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We all know of the Fastest Gun in the West problem. People answer fast, often with very little content to get early upvotes.

Why not introduce a badge that encourages complete answers?

We could remove the Enlightened badge since it encourages to answer first and improve later (why do we even have that badge) and introduce a new badge that is of some kind the opposite: It encourages posting an answer when it is complete.

A possible name would be "Spot-on match". It would be awareded if an answer reaches a score of 10 without being edited.

The only problem I see is that some users might not fix minor errors in their answer to get the badge.

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Some FGITW answers don't appear to have been editing because they were edited in the first 5 minutes. –  Jim Apr 8 '13 at 16:33
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Yep, but they are edited. I am not sure if the system knows that. –  juergen d Apr 8 '13 at 16:38
    
Is your proposed badge can be rewarded just once or for every user that answered a question with score of 10+ without being edited? –  JW 웃 Apr 8 '13 at 16:39
    
For every answer with score of 10+ and not edited. Just like the Enlightend badge. –  juergen d Apr 8 '13 at 16:41
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@juergend, Enlightened also requires your answer to be accepted. –  Frédéric Hamidi Apr 8 '13 at 16:41
    
Why would we remove the Enlightened badge? It doesn’t encourage anything that reputation doesn’t. –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Apr 8 '13 at 17:10
    
Personally, I don't see FGIW as a huge problem, or necessarily a problem at all. I love the fact that I can post a question on SO and sometimes get an answer in less than a minute. That's awesome. –  Ben Lee Apr 9 '13 at 0:10

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Every answer has room for improvement. I don't want to incentivize letting answers sit in an incomplete, or worse in an actively incorrect state until they reach 10 votes.

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That is a very good point. We should not 'punish' legitimate edits just because of FGITW posts. –  Andrew Barber Apr 8 '13 at 17:50

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