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What do you do when you've made a comment, but much later realize it wasn't such a good idea after all? If it was someone else's comment, you'd comment on it, addressing whoever it was. So if it's your comment, I guess you address yourself.

Seems a bit silly, but makes logical sense. So it got me thinking, "Hey, there should be a badge for that!" (Badges are like apps in this sense.) I'm not sure what it would be called, maybe split personality - something not too serious, in any case. :-)

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So I should get a badge for realizing I was wrong? –  animuson May 2 '12 at 5:04
    
If that's the case, what about the Disciplined badge? –  Makoto May 2 '12 at 5:06
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There are quite few dialogs-with-self to be found, resulting from merged accounts (sock puppets). –  Henk Holterman May 2 '12 at 6:49
    
@Makoto, Disciplined only applies when post got score of >=3 –  smci Mar 12 '13 at 9:35

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What do you do when you've made a comment, but much later realize it wasn't such a good idea after all?

Delete it...if it's not going to be of any use to anyone, then it may go the way of the /dev/null. Certainly doesn't warrant a badge.

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I was thinking of the case where other comments refer to the comment, so and deleting it would make what someone else said confusing. Otherwise, I concur with deletion, as it is that much less for readers to wade through. The badge idea was a bit of silliness. I just found a bit of humor in the concept of referring to yourself with a comment. –  Edward Brey May 2 '12 at 11:39

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