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The descriptions of Necromancer and Revival badges are as follows:

[Revival] Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more
[Necromancer] Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more

I find the word "later" in both badge descriptions to be very clumsy and non-grammatical. I’d prefer the clearer, but slightly more verbose, “after it was asked”-

[Revival] Answered a question more than 30 days after it was asked, as first answer scoring 2 or more
[Necromancer] Answered a question more than 60 days after it was asked, with score of 5 or more

  • I don't think that's much clearer. "... after it was asked as first answer..."? "... after it was asked with score of 5 or more"? – mmyers Nov 3 '10 at 17:33
  • @MichaelMyers: ok, i added a comma after "asked" to avoid that potential ambiguity – Kip Nov 3 '10 at 17:59
  • I was racking my brain trying to reword it completely, but you're right, that one comma makes it much better. – mmyers Nov 3 '10 at 19:03
  • Quite. I've just received the Necromancer badge, read the 'description' and had no idea what it meant. 'Later'? Later than what? 'Answered'? I answered someone else's question, or they answered mine? – nicodemus13 Nov 30 '12 at 10:50
  • Answered a question more than 60 days after it was asked, with score of 5 or more. That's a definite improvement, but could I suggest Answered a question with 5 or more votes, more than 60 days after it was asked, assuming that's what it means. To me with a score of 5 or more tagged on the end doesn't make it clear what that applies to. And also, what is a 'score'? Answered are 'voted' on, aren't they? Or have I misunderstood what Necromancer means? – nicodemus13 Nov 30 '12 at 10:54
  • I'm curious as to why Revival was changed but Necromancer wasn't? – Johnny Bones Oct 9 '15 at 15:57

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