I just got the Enlightened badge for this answer, and I don't understand why. The description of the badge is:

First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more.

I was indeed the first to answer and I did get a score of 11, but my answer was not accepted, so I souldn't have gotten the badge. Could this be a bug, or is there something I don't get?


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If you look at the reputation tab of the author of the currently accepted answer

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you can see that the answer was today first unaccepted (11:04:00), and later re-accepted (11:05:36).

It is very likely that in between your answer was accepted, causing the badge criteria to be met, and the badge awarded to you (11:05:12). Congratulations.

Your answer was however not accepted long enough to generate an entry in your reputation tab.

  • $\begingroup$ Isn't the reputation immediately given when an answer is accepted? $\endgroup$
    – Arnaud D.
    Mar 13, 2016 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, but it is also immediately taken away when an answer is unaccepted. If the unaccept comes soon enough after the accept, no entry in the reputation tab is generated. $\endgroup$ Mar 13, 2016 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, that's probably what happened. I seemed weird to me because I didn't even know that an answer had been accepted. Thank you for the explanation. $\endgroup$
    – Arnaud D.
    Mar 13, 2016 at 13:07

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