Technically you can get the Tumbleweed badge for a number of reasons, not all of which are contingent upon you asking bad questions:
Asking them at the wrong time, so they get pushed off the front-page and nobody sees them
Tons of other editing/review activity goes on whenever your question gets promoted to the front page, so it doesn't get to stay there ...
I often ask niche or difficult questions, and I often get tumbleweed badges.
Part of the formula is low views, so I see them mostly as a useful notification that very few people are looking at my question and that I might therefore need to do more to get it seen.
Ways in which I've responded to Tumbleweed before:
Migrating questions to a different site. ...
I asked about this on main meta, since I feel this is a broad, network wide issue, and I came across this entirely by accident.
This... has been going on a while, and our spammers are actually seemingly adapting to be less visible. I can't find the exact question but stuff like not allowing links in profiles is aimed at making the site less attractive to ...
In case anyone else has the same confusion I did, I'll answer my own question.
The badges reference page describes the various collections of badges. The collections are "question badges", "answer badges", "participation", "moderation" and "other". These collections all have bronze, silver and gold badges. It left me with the impression that separate ...
There's two (normal) situations that I can think of where this badge would apply:
The disciplined user posts a duplicate answer around the same time as another user. Upon checking the question later the disciplines user sees the duplicate, and removes their own answer.
On a fast moving question with lots of views and eyeballs, it's possible that their ...
It looks like you have posted at least one comment on your own answer (that was itself supposedly a comment).
Commenting on your own answers or questions would count towards the total for the commentator badge.
For reference and low rep:
Regular system type badges, such as Tumbleweed, Unsung, etc, once earned, stay on your profile. If you no longer meet the criteria, you don't lose them.
But if you later on do meet the criteria, you don't get them again, they'll just be credited from the first time you got them.
Tag based badges, those you get for reputation say in answering linux or ...
How is it possible to get the Vox Populi badge for casting 40 votes per day if I've reached the daily limit at 36?
To be able to reach 40 votes, you need to have cast at least 10 votes on questions.
So vote on 10 questions first.
You only get 40 votes in a day if a sufficiently high ratio of your
votes are on questions. If you vote on only answers, ...
Here's a similar post over on Stackoverflow Meta. Their idea is that badges are supposed to encourage good behavior on the site, and deleting one's own down-voted question or answer is good behavior—keeps the site tidy.
Most badges reward behavior that's not directly reflected in the reputation system. Reputation points are gained by contributing via posts (mostly by creating posts, but sometimes by editing them), while badges are gained by doing other helpful things like reviewing. Making badges be worth reputation would muddy that distinction. Relevant MSE.
I do agree ...
By default the links to comments don't include your user id, so it's not going to work. Can't say for sure if including user id tracks the views for a comment, but I'm guessing it should
Links are tracked from external sources - by external, anything outside of the Stack Exchange network
Like mentioned above, internal sources aren't counted
It means you need to have six or more accepted zero score answers, and those must at least make up 20% of all your accepted answers to get the badge.
From the list of all badges and descriptions on MSO:
silver; awarded once
Have more than five accepted answers with a score of zero, and have those zero-score accepted answers account ...
The badges page for Announcer, Booster and Publicist do not mention that you cannot get both the badges for the same shared it.
The badges used to work differently when first introduced(there were timelimit/IP limit changes since then) but I don't remember any changes which mention that the same question cannot multiple badges of the class you mention and ...
6-8 weeks, depending on whether the unicorn gets lost. GPS is so unreliable these days.
More seriously? I believe there's a daily task that runs for things like this, so you should see it in a day or two.
For anyone using Tampermonkey, here is one way to do it.
// @name Only Informed - Stack Exchange
// @namespace http://example.com
// @version 0.1
// @description Hides questions by users on Superuser.com who do not have any badges.
// @match http://superuser.com/questions*
var questions = document....
This is a bad idea.
Reputation is a measure of how much you help people who have problems, be they regular community members or new users who are getting their bearings.
Badges are used by the community to judge how well you help the community itself, be it by reviewing or by doing other community related tasks.
Essentially one says you help people, the ...
It's caching. Right now, it shows as 21 to me on your profile, both in the badge tracker as in the Votes cast:
There is a Votes tab on your own profile (we can't see it) to check which votes you've cast. That is always up to date, but doesn't show votes on deleted posts. And you have to count the number of votes today manually.
For some badges it's possible through the Stack Exchange Data Explorer but since your votes aren't public, it won't work for Sportsmanship.
It is possible through the API but it's rather cumbersome and will require multiple calls (first to obtain a list of your answers with positive score, then for each of them a list of other answers on the question, if you ...
Does my day count if I'm connected through my android app?
Just being logged in is not enough, you have to perform other activities.
We're now counting access to a site via the app for both "last seen"
and the "daily site access" for the Enthusiast and Fanatic badges.
As is true with the sites, we don't actually count all access; only
Meta sites still track reputation internally - it's just never displayed anywhere. For example, your "meta rep" right now is 23.
So you can still earn badges related to reputation, as odd as that may seem.
See also: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/251249/mortarboard-continues-to-be-awarded-on-meta-stack-overflow
It applies to both questions and answers. Note that you cannot delete a question when it has positively scored or accepted answers anyway. That kind of behavior is discouraged anyway—and if you tried deleting a question with (non-positively scored) answers, you'd get another warning message.
The idea is to encourage users to delete no longer useful content, ...