I received the "Critic" badge for my first downvote on Main, but I am quite sure I haven't downvoted any posts yet. Glitch in the system?

• Bugs like these go to the mother meta. BTW, if you've downvoted a post and removed it quickly within the grace period, you'll get the critic badge while your profile shows 0 downs ;-) May 30 '13 at 14:14
• @ϚѓăʑɏβµԂԃϔ: that should have been an answer....
– ABC
May 31 '13 at 5:52
• @ϚѓăʑɏβµԂԃϔ No, it's perfectly fine to post bugs on per-site metas, you don't have to go to MSO for that. May 31 '13 at 10:26
• @MadScientist: I don't say it's wrong here. But, it's best on MSO because a lot of guys would have a look at the issue and it's not a Physics.SE-only related problem. It may (or may not) have happened already in many other sites ;-) May 31 '13 at 13:44
• @userØØ7: Yeah... But, this is just a meta. So, I thought I could give a quick rush reply and finally fall sleep. Moreover, I'm not sure if it solves the issue ;-) May 31 '13 at 13:45
• @ϚѓăʑɏβµԂԃϔ: No one can give a full and final answer to such a question. Answer would be wild guess the best guess would be the correct answer, or otherwise finally question becomes a mystery question...
– ABC
May 31 '13 at 13:51

Probably you've downvoted a post and removed it quickly within the grace period/ removed it after the post was improved, you'll get the critic badge for clicking that down button:

while your profile shows 0 downs .

Badges are never removed once awarded,so your [critic] badge doesn't go away.

• It's possible that I did inadvertently click on the down arrow and immediately reversed that, though I don't recall. However, the explanation given by Crazy Buddy and you seems plausible. May 31 '13 at 14:01
• I confirm the answer, from experimental evidence. Jul 2 '14 at 20:30