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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?

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...You've just earnt it. –  Humphrey Bogart Apr 3 '10 at 21:11

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No.

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.

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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?

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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.

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