In the description, one gets (gold) socratic badge if one "Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record ". I Don;t understand what does it mean, especially the second part. At the time I have 49/100 part to complete this badge.


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From the relevant post on the main meta List of all badges with full descriptions


  • gold; awarded once
  • Asked a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintained a positive question record

Additional criteria for this badge family:

  • Any open question that is not deleted and has a score >= 1 is considered well-received
  • Only days where all questions asked have been well-received, count
  • A positive question record means you don't have too many closed, downvoted or deleted questions, overall. The formula is (total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted)/total questions >= 0.5. Questions that have been downvoted and closed and deleted count three times in this calculation!
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    $\begingroup$ For additional background, see also Jon Ericson's Meta Stack Exchange post announcing this badge group. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ Strange. Thanks for the info. It seems it was originally intended like this, then scrapped but now it is still like this. Not sure what to make of it. // Nobody can suggest edits on my posts here. ;D [The stress must be on "here" of course as it is a per-site meta.] $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 22:28

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