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Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood?

I think there is a flaw in the badge system at StackOverflow.

Recently I saw here that my answer outscored that accepted answer with 10 votes by >2x but I didn't receive the Populist badge. Is the badge system too slow or am I missing some rule?


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The accepted answer has to get 11 votes (and your answer get >2x that, so at least 23 votes) for you to win the populist badge. This doesn't quite match the description text (see this question for a bug report about that), which could more accurately read:

Provided highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with more than 10 votes by more than 2x.

per Kyle Cronin.

  • Ohh! I need just 1 upvote :| Jan 18, 2010 at 13:15
  • Ooooh... go on then! Jan 18, 2010 at 13:17
  • Ohh not my answer, but the accepted answer needs one more :P Jan 18, 2010 at 13:18
  • Did you upvote that answer? thx a lot :) Jan 18, 2010 at 13:20
  • @Prasoon - I did (anyone reading, I did read the answer I upvoted before voting - promise!) Jan 18, 2010 at 13:23

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