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Contrary to all (most?) other badges these two badges aren't sign of my activity and hard work, it's a sign of others inactivity, laziness and ignorance, which I can't change in any way. Why you award me for not-my-fault?! Sorry to be harsh, but this is just you being pessimistic and cynical. Trust me, I know, because I'm a pessimist myself (not so much a ...


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Everything John says is correct, but in addition: It rewards activity in low(er) traffic tags, where there tends to be a lower number of active users to upvote. It also rewards those who are willing to help new(er) users with less than 15 reputation who do not yet have the right to upvote.


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No, it means "Zero score at the time the job runs that awards the badges". I guess this is how it works, sometimes timing is important: Suppose you've got 30 Answers, 5 with 0 votes and 25 with upvotes. You don't get a Tenacious badge due to the "more than 5" rule. Scenario 1: One of the 25 upvoted answers gets downvoted to zero score (at this point you ...


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Tenacious - Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total. It's kind of a consolation badge. It's recognition that you post useful, working, accepted answers even though at least 5 of these answers went without the upvotes they may have deserved. An answer accepted with a score of 0 sounds to me like a working answer that didn't get the ...


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We check the net score, so a post with 1 upvote and 1 downvote would qualify as a "zero score" answer. A negatively downvoted post with a net negative would not qualify.


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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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No, because unaccepted answers are irrelevant to the badge. The badge requires: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total To get the badge you need 11 or more accepted answers that have a score of zero, and these zero-scoring accepted answers must form more than 25% of all your accepted answers. Answers younger than 10 days old, ...


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No ... we do not take away these badges, if you happen to get votes on the question after you get the badge, you will retain the badge.


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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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We only check for answers more than 10 days old in this badge...so your earning it doesn't depend on luck of when the job ran (it doesn't run as often as others)...before an answer has the opportunity to get upvotes just after being posted. As it stands now, you'd get the badge in 6 days.


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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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According to Nick Craver, the reason for not switching away from the current behaviour is because it performs much better than the alternative. I assume this is because the badge process for Unsung Hero checks the denormalized post score from the Posts table, instead of going to the actual Votes table. However, I entirely agree that this approach would make ...


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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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I think that you aren't really adding anything that wasn't discussed in the answers you linked to. Contrary to all (most?) other badges these two badges aren't sign of my activity and hard work, it's a sign of others inactivity, laziness and ignorance, which I can't change in any way. Why you award me for not-my-fault?! I think this statement is ...


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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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I think it's a sort of compensation for not getting rep for good answers. Somewhere on MSO I read that badges are both rewards and compensations--that's why there's the "disciplined" badge as well. I was confused when I got "Unsung Hero" on Physics, but @DavidZaslavsky explained it pretty well The relevant part of his comments copied out here: More like ...


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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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Don't know if this is your case but to me, both badges I received felt as appreciation of answering in low activity tags. Zero score answers in these tags are norm because of, well, because of low activity in these tags. As for relatively high rate of accepted answers without upvotes, it also looks natural to me. In higher activity tags this might be not ...


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Why do you want the badge that bad? I haven't scored any more women since i got it, it didn't make me a better athlete or a smarter person. Personally i would rather leave my answers intact and hope they pick up more votes (you realise you can only delete answers that have votes to achieve this, right? Non-voted answers are still candidates to get you ...


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