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I just earned the "Cleanup" badge on Stack Overflow for rolling back my own edit.

Should I be able to earn a badge that way?

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Sure, why not?

Badges are there for positive reinforcement, so rolling back a post should always be done with the motive to improve the site's overall content (more up-to-date, more accurate, etc.).

So it really doesn't matter which post you improved -- it's the act of improvement that's being rewarded.

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I guess it's saying "This is good behaviour", rather than "You accomplished a difficult task". – Andrew Grimm Aug 23 '10 at 23:33

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