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The fix mentioned by Sha Wiz Dow Ard was only implemented for Fanatic and Enthusiast. I have now added UnsungHero, but unfortunately, unlike the other two, we have no way to recalculate it. Going forward, Unsung Hero will get merged - I am looking at this specific case to see if there is any way for us to re-award it to Albert. Update: We were able to ...


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I think the most unclear thing is what the 20% is of. As user unknown already posted, you can reasonably read that as a percentage of either all your answers, or just your accepted answers. If the devs want to keep the description a little more succinct (you've proposed easily the longest badge description on the site) while gaining some of the added ...


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First of all: you cannot yourself delete your answers that are marked as accepted: If you do delete a lot of answers, you'll first run into the rate limit: you can only delete 5 posts per day. Secondly, your account will automatically be flagged for moderator attention, and someone will come and investigate why you are deleting so many posts in a short time....


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I've forked @Eric's "How unsung am I" and added the 10 days requirement - just enter your Stack Overflow id and you'll get all the needed stats: How close am I to unsung hero badge


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The wording is Only accepted answers at least ten days old are considered I read that as "the answer must be at least ten days old", the accept date doesn't count for that. So if you are lucky and the job runs soon after you fulfilled the requirements, you would get the badge even on the same day as the accept.


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You can check how close are you to the badge here: How close am I to unsung hero badge just enter your Stack Overflow ID.


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The Data Explorer is only updated once a week. You're seeing data as the site existed on September 1, 2013 at 08:08:29 UTC, when it was last updated. Only answers which are at least 10 days old are considered for the badge. Community wiki and self-accepted answers (as well as deleted answers) do not count.


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Because it is incredibly hard to post an answer on Meta that both gets accepted and also remains at a score of zero. In fact, out of the 98,000 answers, there are only 800 such qualifying answers.


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To qualify, 25% or more of your accepted answers (excluding those you accepted yourself) must have a score of 0. Apart from doing it manually, you can use this query: How Unsung am I? - Stack Exchange Data Explorer Be aware that the results might be up to a month old.


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It doesn't matter what your accepted vs. total answers ratio is. Only accepted answers count, non-accepted answers have no bearing on this. Note that: Only accepted answers older than 10 days are considered (otherwise tons of new users would get this) As long as they are not self accept And they are not wiki And they are not deleted (Source: ...


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Tumbleweed isn't really a "normal" badge, it's more of a "consolation prize." "Sorry you didn't get an answer or any responses; here, have a shiny badge." Tenacious and Unsung Hero are for encouraging users to post useful answers, even if they don't get upvotes. This might be for a number of reasons, for example, a low-traffic tag. How does Precognitive ...


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You've misinterpreted it. https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/57834/178438 Only accepted answers older than 10 days are considered (otherwise tons of new users would get this) As long as they are not self accept And they are not wiki And they are not deleted So: For a question to be counted, it must be older than seven days. You have some zero ...


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As the answer you pointed to you can do it manually (annoying) or use the Data.SE query (data can be old). Additionally you can also write an application against the API. If you go the manual route you can use the ninja search options to make things easier user:me isaccepted:1


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When your zero-score accepted answers are all at least 10 days old and still at 0 votes, then the total count of accepted answers is taken into account. Self-accepted answers do not count in this equation. Note that only accepted answers at least 10 days old are considered at all for the equation. This means the 6 more recent answers are not taken into ...


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Both the methods you listed are gaming the system and you're not going to get a lot of meta-love asking the best way to game a badge. You can still actively try to earn this badge without gaming it, though. Answer unanswered questions in obscure tags. That's the intent of that badge. For even more success, chose ones that are a little old (off everyone's ...


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When your zero-score accepted answers are all at least 10 days old and still at 0 votes, then the total count of accepted answers is taken into account. Not all of those 0-score answers are old enough; I count 5 that are 10 days old or more, and with 39 accepted answers you need 8. In a few days time, if all those 0-score answers are still at 0, and you ...


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Yes, that is correct. Your score in a tag is calculated as the total number of upvotes minus the total number of downvotes on answers (not questions) to questions having that tag. Whether an answer is accepted or not does not matter at all for tag scores.


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Original answer I agree with the sentiment of this discussion. For a while now I've been thinking that the advice to "upvote and accept" runs counter to Tenacious and Unsung Hero. One possibility would be to ignore only an OP upvote when awarding these badges. This would correctly disqualify answers upvoted by some random party, but would leak some ...


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No, self accepted answer is not counted. Also deleted and wiki answers are not counted for Unsung Hero Badge Requirement. Unsung Hero gold; awarded once; same family as Tenacious (silver) Have more than ten accepted answers with a score of zero, and have those zero-score accepted answers account for at least 25% of all your accepted answers ...


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The badge description says (emphasis mine): Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total So you need 11 zero-score accepted answers and not 10.


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You have 11 accepted answers with 0 vote. Out of which one was by accepted by you. ( 11- 1 =10) And one was accepted yesterday, Community assumes your question is active for 10 days. So you can get up-votes until 10 days. And if your question is accepted with zero votes and criteria for unsung hero is satisfied. You will definitely get the Unsung Hero ...


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OK, here is what's going on. Right now, you have total of 15 answers that have been accepted by OP. Out of these 15, total of 7 have score of 0. However, one of those is not yet 10 days old. (posted 8 days ago) Another one is self accepted. This leaves only 5 answers that meet all the criteria here, and the requirement is more than 5, which means 6 and ...


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As described here, there are additional criteria for the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges: Only accepted answers at least ten days old are considered Community wiki answers, deleted answers, and self-accepted answers are not included in any calculations In your case only the first applies, and removes your recent nine answers from the calculations. ...


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I'll give a quick tl;dr of the reasoning, badges represent an accomplishment you made at the time they were awarded. The fact that you no longer meet the criteria for the badge doesn't negate the fact that you once did, so the badge is retained. The exceptions to this are tag badges. If you earned a tag badge and the tag was subsequently removed, then you ...


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It's unfortunate that the badge disappeared after your accounts merger. Unlike the Fanatic badge, for which a bug was identified here, the Unsung badge is recalculated at the point of merger AFAIK. I did a quick calculation based on your answers and you need four more zero-score accepted answers to qualify again; basically, you have either become a more "...


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This appears to be pretty much "by design" but was recently addressed as a bug and fixed for other badge. As Oded (newly recruited developer on the team) says here: The merge process was not migrating badges He was talking about the Fanatic badge but most likely Unsung Hero falls under the same category. He also says there: Going forwards, such ...


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The one thing that the query you linked doesn't take into account is that only accepted answers at least 10 days old are considered for the badge, so that query is actually inaccurate. You probably don't yet qualify for the gold badge, and thus have not received it. Data Exchange also uses old data. Currently it's querying data from March 5th. Looking ...


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Unpopular tags have really bad track records with getting answers accepted, let alone accepted with upvotes. The question volume is low, there are many hit-and-run questions in general, and very little in the way of alternative resources on the net. Having valuable information not available on other resources located on Stack Overflow greatly increases the ...


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Yes, it is the net score that matters.


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Unsung Hero badge is to reward those people whose answers are accepted but not upvoted. This can be for many reasons - one being that new users can post questions and accept answers, but can't up-vote until they get 15 rep, another being where there are few users who are knowledgeable in a tag. So it's a way of rewarding those people who help the new users ...


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