It currently says:

First accepted answer on your own question.

I find this very confusing since it appears to imply that you can accept an answer on someone else's question, and/or that you can accept more than one.

This is especially a concern since this is probably the easiest badge to acquire and therefore many inexperienced users will run into it.

I think it would be much more clear if we change it to:

Asked a question and accepted an answer.

(Note: I don't think it's necessary to specify that the badge cannot be awarded several times. Usually it's only specified if it can.)

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    +1. I seem to remember I found the wording rather strange and your proposed solution is much clearer.
    – HAL 9000
    Jan 27 '10 at 12:28
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    If I remember right, I think when I first joined these sites, I got the Scholar badge before I even knew what a badge even was. haha ;)
    – Troggy
    Jan 27 '10 at 12:29
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    [OT] I don't have any question-related badge because every time I think of a question to ask on SO, I search for it and it already exists. Jan 27 '10 at 12:53
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    Scholar was the last one I received (from 11). Am I doing something wrong???
    – user141148
    Jan 27 '10 at 12:55
  • Also, to stop spamming: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox
    – random
    Jan 27 '10 at 13:33
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    How about simply "First time accepting an answer"
    – BlueRaja
    Jan 27 '10 at 17:02
  • @BlueRaja, why? You need to ask a question first, so in order to get the badge you need to do both. It's more clear if you specify it in the description. Jan 27 '10 at 19:55
  • I do think it should be clear if it is a one-time badge or a badge that you can get multiple times. Jan 27 '10 at 23:49
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    @thursdaysgeek It's sad, but you can only do things for the first time once. Jan 28 '10 at 8:34
  • @Daniel Daranas - True :). I should have made it clear that if the wording of the badge were changed to "Asked a question and accepted an answer" -- THAT should indicate if it were a one-time badge or not. Feb 2 '10 at 0:59
  • I would like to suggest that a 'scholar' involves: genuine pursuit of knowledge (truth), researching, observing, questioning, seeking out an answer, and finally - on reflection, accepting what is discovered, then equipped with new and greater knowledge. :)
    – user878464
    Feb 25 at 23:20

I think a little modification maybe:

Asked a question and accepted an answer for it.

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