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5/5 Badge

When I asked a question on Stack Overflow Meta I was told to just wait when things like this happen. I am happy to, but is this the best process?

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Clicking on the next badge 'loading bar' tells you what's wrong.

"maintain a positive question record" - that criterion is not met. I see lots of zeros, and negative votes, and a few deletions.

So. Ask more good questions, which people upvote, and you'll get that badge

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    I checked it for you. According to your profile, that's why you don't have the badge. – Journeyman Geek Apr 28 '16 at 9:08
  • Click on the brown bar, that should bring up a popup. THat should show what I'm seeing. – Journeyman Geek Apr 28 '16 at 9:09
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    My guess would be it takes deleted questions into account, and even without those, your zero and negative vote questions outnumber the positive vote ones. – Journeyman Geek Apr 28 '16 at 9:14
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    You might have forgotten. I see a few that are self deleted, and one that was not. They do exist tho. – Journeyman Geek Apr 28 '16 at 9:16
  • @JourneymanGeek You might want to check this meta post: meta.stackexchange.com/q/278862/245360 – Patrick Hofman Apr 28 '16 at 9:55
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    Postive record is defined as (total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5 so includes closed and delete questions. – DavidPostill Apr 28 '16 at 9:57
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    Correction: You have 5 well received questions (score >1). However, 2 of them were posted on the same day (March 27). The badge criteria is on 5 separate days. – DavidPostill Apr 28 '16 at 10:03
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    Someone's nuttier than squirrel sh*t and for once it's not me. – Will Apr 28 '16 at 15:32

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