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A bronze badge based on the number of views received by a question you've asked. It requires that the question receives 1,000 total views.

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How to deal with a popular but unhelpful question?

One of my old questions is a bit of a search magnet. It just earned the "Popular Question" badge for 1000 views, but neither the question nor its answers are earning any votes. In fact, almost all of ...
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11 votes
1 answer
178 views

Why are there more "Notable Questions" than "Nice Questions?" Is that a problem?

Hello all- I just noticed that on Stack Overflow there have been 40,527 Notable Question (Silver) badges awarded, but only 25,105 Nice Question (Bronze) badges awarded. This means that there are at ...
templatetypedef's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
73 views

Popular question badge seems not optimal

This question of mine has been awarded the popular question badge presumably only because it's title was inadvertently overly broad. Isn't there a way to undo that? doesn't this badge fall prone to ...
matanox's user avatar
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3 votes
2 answers
106 views

Popular Question not awarded when question was deleted right after 1k views

I like collecting badges in pairs, when possible. I recently noticed that two of my questions had view counts in the mid-900s, so I decided to go for a pair of Popular Questions. After getting them ...
Jeremy's user avatar
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3 votes
0 answers
33 views

Does the question score have an influence on google rating? [duplicate]

Could someone from the dev team explain what defines the rank of SE question in Google search (or Bing search, if it happens to be different)? Do search engines define the rank independently based on ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
42 views

"Popular Question" badges being awarded multiple times on the same question [duplicate]

I've noticed that some people getting the Popular-Question badge are being awarded it 4 times within a short time period. Here are a few I found in around 2 minutes but there are countless others: ...
Jamie Taylor's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
115 views

Popular question badge inevitability

Consider the "popular question" badge: "Asked a question with 1,000 views". Would I be correct in expecting that every question will eventually receive this badge as web crawlers look through the ...
Douglas S. Stones's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
122 views

Intelligently deal with popular deleted questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up an archive for legendary deleted questions With Stack Overflow's evolving standards, awesome, but ultimately useless questions like favorite programming t-shirt, or ...
Adam Rackis's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer
147 views

Don't award popular question badge for bad questions

I had a bad (downvoted) question; now I got a Popular Question badge for it, which is kinda funny. Please consider not awarding a Popular Question badge for bad questions.
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1 vote
4 answers
146 views

Make it harder for popular question to be closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should popular questions be so easy to delete? Make it harder for popular question to be closed. Users vote on question not only by means of giving their vote (not all of ...
Piotr Dobrogost's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
98 views

Possible problem with Popular Question on Server Fault on Dec 24

I logged onto Server Fault and got a popular question badge - too bad I have no questions with 1000 views. Is something wrong with the Popular Question badge on Server Fault, or was there a problem ...
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Requesting the ability to star an answer, and just not the question [duplicate]

This is especially true for the IT-based stack exchanges, where the questions are all pertinent to an issue the searcher has. However, many times these popular questions have pages of answers, and the ...
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0 votes
1 answer
34 views

Query request: questions earning the popular question badge, but with no upvotes

I recently noticed something odd. I had asked a question on superuser. I got one vote on an answer I later provided, but no votes on the question. Today, I log in and realize I somehow got the popular ...
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-4 votes
2 answers
102 views

How did I get the popular Question badges with only 718 views? [closed]

I want to know that why, with the top views on a particular question only 718 I still got the Popular Question Badge. Can anyone please tell me that how that is possible? How did I get that badge?
Rahul's user avatar
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-19 votes
2 answers
200 views

Do you smell setup in some highly upvoted questions/answers? [closed]

This is very hard to prove or even thinking of it may have consequences (let's see) but as any kind of democracy has its pitfalls, sometimes I feel a question (or maybe the answer too) has setup ...
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