If you look at the description of the requirements for tag badges, it is actually pretty vague.
For example, the silver badge requires a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers.
Is it really this simple, or are there hidden provisions? For instance, do answers with scores of zero or less count? Do answers on your own questions count?
If it makes any difference, I am asking because I want to know how close I am to getting my silver LotR badge. As such, it would be great if someone could tell me what, if anything, I still have to do before I get it.