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I think you radically overestimate the power of a badge.

People will create new tags for no reason whatsoever, all the time, regardless! I doubt the average user even knows that badge exists, so to attribute tag creation problems to it is laughable.

Here's some data.

This guy just got the Taxonomist badge.

http://stackoverflow.com/users/2772/borregohttps://stackoverflow.com/users/2772/borrego

Guess he's gaming the system! Oh wait, he hasn't been on the site since AUGUST OF LAST YEAR.

(unless there is specific data you can point to.. but I haven't seen any yet. So pardon me if I don't take your claims seriously in the absence of any actual, y'know, DATA.)

I think you radically overestimate the power of a badge.

People will create new tags for no reason whatsoever, all the time, regardless! I doubt the average user even knows that badge exists, so to attribute tag creation problems to it is laughable.

Here's some data.

This guy just got the Taxonomist badge.

http://stackoverflow.com/users/2772/borrego

Guess he's gaming the system! Oh wait, he hasn't been on the site since AUGUST OF LAST YEAR.

(unless there is specific data you can point to.. but I haven't seen any yet. So pardon me if I don't take your claims seriously in the absence of any actual, y'know, DATA.)

I think you radically overestimate the power of a badge.

People will create new tags for no reason whatsoever, all the time, regardless! I doubt the average user even knows that badge exists, so to attribute tag creation problems to it is laughable.

Here's some data.

This guy just got the Taxonomist badge.

https://stackoverflow.com/users/2772/borrego

Guess he's gaming the system! Oh wait, he hasn't been on the site since AUGUST OF LAST YEAR.

(unless there is specific data you can point to.. but I haven't seen any yet. So pardon me if I don't take your claims seriously in the absence of any actual, y'know, DATA.)

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I think you radically overestimate the power of a badge.

People will create new tags for no reason whatsoever, all the time, regardless! I doubt the average user even knows that badge exists, so to attribute tag creation problems to it is laughable.

Here's some data.

This guy just got the Taxonomist badge.

http://stackoverflow.com/users/2772/borrego

Guess he's gaming the system! Oh wait, he hasn't been on the site since AUGUST OF LAST YEAR.

(unless there is specific data you can point to.. but I haven't seen any yet. So pardon me if I don't take your claims seriously in the absence of any actual, y'know, DATA.)