The englightened badge read "First answer was accepted with at least 10 up votes". What does this mean exactly? My first answer (ever)? The first answer for any particular question (chronologically)? If it gets accepted before it has 10 upvotes does it not get awarded?

I ask because I have the Guru badge ("Accepted answer and voted up 40 times") which only 6 other people have - but not the Enlightened badge, which 199 people have. I only have 1 answer that is accepted and has more than 10 upvotes. (See here if you care.)

I'm not asking this as a means of complaining, more a general interest in how this works. My startup actually helps other companies incorporate points/badges into their sites so it's also a bit of personal interest for me. It's possible that it is also a bug.

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It is the first answer on a question, as the description states.

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    Well I asked because it wasn't entirely clear if the description meant "on a question" or some other qualifier. Thanks for the clarification though. Commented Feb 26, 2011 at 20:45

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