A few of us on Super User have won Necromancer. Judging by the number of days SU has been opened, and the days required to qualify a question for Necromancer, I wouldn't think this was possible.

Given the number of answers you've provided there already, I'd be surprised if one of them wasn't somehow very old :) –  Jon Skeet Jul 16 '09 at 20:50
I've got to if I plan on sharing column 1 with the greats for very long :) –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 16 '09 at 21:20
can't think of any way to fix this short of disabling the badge on meta –  Jeff Atwood Jul 22 '09 at 8:36
What about resetting the timestamp on migrated questions? –  random Jul 22 '09 at 8:38
I have a Necromancer badge on Meta because I answered Jon Skeet Facts in January (or maybe February) and didn't collect my fifth vote until it had been moved here. –  mmyers Sep 9 '09 at 17:10
It's no longer page 1 that holds the greats, now you have to be in column 1? Man... –  Ether Oct 11 '09 at 1:55
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Most likely a bug related to the migration of posts. This one, in your case:


I wouldn't call it a bug as the questions that were migrated were indeed over 60 days old –  Kyle Cronin Jul 16 '09 at 19:49
Bug or undocumented feature, I don't think it was intended ;) –  Blixt Jul 16 '09 at 19:50
I consider it a bug because I feel the badge should be rewarded with respect to the time it was migrated over, since it has only existed on that particular site for that amount of time. –  Ian Elliott Jul 16 '09 at 19:51
Agreed, I think that questions closed elsewhere (like SF) would still age in the background. Besides, if you use the more generic definition of necromancer (e.g., sorcerer), you have performed a bit o' magic by answering a question more than 60 days old on a site that's not 10 days old! –  Milner Jul 16 '09 at 19:52
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