The tumbleweed criteria seems to include upvotes or downvotes, but this isn't documented in the description.

Examples where upvotes or downvotes apparently disqualified tumbleweed include Are the tumbleweed criteria different between members of the trilogy?, Tumbleweed badge for an upvoted (not-answered) question ? and Slow motion tumbleweed, where a tumbleweed was awarded 7 months after the question was asked when downvotes were accidentally deleted, and revoked when the downvotes were restored.

The current documentation for tumbleweed says Asked a question with no answers, no comments, and low views for a week.

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Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week

  • Thanks for the answer. The irony quotient of meta is slightly decreased. Commented Aug 16, 2010 at 6:56
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    Referring to answers and comments in linked questions: Does favouriting prevent a tumbleweed? If not, all is clear. Otherwise the description should be updated again. Commented May 18, 2012 at 14:34
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    low views, is 10 low? is 100 low? is 1000 low? Commented May 25, 2012 at 7:58
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    @Mr.Pallazzo I've just earned the "Nice question" tag for this. How non self demonstrating. Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 3:03
  • yeah, what @EnricoPallazzo said
    – WEFX
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 14:43

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