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Ok, great, thanks! –  Acacio Nerull Oct 5 '10 at 17:05

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The name of the badge is less than ideal, but the purpose it rewards is important - removing bad posts is a good thing for site maintenance and cleanliness. Sometimes you can edit a poor/dangerous/off-topic answer into a good one, but sometimes it really isn't salvageable. Deleting, then removes it from general public view, and by extension brings better attention to all of the good content.

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So yes, it's a bad thing that the bad answer got 3 upvotes... –  Wooble Oct 5 '10 at 18:18
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@Wooble, sometimes it's a good post that you delete, for a variety of reasons. –  Lance Roberts Oct 5 '10 at 18:27

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