I love the gold Reversal Badge
An outstanding answer to a bad question is something not seen on a daily basis.
I enjoyed reading those answers, and I was even able to provide one.
But the questions are awful, and SO is a Q&A site ... so they are getting deleted.
Sixty-four badges have been awarded, and only twenty of those questions are alive. The rest have been deleted.
I think those deletions do not hurt the usefulness of the site, as it is improbable that anybody comes searching for a bad question. But I feel the history of the site is severed, and good content is lost forever.
So, is there a way to keep pointers to those questions somewhere?
Restrict access as much as you want, or make that content accessible (via links) for nK users as a prize, but preserve history.
As a side effect of those questions being deleted quickly, that prevents getting more than one Reversal Badge, as when you fulfill the requirements for the second you already have "one more than you should".
Today we have 153
Reversal badges awarded and 49 questions which were not deleted (32% ratio of non-deleted status Reversal questions).
The below statistics retrieved from reversal page can show that with time, none of these answers will remain:
page_3 (newest): 60 questions and 33 remaining (55% non-deleted questions); page_2 : 60 14 (23% ); page_1 (oldest): 33 2 ( 6% ).