The description of the "curious" badge is:

Asked a good question on 5 separate days, and maintains a positive question record.

First, what qualifies as a "good question"? Second, how does one maintain a positive question record? I am asking this because I just got the "curious" badge on the main site, but I have not asked any questions recently. Please enlighten me on this.

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    $\begingroup$ See capital-m Meta. $\endgroup$
    – user61527
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ I was notified today that I had earned a Curious badge. I should be immensely happy and grateful. However, I have never asked a question on the main site. Perhaps the program has another meaning of "He is curious" in mind. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 20:35
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    $\begingroup$ @AndréNicolas You earned it on the meta site. Badges are separate for main and meta, unlike reputation. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ The questions need not be recent. It does not matter how old they are. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 2:28

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The description has been changed to

Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record

to avoid confusion with Good Question badge.

Per the announcement, positive question record means $$\frac{\text{total questions - negative questions - closed - deleted}}{\text{total questions}} \ge \frac12$$ That is, this formula triple-punishes for a question that has been downvoted, closed, and deleted.


A well-received question is one that's open, not deleted, and has a score $> 0$. If you ask at least one well-received question in a UTC day and none of your questions that day are deleted, downvoted, or closed, you get one more day of credit toward the badge.


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