The "Curious" Badge is awarded when you "ask a good question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record." What is meant by "good question" in this? It's not the score of 25 required of a "Good Question;" is it just questions with positive net votes?


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A well-received question is a question that isn't closed, isn't deleted, and has score>0.

A positive question record is defined by the formula:

(total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5

(A question that is negatively scored, and closed, and then deleted, will count triple.)

  • \$\begingroup\$ From this formula, it appears that your 5 "good questions" must have positive scores, but that questions with a score of 0 still count in your favor for the "positive question record" aspect. Or am i missing something? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 12, 2015 at 15:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dan Yes, that's correct. \$\endgroup\$
    – user8248
    Sep 12, 2015 at 17:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok. In that case (and I don't know why I can't submit this as an edit suggestion - app doesn't say why and hover text, on desktop site's disabled edit link, isn't accessible from mobile browser), perhaps your final sentence should say "over half of your questions must be non-negative" instead? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 12, 2015 at 17:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dan I've edited it out completely, because it's not actually a correct statement; a negative, closed, deleted post counts thrice. \$\endgroup\$
    – user8248
    Sep 12, 2015 at 17:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Oh, I considered that adequately covered by "over half". \$\endgroup\$ Sep 12, 2015 at 17:42

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