It says Zero Score Accepted Answers more than 10 and at least quarter of the total.

How is the count of Zero Score Accepted Answers taken?

LATEST EDIT: Are answers to own questions also taken into account?

Is it the number of answers that get accepted before it is voted up/down?


Is it the number of answers that get accepted and don't receive votes until a certain amount of time after the answer was accepted?

If neither of these then how? Please clarify.

Just academic interest.


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Unsung Hero

  • gold; awarded once; same family as Tenacious (silver)
  • Have more than ten accepted answers with a score of zero, and have those zero-score accepted answers account for at least 25% of all your accepted answers
    • Only accepted answers at least ten days old are considered
    • Community Wiki answers, deleted answers, and self-accepted answers are not included in any calculations
  • Source: How long do Tireless and Unsung Hero badges take to be awarded?, a SO team member who checked the source code in chat

Courtesy: List of all badges with full descriptions


Far as I can tell, it seems to be number of answers that are accepted and simply have zero score (at all, presumably until the badge is awarded), with the 25% being "of total accepted answers" rather than "of total answers".

I could be wrong, but that's how it looks to me after looking down the profile of one of the few people who have this badge.

  • Ok. So, by you, the badge is awarded, at the moment it is found that 25% of the accepted answers are zero-score answers and the badge sticks with the awardee no matter whether later all the awardee's answers get voted up/down?
    – Karthik C
    Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 12:55
  • I think that's how it works...? I don't know for sure, but I would assume that the badge sticks with the profile once it's been awarded. The example I saw of someone with the badge, he had many answers, 32 of which were accepted overall, 10 of those being "accepted and zero-score". So I can only assume it was awarded once he broke 10. Ofc someone else could confirm or refute this, it's just my hunch as to how it might work.
    – Jez W
    Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 13:13

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