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?


1 Answer 1


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 Oct 21, 2014 at 20:30
  • 1
    @JohnnyBones - agreed, it certainly is not!
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Oct 22, 2014 at 13:27
  • How about now? LOL. Just noticed that my answer now meets all criteria. Oct 23, 2014 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 Mod
    Oct 23, 2014 at 16:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .