When I logged on to Meta SO a few minutes ago, a brown message said I have earned a "Self Learner Badge". But when I look at my badges, it's not there.

Where did it go?

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    As a self learner you have to figure that out yourself. Commented Aug 9, 2010 at 21:42
  • @lance: lol, bet you are the Wizard from Oz ... not sure whether I'm the Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man; definitely I'm not Dorothy.
    – gerryLowry
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 19:12
  • Then you've discovered the secret, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road". Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 19:19

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Answered your own question with score of 3 or more

As far as I can tell, you don't have any answers that qualify - so you shouldn't have earned it in the first place.

Is it possible someone downvoted a a self-answer and its score dropped from 3 to 2? (Even so, you're not supposed to be able to un-earn badges).

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    There's only one self answer I can see and that's at a score of -2. Maybe when all the downvotes went AWOL the badge was issued and later rescinded? Commented Aug 9, 2010 at 23:13
  • @ Jon B and Martin Smith: I've marked Jon's answer and upvoted both Jon's answer and Martin's comment because they both sound like plausible reasons; thank you both for researching this.
    – gerryLowry
    Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 19:25

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