Does the Enlightened badge encourage the Fastest Gun in the West problem?
I have only been using MSE for a month now, but part of me feels that the Enlightened Badge is a bad thing.
It gives motivation to:
- Post an incomplete answer first and then fix up later.
- Post before an answer was actually ready.
- Make posting races more pronounced.
Why is there a badge for posting first? This makes little sense to me anyway, and I think it should be removed. (3) isn't bad, but (1) and (2) really bother me, especially (1). I know many times someone might come back later and fix their answer later if they made it quickly, that is fine. But encouraging someone to make it quickly just seems weird.
Edit: So the badge probably never causes anyone to make such a decision, and those are only theoretical possibilities. I myself tend to edit my posts a few minutes after all the time, but that is just from re-reading and realizing I should say more, or that what I said was poor quality. (and a variety of other reasons)
I guess my point with this post is that in principle I don't think the badge should exist.