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Populist × 713 : Answer outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by more than 2x

I have an answer with a score of 12 that outscores an accepted answer by more than 2x (accepted answer is 3). But somehow I never got a populist badge. What am I not getting?


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It's read "Answer outscored (an accepted answer with score of more than 10) by more than 2x". The other answer needs a score of more than 10 (i.e. at least 11), and you need to more than double it, so your answer will have a score of at least 11*2+1 = 23.

From List of all badges with full descriptions:

  • Provide an answer that meets all of the following criteria:
    • it is the highest scoring answer on the question
    • it does not have the accepted checkmark
    • it has a score of at least 23
    • it has more than double the score of the accepted answer
    • the accepted answer has a score of at least 11

Sources: "Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood?", answer 1 and answer 2.

  • 3
    aaah, OK. Thx for the clarification. maybe a rephrasing of that sentence wouldn't be bad...
    – Joris Meys
    Jun 14, 2011 at 23:40
  • 2
    Maybe getting rid of that badge wouldn't be bad either. It's just pure luck Jun 15, 2011 at 0:10
  • 10
    @Kop It's one of those "you got screwed out of your rightful checkmark, but here's a consolation prize" type of things Jun 15, 2011 at 0:19
  • @Michael: Not always. My Populist is for an answer which really didn't deserve the upvotes it got -> stackoverflow.com/questions/2962396/… Jun 15, 2011 at 3:32
  • 1
    @Billy Well, I just got "Nice Answer" for an answer on a duplicate question, so I say let's take our badges and run Jun 15, 2011 at 4:24
  • ROFL (Can't.. stop... laughing...) Jun 15, 2011 at 4:28

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