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Currently a user can downvote someone, get the badge and then cancel the downvote and their badge isn't removed. Is this on purpose or is it a bug?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

This is . Badges (except for tag badges) are not revoked, even if the criteria are no longer met.

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Thanks for clearing that. – Divi Mar 7 '11 at 4:51
    
except in exceptional circumstances. Badge removal does happen but it is not common. – Jeff Atwood Mar 7 '11 at 5:35

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