The legend for the tag-based badges page states that "you'll have to earn 1000 up votes in non-community wiki questions to achieve this [gold] badge."

Which up votes figure is used in the calculation though? According to the Info tab, I was up voted 1018 times on non community-wiki answers within the ruby-on-rails tag. Yet according to the Stats tab I have an all-time score of 991. Should I have my gold badge or not? Does the difference of 27 occur because the all-time score includes down votes?

  • Another inquiry on the subject: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/59466/…. As far as the difference of 26, the tag stats score is a bit more complicated than just upvotes - downvotes. It's specifically the sum of (upvotes-downvotes) on all non-CW posts where upvotes > downvotes. – Grace Note Aug 4 '10 at 11:37
  • Thanks Grace. Two more characters to go before it will accept my comment. Nothing to see here, move along... – John Topley Aug 4 '10 at 12:19
  • It would be nice to get an official answer on this. – John Topley Aug 5 '10 at 18:00
  • Bountied you up. – mmyers Aug 10 '10 at 14:39
  • Thanks, I was just about to add a bounty myself actually. – John Topley Aug 10 '10 at 14:45
  • Well, I can afford it anyway. :) – mmyers Aug 10 '10 at 15:55

I have the badge now. So the answer is that the badge is awarded according to the total that appears in the Stats tab and not the Info tab.

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