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How does "Unsung Hero" encourage positive behavior? [duplicate]

Badges are supposed to encourage positive behavior (this is even in the badges tag description). However, I am having trouble understanding how the badge Unsung Hero (zero score accepted answers: more ...
wimi's user avatar
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Accepting an answer should automatically upvote it as well

Is there ever a case where you would want to accept an answer, but not upvote it? I can't think of a single situation where this would be the case.. So would it not make sense to have the "Accept" ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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Remove the 25% requirement from the "Unsung Hero" gold badge

The description currently reads: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The English sentence is really awkward and ambiguous: exactly 25%? >= 25%? <= 25%? it doesn't say (...
Andreas Bonini's user avatar
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Can somebody better explain the Tenacious badge?

I just acquired the Tenacious badge but the description is leaving me wondering what exactly I've done to acquire it. Description: Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total.
Chase Florell's user avatar
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The most easily gamed* GOLD badge, and yet impossible to "earn"

###UPDATE Most comments supporting the badge seem to center on some perceived rewarding of favourable behaviour. I submit to you that there is no such correlation (badge recipient and favourable ...
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"Unsung Hero" requirement

What exactly is the Unsung hero badge's requirement? The info text says: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The first part is pretty clear, 10 accepted answers with a zero ...
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The true unsung heros

The unsung hero badge has gained a ton of popularity. So I decided to run some stats and try to find the real unsung heros on Stack Overflow. I basically created a query that counts how many zero ...
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Why are there badges that promote poor answers?

From what I realize, badges are used for promotion and as a sign of recognition of a certain useful activity. However, I cannot understand the purpose of some badges that seem to encourage to lower ...
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What is the point of not considering the OP's upvote for Unsung Hero badge?

I have been reading some questions about the Unsung Hero badge (applies to Tenacious too), and it seems this badge is a little controversial (questions arguing if it is a good thing to pursue the ...
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Badges For Accepted Answers More than X

I suggest that we award bronze, silver and gold badges to users whose answers have been accepted x,y,z number of times. Self-accepted answers don't count. This would encourage everyone to put more ...
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Why did this person get the tenacious badge... and where's mine?

I know this has been dragged out quite a few times but from what I understand to get the tenacious badge you need > 5 zero vote chosen answers and they must make up more than 20% of your total answers....
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Badge suggestion: Lonely traveler (10 questions with upvotes, no answers and more than 10% of total)

I have about 4-5 questions like that. Usually, they are complex questions in areas where quite a small percentage of people have expertise. There were several cases when I was wondering whether it ...
Victor Ronin's user avatar
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New badge proposal: Accepted answer with negative votes

I've seen some accepted answers on Stack Overflow with negative votes, and the same happened to me yesterday: someone just downvoted my answer, and the OP accepted it without upvoting it. Wouldn't be ...
Oscar Mederos's user avatar
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Is there a way to propose badges? [duplicate]

Badges are great, as well as achievements - they encourage people and make discussion, asking question and answering more fun. There are standard badges, which are cool, but from time to time I'm ...
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