Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

The Strangest language feature question on SO has been yoyoing for several days now, and has been opened and closed about 7 or 8 times I think. Why not have a badge for such controversial questions?

share|improve this question
...You've just earnt it. – Humphrey Bogart Apr 3 '10 at 21:11


I don't think this is behavior that the community wants to encourage. The yoyo-effect that is.

So I guess awarding a badge for it is not really the way to go.

share|improve this answer

Hey, I know! We could have a badge for most flagged comment or most offensive answer. And it should be gold!

The thing is, badges are supposed to encourage positive behavior. What you're suggesting is exactly the opposite. Questions like the strongest language feature already get plenty of badges for those involved. A lot of these controversial questions have a lot of votes, a lot of views and a lot of answers. Why award people a new badge?

share|improve this answer
No kidding... I'm the OP, I got 3 golds for the question and 1 gold for my answer in that same question, plus countless silvers and bronzes. I think it's enough :D – Andreas Bonini Jan 14 '10 at 1:11
My thoughts exactly. By the way, congratulations on the badges! – alex Jan 14 '10 at 6:14

No... If controversy was to be encouraged then there wouldn't be close reasons for subjective and argumentative.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .