What is a positive question record?

Some of the badges need positive question record what is it? And how can I earn it?


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It is determined based on how many, or rather how few, of your questions get closed, deleted, and have negative score. You do not need to do anything in particular, it's a side-effect.

Specifically, as I explained some time ago:

[T]he criterion for having a positive question record is:

$$Q_T \ge 2(Q_N + Q_C + Q_D)$$

where $Q_T$ is the total number of questions ever asked (i.e., including deleted ones), $Q_N$ is the number of questions with negative score, $Q_C$ is the number of questions closed, and $Q_D$ is the number of deleted questions. (Side-note: to be precise, questions closed and/or deleted only after 60 or more days do not count as closed or deleted here.)

Also note that a question that is negatively scored and closed and deleted will actually count towards all three on the right, so that you need five 'good' questions to balance this one.

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    $\begingroup$ How about duplicated once ?Are they counted in the form of close questions? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, duplicate closed counts as closed. $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 18:12

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