One side-effect of programmers.stackexchange.com has been to discuss the migration of questions from SO to P.SE.
One side-effect of said side-effect has been the removal (deletion, not migration) of popular questions with no lasting value.
(the final step of a process started in May 2010 with the "The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010")
- I don't mind seeing them go from SO (I might be slightly upset to see them simply vanish, but that is not what this question is about)
- I don't mind the rep loss (don't care actually)
I would request those two gold badges to be removed from my account.
Those weren't that "great answers" to begin with.
And they were answering a question so crappy that despite 45K+ views, 264 upvotes and 276 favorites in 26 months, that question has been deleted. Not migrated (and locked). Just deleted.
Note: waffles mentioned that possibility in a comment of his answer to "Why was «What's your favorite “programmer” cartoon» deleted?":
I wouldn't mind stripping a few gold badges
More generally, will all those "great answers" be "readjusted" (i.e. removed), to take into account the deletion of some of those popular questions?
To say that a badge is never removed doesn't seem to make sense in this context.
(Note: that question also applies to other badges:
- gold ones like "great questions",
- silver ones like "guru", "good answers", ...etc )