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So here's what happened...

I answered this question: Why didn't Walter White consume his own product?

I originally got my answer accepted. However, for whatever reason the OP changed his mind and awarded the accepted answer to someone else.

However, I now have a score of more than 10, and it's got more than 2X the checkmarks as the now-accepted answer.

Am I eligible for the Populist badge, or do I not get it because it was originally an accepted answer?

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According to this meta-stackexchange post, to qualify for the Populist badge, you need:

  • it is the highest scoring answer on the question TRUE
  • it does not have the accepted checkmark TRUE
  • it has a score of 23 or more FALSE
  • it has more than double the score of the accepted answer TRUE
  • the accepted answer has a score of 11 or more FALSE
  • it is not an answer to your own question (source) TRUE

Since it currently fails two of the criteria, it doesn't qualify unfortunately.

  • Ahh... The other description isn't as... descriptive. meta.movies.stackexchange.com/help/badges/39/populist – Johnny Bones Oct 21 '14 at 20:30
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    @JohnnyBones - agreed, it certainly is not! – iandotkelly Oct 22 '14 at 13:27
  • How about now? LOL. Just noticed that my answer now meets all criteria. – Johnny Bones Oct 23 '14 at 14:46
  • @JohnnyBones - well, I see you don't have it yet. I wonder if "more than double" is the problem now, its 12/24 - exactly double. Let me go and upvote it. – iandotkelly Oct 23 '14 at 16:56

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