In the past few months, I've seen a few different questions and answers get posted to major social media sites (usually Reddit) and get some really extreme votes. Today's example was at http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/hc9uf/homework_help_see_the_first_answer/, when a poor quality homework question with a joke answer got a whole ton of attention (73 downvotes for the question, 235 upvotes for the sarcastic answer, 20k views). It seems like whenever a question gets Reddited (or Dugg, dunno if that site's even around anymore), things go crazy and questions run out of control.
The questionwas deleted (so you'll need 10k rep to view. I can post screens if anyone needs them) and the 235 vote answer was community-wikiized, so the question was basically wiped from the site, except badges. The asker got 3 badges (Popular Question, Notable Question, Famous Question) and the answerer got 4 (Nice Answer, Good Answer, Great Answer, Reversal).
I'm not sure how I feel about the users still having these badges. Essentially, my question is this:
Should we have a standard procedure for this type of situation? Should badges stay? Should questions and answers be deleted/wikiized? I think it's important for SO to have a gameplan for this ever more frequent situation.