As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [populist-badge]

A gold badge earned by answers that outscore the accepted answer by a large margin. Requires that the accepted answer's score be at least 11 and that your answer's score is more than double that of the accepted answer.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer

Where is my Populist badge? [duplicate]

About few days ago, I've added an answer in Movies and TV SE. For this Question. In badge description, it says Highest scoring answer that outscored an accepted answer with score of more than 10 by ...
Vishwa's user avatar
  • 586
2 votes
0 answers

A minor tweak to the populist badge

The populist badge is awarded to the highest scoring answer with at least 23 if it's not the accepted answer and the latter has at least 11. It can be awarded more than once on the same question ...
Bathsheba's user avatar
  • 5,559
24 votes
6 answers

Clarify the Populist badge description

I noticed there are quite a few questions about the Populist badge. Some people are confused about its purpose, or upset about its existence, yet others simply wonder why they didn't get theirs. I ...
Inbar Rose's user avatar
  • 2,167
0 votes
1 answer

Why didn't I get the populist badge? [duplicate]

I see there are some questions about populist badge, but in this case, I have all the criteria for populist badge, I have highest score among all answers, I outscored the accepted answer more than 2 ...
Saeed's user avatar
  • 473
-10 votes
1 answer

On giving others badges (specifically, Populist)

I recently saw a question on which the accepted answer had 13 votes, and the next answer had 24 votes. It was a relatively old question, so I figured I'd do the next answerer a favor. I downvoted the ...
nneonneo's user avatar
  • 3,601
6 votes
1 answer

Can/should a user earn Populist over his accepted answer? [duplicate]

I just came across a question where a user posted two answers, one of which was accepted. Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong — the answers are far and above outstanding; see them for yourself! ...
BoltClock's a Unicorn's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer

Add "self answers can't earn populist badge" rule to populist badge description (and venting)

I've been wondering why I didn't earn a Populist badge for this answer and only after digging through meta did I find that there's actually an extra rule, not documented on the badge page, that self ...
DougW's user avatar
  • 311
17 votes
2 answers

Gaming the system for Populist badges

I saw a 1 character edit on one of my posts and wondered why; apparently it was after my (less-comprehensive) answer was accepted, to allow the check-mark to be transferred to the higher voted answer (...
Nick T's user avatar
  • 4,619
12 votes
1 answer

Another funny situation with the Populist badge

There's been a number of these noted, but I'm not sure this has been covered. There's a question with an existing answer with +23 votes, because hey, it was a good answer. Another answer comes in, ...
mattdm's user avatar
  • 4,467
23 votes
2 answers

Better implementation of "populist" badge

The populist badge is given when you have an answer that outscores an accepted answer with a score of 10 by more than 2x. This creates a few perverse situations. If there is an accepted answer with ...
JohnGB's user avatar
  • 733
7 votes
2 answers

Is the "Populist" badge motivating the wrong behavior?

A while back I provided a very high-scoring answer to that is currently three votes away from earning the Populist badge. However, if I down-voted the accepted ...
templatetypedef's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer

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

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
Joris Meys's user avatar
  • 2,082
3 votes
1 answer

What downvoted questions on SO, or Programmers.SE are worth looking at (for non-Meta reasons)?

Are there any downvoted questions on Stack Overflow (or Programmers) that are worth looking at for non-meta reasons? To see where I'm going with this, think along the lines of the Populist and ...
makerofthings7's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer

Awarded the Populist badge multiple times for a single answer

Looks like the answer used to fulfill the requirements for the badge, then for some time didn't and now did again, and thus triggered multiple awards of the badge for a single answer. https://...
CodesInChaos's user avatar
  • 4,382
1 vote
2 answers

Interesting observation - Populist

I was looking at the description of the populist badge (SO) and was wondering, why not make it outscoring theaccepted answer by 2x (or if negative, (accepted answer) + abs(accepted answer)), but not ...
Kyle Rosendo's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer

Populist badge - what does "votes" mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood? I find the description of the Populist badge confusing. It says: Provided an answer that outscored an accepted answer ...
Johannes Schaub - litb's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer

Missing populist badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood? My answer currently outscores the accepted answer at 23:11, and has met the criteria for the populist badge for at least ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer

Badge system at SO too slow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood? I think there is a flaw in the badge system at StackOverflow. Recently I saw here that my answer outscored that ...
Prasoon Saurav's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer

Let's describe the Populist badge accurately

As has been explained, the Populist badge is actually awarded based on 2x outscoring of an accepted answer that has more than 10 upvotes. So, can we change the badge text from Provided an answer ...
chaos's user avatar
  • 7,443
30 votes
4 answers

Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood?

In this question: First name, middle name, last name. Why not Full Name? my answer has 34 votes and the accepted answer has 10. But no sign of a Populist badge - should I have one? Edit: The ...
RichieHindle's user avatar
  • 2,610