I just got the following achievement:

You've earned the "Curious" badge (Asked a good question on 5 separate days, and maintains a positive question record.).

It is indeed curious, and I am curious too. I am wondering why I received it a bit more than 9 months after my last question.

Of course, that duration rings a bell, but I somehow doubt it is the real reason. Anyone knows more ?

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    $\begingroup$ The badge was just created last night or so. See the Meta post about it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234259/asking-days-badges $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks :))) $\endgroup$
    – babou
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ That's why I woke up to 4 new badges! Ironically on some sites I'm no longer very curious about... $\endgroup$
    – tpg2114
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 3:31
  • $\begingroup$ That would be ''incubation period'' (in the title) :) $\endgroup$
    – 299792458
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ @New_new_newbie Thanks ... but incubation connotes a disease, not the gestation of a positive event. Though I must confess that my title was in jest, suggesting of course to make the jestation shorter. $\endgroup$
    – babou
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ Haha. But why only a disease? Hatching eggs is also called incubation. See here for example. I meant in this sense. Cheers anyways :) $\endgroup$
    – 299792458
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 11:12
  • $\begingroup$ You are right. But, it is somewhat a misnomer in the case of eggs. Have you ever seen a cubic egg? Cheers. $\endgroup$
    – babou
    Commented Jul 4, 2014 at 11:30

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Well, you got the badge retroactively today because we just implemented it today. See: Asking days badges for more details.

In the future, the badges will be awarded shortly after the criteria is met. Since the criteria involves votes and closed question and such, it might still be a while after asking your last question, however. Suppose you had 4 days of asking well-received questions and one day asking a question with no votes. If I come along 9 months later and upvote that question, the criteria will be met and the badge awarded.

  • $\begingroup$ I assumed that a delay was necessary before awarding such a badge, but 9 months seemed a long time. That said, a question could be downvoted a long time after it was asked and upvoted. For example, there is one old accepted answer that I believe to be nonsense, and I hope will be removed. $\endgroup$
    – babou
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 21:16

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