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We have the silver Sportsmanship badge available for users who have "up voted 100 competing answers".

I propose a related badge for upvoting a competing answer when your vote is more likely to affect which one will end up in the lead, and be accepted.

[More Sportsmanlike] Badge


Up-vote 30 competing answers whose scores are within two points of your own answers, before an answer has been accepted.

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I revoke my suggestion, but I can't delete it! Stop downvoting me! D= – Jeremy Banks Jul 23 '11 at 5:00
converted to wiki to protect your rep :) badge seems a bit too complex for my liking – waffles Aug 24 '11 at 2:48

In the niche tags most all scores are within two of your answer.

It would make more sense to have a Gold badge with a higher count needed, like 500 or so.

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