I seem to have unintentionally created a small badge-factory for myself with my question on tracing pgfkeys. After I posted my solution, I got a few votes and that gave me a Necromancer badge. Today, Andrew Stacey bumped it with an edit, and as a result it got a few more votes, going past 10...and earning me a second Necromancer. Is this behavior intentional? One Necromancer per every 5 votes for an answer originally posted more than 30 days later?

  • The revision history of your first answer shows you answered it on Feb 7 at 6:43 - is this not correct? Feb 10, 2012 at 7:47
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    Also, Necromancer badges are for answers, so your two answers meet the criteria. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:48
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    Of course, I have two answers. How silly of me. Now I can blame the people who voted up the CW answer with nothing in it :)
    – Ryan Reich
    Feb 10, 2012 at 7:52
  • No worries - thank you for going back and actually answering your question! Feb 10, 2012 at 7:54
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    I think that you should write a new answer to that question explaining the situation ... then we can vote for that too and get you a third badge. Feb 10, 2012 at 11:26

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You got two badges because you wrote two answers, and both qualify for that badge.

  • That somehow did not occur to me. I wrote off the CW answer entirely in my mind :)
    – Ryan Reich
    Feb 10, 2012 at 7:51

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