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Indexed (silver) & Highly Indexed (gold) - Question has X page views from referal sites; google, yahoo and the like.

The idea is that questions that are more relevant to the "outside" world (IE search engines, blog posts, etc.) would be encouraged and rewarded.

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I think this could potentially lead to some pretty serious abuse which Google may not like.

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For the sake of discussion, let's ignore the potential for garnering this badge by link-farming your own questions... What behavior on SO does this encourage, specifically?

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To me it would reward better thought out questions, since a question about a problem many people have, but that doesn't have a decent enough answer on the net would float up to the top of the inter-webs -- It may encourage really stupid questions too... like questions about boats. But those tend to get culled quickly –  Gavin Miller Jul 17 '09 at 17:07

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