The question seems pretty straight forward. This is a curiosity, rather than a concern. It was brought on by a couple recent situations:
- On programmers, I just got the commentator badge, but it took (at least 11) comments to get, as I deleted (at least) 1 comment before hitting 10. Is this proper behavior, or should the deleted comment(s) count toward the badge?
- On SO, I recently made a comment to a question. The comment got several upvotes, but later the question was deleted. Will the comment count toward that coveted ;-) pundit badge?