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Tumbleweed badge is now retired. It used to be a badge earned by questions which get no answers, votes or comments and less than 60 views in their first week.

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Add positive replacement for Tumbleweed badge

I'm happy with retiring Tumbleweed and Reversal badges. Especially I like how Reversal badge was treated. It wasn't just retired: it was replaced by Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, utilizing the ...
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Where's a Lifesaver when I need one? [closed]

I've set myself to go earn the Lifesaver hat: I went and posted an answer which was accepted, and here we see that that question did result in a tumbleweed badge for the OP. Am I misunderstanding ...
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How can we find the Tumbleweeds? [closed]

One of the Winter Bash 2016 hats involves answering a question which qualifies for the Tumbleweed badge. There doesn't seem to be a great way to search for questions which qualify for this tag (no ...
Alexander O'Mara's user avatar
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Should the tumbleweed badge criteria be changed to "no votes"? [closed]

Some time ago the tumbleweed badge description was changed from no votes to zero score. ( Tumbleweed wording is incorrect ) I think the criteria should have been changed instead. In a recent ELU meta ...
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Tags on badge question list

I'm trying to get the Weed-Eater hat on Stack Overflow. To do so, I'm looking at the list of questions recently awarded the Tumbleweed badge. The problem is, no tags show up there, and so it's rather ...
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How did a user receive Tumbleweed after years of inactivity? [duplicate]

A user received the tumbleweed badge about an hour ago, on his question asked more than 2 years ago. How is this possible?
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Allow Tumbleweed to be awarded (or, notified about) more than once - help users prune their weeds [duplicate]

I often ask niche or difficult questions, and as a consequence I get a few Tumbleweed badges. Very often, these Tumbleweed questions do slowly accumulate views and answers because they're the only ...
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Can I get the Tumbleweed badge if my question has votes, but net score is 0? [duplicate]

The description of the Tumbleweed badge says: Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. If I get 1 up-vote and 1 down-vote, then the total score is 0. ...
Suresh Karia's user avatar
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Tumbleweed wording is incorrect

This may be too rare to matter, but... The description for the Tumbleweed badge is: Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. (Emphasis mine) The ...
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Is awarding the Tumbleweed badge working correctly?

The Tumbleweed badge is awarded for questions with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week. For a week refers to the first week of existence as per this answer. This question was ...
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Don't award the Tumbleweed badge if I delete my question [closed]

Steps to reproduce: Ask a question Delete your question One week later Un-delete your question ??? Get Tumbleweed badge! Personally, I think that the system shouldn't award the badge in cases like ...
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Question received Tumbleweed badge. Shall I delete it?

I have a question which just got me the Tumbleweed badge. I was wondering if I could delete my question. One reason is I found the answer and I have previously answered some of my questions, so it won'...
shaik ibrahim's user avatar
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Do I lose the Tumbleweed badge if I delete the question?

I earned the infamous Tumbleweed badge for a question with almost no attention. Do I lose the badge if I delete the question?
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I have not received tumbleweed badge although it seems I should have [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions I asked this question on Stack Overflow more then a week ago (on 29th of October). It has 12 views, no votes till yesterday and still ...
Ivaylo Strandjev's user avatar
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Why do upvotes kill the tumbleweed badge? [closed]

I understand that one of the requirements for the tumbleweed badge is that a question has no upvotes, but why? I can see it as being a kind of consolation badge for those that don't get their ...
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Tumbleweed badge - do close votes alter the outcome? [duplicate]

Projector control - RS232 / USB? The above question has been open for well over a week now, it's got no comments, no answers and only 23 views or so (judging by Jeff's answer here that shouldn't be ...
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Haven't received Tumbleweed badge for a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and 13 views (but with one vote to close) [closed]

I asked a question 2 weeks ago with no votes, no answers, no comments, and 13 views, and I haven't received a Tumbleweed badge. Could that be because there is one vote to close the question?
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A potential tumbleweed is self-fueling until it becomes a tumbleweed

I have asked a question on SO and it has been 24 hrs with only 8 views and 0 votes. Currently it looks like a potential tumbleweed. The problem is that it is now very unlikely that anyone will find ...
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Delay in Tumbleweed Badge

Came across this question from July 2010 which was awarded Tumbleweed only 16 hours ago. I'm wondering what sequence of events could cause this to be thus delayed unless it's a bug?
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Anti-Tumbleweed-Badge

Not quite like necromancer I think there should be silver and gold badges for answering a number of questions (5/50) that previously have been "awarded" the tumbleweed status. This might require that ...
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Tumbleweed badge: Own comments

Do your own comments count if you want to earn the Tumbleweed badge?
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Answer accepted on a former-tumbleweed question will receive +20 reputation

The goal: reduce the number of tumbleweeds in SO. Sure, some of the questions are hopeless due to them being unclear, unreadable, or just too general, but some just got forgotten for no good reason. ...
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Protocol for dealing with Tumbleweed-like questions

What's the protocol for dealing with Tumbleweed-like questions? (includes those with only unhelpful answers) Should they be deleted? Left hanging? This is assuming that it's not important enough ...
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Answering tumbleweed questions - a proposal for attention

Premise There are over 40k tumbleweed badge-giving questions now on SO (41,959 on last check), out of 186,432 unanswered questions. SEDE (although a bit dated) lists 974,000 questions asked, so that'...
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Who is the highest rep user that has earned the tumbleweed badge?

I was looking through some of the highest rep users' profiles and noticed none of them had earned the tumbleweed badge. I can think of several reasons why, but which user who earned that badge, ...
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How is the Tumbleweed badge awarded? [duplicate]

I have been searching through meta trying to find out what the exact number of views is that constitutes "low views." Is there an algorithm that determines when the Tumbleweed badge is ...
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Do moved questions count for tumbleweed badge?

Are Tumbleweed badges awarded to questions that are moved between sites? I asked a question on Stackoverflow, that was meant for Serverfault. A moderator moved it after a day. Now after a big week, ...
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Tumbleweed text on Programmers.SE is out of date

According to Tumbleweed criteria not documented properly, the text of the Tumbleweed badge should read: Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week And in ...
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Complex questions receive little attention - advice?

Several times of late, I've managed to post total tumbleweed questions that received no votes, no favorites, no comments, and no answers. Two of them I ended up kind-of answering days later (I couldn'...
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Why didn't I get "Tumbleweed" for this question? [closed]

Low views, no comments, no answers, over a week old. I already have a previous tumbleweed question. Shouldn't I still get another tumbleweed? How to tell when a PHP Fatal Error is really a veiled ...
Mike Sherov's user avatar
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Tumbleweed criteria not documented properly

The tumbleweed criteria seems to include upvotes or downvotes, but this isn't documented in the description. Examples where upvotes or downvotes apparently disqualified tumbleweed include Are the ...
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Is the Tumbleweed badge broken on Stack Overflow?

I have a question (Debugging iPad Safari crash running Dromaeo JavaScript tests?) that's gotten 0 votes, 0 comments and only 12 views since June 29. I realize that not all questions get answers, but ...
Kevin Hakanson's user avatar
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How do you get the Tumbleweed badge? [duplicate]

I'm just so confused.
John Berryman's user avatar
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Tumbleweed badge for self answered questions

I was wondering should the Tumbleweed badge include self-answered questions with no other comments or answers? I managed this myself last week.
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Is the Tumbleweed badge good or bad? [duplicate]

I've earned a Tumbleweed badge — but that doesn't seem like a good thing. Is it? I initially thought "earning" a badge was positive, but it seems to me that the implication is that I asked a ...
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Can a bounty increase attention to a question with low # of views (TumbleWeeds)? [duplicate]

I have a question with 10 views, and I would really like it not to get lost in time and space. I started a bounty, expecting the question to pop up to the top of some list somewhere on SO, but that ...
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Does another user's edit kill the Tumbleweed?

If a question's a candidate for a Tumbleweed and someone edits it (retags, rewords, etc), does that edit nullify the badge? I'm assuming no, but not positive.
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Original poster's own comments invalidate criteria for Tumbleweed badge - should it be so? [closed]

I asked a question 7 days ago with around 20 views, no answers. Soon after I posted the question, I added a comment, saying that I don't really know how to tag the question, and asking people for help....
Maxim Zaslavsky's user avatar
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Can deleting an answer to a question result in tumbleweed being awarded

I deleted an answer to one of my questions after discovering that the answer I proposed didn't work. My next update reported that I'd been awarded the tumbleweed badge, so I assume that was the ...
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Tumbleweed Badge for long time indicates "Not Possible" or "No One Knows"?

Hello All, If some one was awarded tumbleweed badge for a question for long time, then, does it indicate that what was asked in the question is not possible or no one knows the solution? If for a ...
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Tumbleweed badge for an upvoted (not-answered) question?

I asked a question on SO on sept 12th -- ie, more than 7 days ago ; right now, it has: 26 views (was 24 or 25 until a few minutes ago, before I opened it) no answer no comment I was thinking I would ...
Pascal MARTIN's user avatar
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How do I get my Tumbleweed question answered?

I asked a question a couple weeks ago and received no responses. It got me the Tumbleweed badge, in fact. I'd still like to get an answer, if possible, to the question. I've updated the question ...
Matt Hamsmith's user avatar
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Why wasn't Tumbleweed badge awarded [duplicate]

I asked a question which I believe according to the criteria Asked a question with no answers, no comments, and low views for a week My answer currently has: Asked 27 days ago Viewed 21 times No ...
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Why can't the tumbleweed badge be awarded multiple times?

It’s just a consolation badge, and I’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of asking my second question that would earn the badge. It would be nice (for some strange reason) to get another tumbleweed badge. ...
Jesse Beder's user avatar
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Are the tumbleweed criteria different between members of the trilogy?

Are the maximum number of views allowed for tumbleweed-qualifying questions different between different members of the Stack Overflow trilogy?
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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Tumbleweed questions should be a search filter

It seems to me that the criteria used to award the "tumbleweed" badge should be usable as a search filter. It would serve as a second chance mechanism for questions that fell through the cracks.
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What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? [closed]

What is the purpose of the tumbleweed badge? Why is asking questions no one answers or looks at a desirable accomplishment?
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