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?

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    $\begingroup$ 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 ;-) $\endgroup$ May 30 '13 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ @ϚѓăʑɏβµԂԃϔ: that should have been an answer.... $\endgroup$
    – ABC
    May 31 '13 at 5:52
  • $\begingroup$ @ϚѓăʑɏβµԂԃϔ No, it's perfectly fine to post bugs on per-site metas, you don't have to go to MSO for that. $\endgroup$ May 31 '13 at 10:26
  • $\begingroup$ @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 ;-) $\endgroup$ May 31 '13 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ @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 ;-) $\endgroup$ May 31 '13 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ @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... $\endgroup$
    – 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:

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while your profile shows 0 downs .

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

  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ May 31 '13 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ I confirm the answer, from experimental evidence. $\endgroup$
    – babou
    Jul 2 '14 at 20:30

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