Currently Guru badge description looks as:

Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

According to the answer that excludes self-accepted answers. Hence I suggest to clarify such a nuance in the badge description. E.g. change the first sentence to the following:

Accepted answer by another user and score of 40 or more.

This current feature request is not a duplicate of another because the root part of this one - to point out that the answer must be accepted by someone else. This part doesn't mentioned at all in another FR.

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    Many badges don't have 'complete' descriptions (that's why we have the FAQ). Self-accepts are excluded from many badges (e.g. Enlightened).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 20, 2020 at 14:00
  • @Glorfindel ofcourse in some complicated cases FAQ is necessary, but when fixing the description with a few words may clarify conditions to awarding the badge and prevent number of questions I think it should be implemented. More over to make such a fix no need to change any logic, just fix a single text string. Sep 21, 2020 at 8:17
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    Does this answer your question? Guru badge description
    – CDR
    Sep 13, 2023 at 16:49
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    @CDR unfortunately, doesn't. Please read the comment. Sep 13, 2023 at 17:58
  • The problem statement (that the description is ambiguous) in the other question is identical to yours. While the comment you linked does point out a flaw in the proposed solution, the question there states that it's simply an example solution. In my opinion, it's better to list alternate solutions as answers to the question, and it's not useful to have two different requests both attempting to address the same problem. See, for example, this answer to one of my feature requests. Sep 14, 2023 at 1:40
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Isn't that confusing? I assume FRs will be harder to find that way, but that also seems to go against very straightforward SE guidelines, in the sense that these are obviously different questions (even though the solutions to both could be implemented simultaneously). Both titles do need to be more explicit, though.
    – Joachim
    Oct 31, 2023 at 10:16
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    @Joachim Here on Meta.SE, questions can be closed as duplicates even if they're merely related, if answers to the other question would address that question (see the final section there). Also, duplicates serve as signposts for searchability purposes, as mentioned there. Oct 31, 2023 at 10:25
  • @Sonic if we close this question we can loss a point about accepting by another user. Hence I don't think they are duplicates. Oct 31, 2023 at 14:14
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    @αλεχολυτ You can bring that point up as an answer there. Oct 31, 2023 at 17:10
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    To me your suggestion makes it sound like the answer must be another user's answer. I do agree that it should be changed though, I would suggest something like "Accepted answer with score of 40 or more on another user's question". Dec 26, 2023 at 14:40


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