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Everyone seems excited to get the Unsung Hero badge. Is this really a good thing? It seems in this case it is encouraging users to do abnormal thigns they wouldn't do otherwise, and try to get zero-score accepted answers. For instance, this question on meta.

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To me, it's not really good or bad, but more of a consolation prize. "Thanks for sticking with us and providing valuable answers even though no one is upvoting you!" I have a theory that if all you ever do is answer Crystal Reports answers, there's a good chance you'll get it :P – LittleBobbyTables Feb 8 '13 at 0:52
Let the badge-hunters badge-hunt. It'll help the lesser-viewed questions get answered too. – Doorknob Feb 8 '13 at 1:06
@Doorknob Yes, it seems fine unless you have people being undesirable for a badge, deleting answers and such. – MarJamRob Feb 8 '13 at 1:08
@MarJamRob: Deleting answers isn't really a problem. It only even looks at answers that are accepted, and you can't delete your answer while it's accepted. – animuson Feb 8 '13 at 1:10
Related: Was the Unsung Hero a bad idea to implement? – Pops Feb 8 '13 at 1:10

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