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

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

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.

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

You must log in to answer this question.

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