# What's the secret condition for getting the populist badge? [duplicate]

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List of all badges with full descriptions

From the badge page :

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?

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.

• 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.

• aaah, OK. Thx for the clarification. maybe a rephrasing of that sentence wouldn't be bad... – Joris Meys Jun 14 '11 at 23:40
• Maybe getting rid of that badge wouldn't be bad either. It's just pure luck – Thomas Bonini Jun 15 '11 at 0:10
• @Kop It's one of those "you got screwed out of your rightful checkmark, but here's a consolation prize" type of things – Michael Mrozek Jun 15 '11 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/… – Billy ONeal Jun 15 '11 at 3:32
• @Billy Well, I just got "Nice Answer" for an answer on a duplicate question, so I say let's take our badges and run – Michael Mrozek Jun 15 '11 at 4:24
• ROFL (Can't.. stop... laughing...) – Billy ONeal Jun 15 '11 at 4:28