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I had 2 answers, 0 questions, and did not get this badge on skeptics.SE, but looking around the badge list, I see one user with 3 questions and 0 answers that got the badge, as well as a user with 3 answers/0 questions, and a user with 1 question/2 answers.

So as far as I can tell, the minimum cutoff seems to be 3 total posts (questions and/or answers).

Can anyone confirm this? Is it an absolute number, or does it adjust to the exchange's overall activity? And are there any other criterion?

Edit: Herp, I did not find this question when I searched about this before asking my question.

  • I voted to close too hastily on this one; if you vote to close as a dupe of anything, use the post the OP found
    – Pops
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 20:33
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    @Pop If the criteria aren't in the big FAQ, they should be added. I was going to link to Chris' answer from there, but he didn't seem too confident about the criteria.
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 15:08
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    @Jon: I think the criteria in the FAQs for this badge are wrong. Jeff said somewhere that they changed, but never said to what.
    – John
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 2:46

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From https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/67399#67399

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    This doesn't seem to correlate with my data-- I had 9 bronze badges. Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 19:42
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    Aye, one of the Skeptics has Beta but only 1 bronze badge, anyway.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 19:56
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    Hm... this has been accurate for the few betas I participated in. Skeptics has been out of private beta for merely one day, at this point; the Beta badge has been known to take a little while to show up. Not sure what to think about Grace Note's comment; two badges were not being displayed on Skeptics for a while, but one was silver.
    – Pops
    Commented Mar 4, 2011 at 20:28
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    It seems this was changed in July '10 or so-- see the last three comments to this answer. Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 7:48

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