After some search, I'd like to propose a badge completely the opposite of this proposal.

[edit] "Won't" suggested I'd upload an image, here it is: enter image description here

I got the base idea after that one of my questions gained quite a lot of interest, a lot of answers in the first minutes, lots of comments and up votes (for the answers) in the end but the question still at zero (up votes).

Wouldn't a badge like "Simple question", "Professors nightmare" or "Philosopher question" be adequate here?

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    +...er...-...er...*::no vote::* just for the irony. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Mar 6 '12 at 22:40
  • I don't like the idea of this badge. Thinking back over questions, this scenario happens a lot for questions which are too localized. The question itself doesn't attract upvotes because it's a horribly simple question that could easily be solved on Google, but it's tagged with something popular so it gets a few answers and the first one posted gets a flood of upvotes from everyone visiting. – animuson Mar 6 '12 at 22:46
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    And how could the system possibly be able to automatically tell the difference between an interesting and uninteresting question? How would this be judged? – Zoredache Mar 6 '12 at 22:51
  • You can't just get the answer out of Google for that one, but OK I understand that you can't decide which questions are "good" or "bad". I thought it could have been interesting, a bit like the "thumbleweed" tag but OK, the community don't think so :-) (if someone can please delete this post as I can't). – Valmond Mar 7 '12 at 8:18
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    Don't worry, its meta rep. If you want to get it back, add an image to your question with a freehand circle in it to illustrate. You'll get at least two upvotes just for that. – user1228 Mar 7 '12 at 15:00
  • Thanks, I'll try by uploading a "nice" image :-) – Valmond Mar 7 '12 at 15:54
  • Editing your question to "please forget the question" is discouraged. This is not a forum. – Cody Gray Mar 7 '12 at 22:25
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    The freehand circle was pretty limp, but you tried hard with the freehand writing so +1. – slugster Mar 8 '12 at 9:01

What's the reasoning behind rewarding someone for asking an uninteresting question? Shouldn't we try not to reward them so they ask more interesting questions?

And we do have a badge in this sort of area: Reversal is awarded to the question answerer for providing an answer with score >= +20 on a question with score <= -5.

EDIT: I'm anticipating the delicious irony of getting the Reversal badge on this answer. On a related note, here's a picture of some particularly delicious-looking waffles:


  • And its damn hard to get! ;) – Lix Mar 6 '12 at 22:51
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    @Lix I +1'd. You made some good points! Hope you get it :D – darvids0n Mar 6 '12 at 22:55
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    @Lix - You're welcome. :-) – ziesemer Mar 7 '12 at 0:40
  • Yay! Thanks guys :P first gold on meta ^_^ – Lix Mar 7 '12 at 6:57
  • You're almost there :-/ – Valmond Mar 7 '12 at 8:20
  • @Valmond: I doubt I'll get many more upvotes here. Maybe in a couple weeks I might. – darvids0n Mar 8 '12 at 4:23
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    I would have upvoted for the picture of waffles, but they've got caramel sauce. I don't do caramel. Can you do more ice cream and more berry couli instead? You should do it, it might be me who takes you from 19 votes up to the magical 20. – slugster Mar 8 '12 at 9:00
  • Hey I'm almost there (here) :-D ! – Valmond Dec 5 '18 at 16:54

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