but still total score is ,minus?
    – Vishwa
    Sep 6, 2018 at 6:00
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    It needs to have an "actual" score of 11 or more, not just 11 up-votes. Hence the word "score" as opposed to "votes".
    – user351483
    Sep 6, 2018 at 6:04

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