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Should the Precognitive badge be listed in the list of S[OFU] badges?

Since it's been said that nobody will ever earn a badge for this, why do we have it at all?

It seems like its asking to not be on the list of available/earnable badges.

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    It's not there so it can be awarded. It's there "to announce the presence of Area 51, and its primary function," according to Jeff.
    – Pops
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:13
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    This isn't a "case"; you don't have an argument for removing it. Oct 26, 2012 at 20:14
  • on the badges page, the heading reads: "As you use Meta Stack Overflow to ask and answer questions, you’ll earn badges, which appear on your user page and in your user card."
    – Kristian
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:14
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    Well, if you really want to be nit-picky, that message never claims that the badges you can earn are the same as the ones listed below it.
    – Pops
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:16
  • @PopularDemand that's rich. :)
    – Kristian
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:16
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    @Kristian It says all of the badges that can be earned show up there, not all of the badges listed there can be earned.
    – Servy
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:19
  • I knew you would open this question!
    – user164207
    Oct 26, 2012 at 21:08

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Consistency with other sites is a good enough reason.

There is a handful of sites on the Stack Exchange network that the above statement is true for. For most of them, it is false.

It is also a good reminder that obsessing about obtaining all badges is not good for you...

In short - I disagree that it needs removing.

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    who is obsessing? in the context of SO, its an unachievable achievement. its weird.
    – Kristian
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:11
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    @Kristian - I am sure some people do. Yes, it is unachievable, but that doesn't mean it should be removed.
    – Oded
    Oct 26, 2012 at 20:12

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