My first answer earned me three bronze badges, which was nice, but I don't feel that I deserved one of them:

Teacher Answer a question with score of 1 or more.

Either I made an error in parsing the language, or I was awarded this badge incorrectly. I say this because the question had a score of -2. My answer, happily, got a score of 1.

  • If I made an error, and the "score of 1 or more" refers to the answer, I'd like to respectfully suggest that the text be changed to something like:

    Post an answer with a score of 1 or more.

  • Otherwise is there's a bug in the algorithm that awards badges?

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    \$\begingroup\$ The first bullet is it. Congrats, you legitimately earned the badge! I believe the wording would be system/network-wide though, making the rewording suggestion a good on-topic post on meta.se :) \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26, 2021 at 19:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ I had and still have similar issues, not only on this website \$\endgroup\$ Apr 28, 2021 at 4:44

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The text is ambiguous. Contrast the following two readings:

Answer a, question with score of 1 or more.

Answer a question, with score of 1 or more.

However a "teacher" is normally the person who gives knowledge to others. As such; the second reading, where your answer is the subject, is the correct reading. You also got awarded for the second.


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