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.

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    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, 2009 at 20:50
  • I've got to if I plan on sharing column 1 with the greats for very long :)
    – Jonathan Sampson
    Jul 16, 2009 at 21:20
  • can't think of any way to fix this short of disabling the badge on meta Jul 22, 2009 at 8:36
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    What about resetting the timestamp on migrated questions?
    – random
    Jul 22, 2009 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, 2009 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, 2009 at 1:55

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Most likely a bug related to the migration of posts. This one, in your case:


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    I wouldn't call it a bug as the questions that were migrated were indeed over 60 days old
    – Kyle Cronin
    Jul 16, 2009 at 19:49
  • Bug or undocumented feature, I don't think it was intended ;)
    – Blixt
    Jul 16, 2009 at 19:50
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    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, 2009 at 19:51
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    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, 2009 at 19:52

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