Recently I saw a "No action needed" button in the review system, which I think is really good for stopping bad/fake upvotes from the people who are striving just for badges. Still they can easily bypass by just clicking the same button without actually paying attention to the question.

So for a remedy, We could also have a system like so,


This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention. This post has already been removed, but thanks for taking time to leave feedback for the author.



What I suggest is providing 3 (Bronze/Silver/Gold) badges on Congratulations counting. i.e. same as review system.


  1. Congratulation - Bronze Badge
  2. 250 Congratulations - Silver Badge
  3. 1000 Congratulations - Gold Badge

And for Not paying attention remove 1 reputation per every few attentions.

Maybe in this way we can get more attention from people who are just striving for Badges.

Attribution : Stop Image taken from accepted answer of this question

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    Downvotes shows disagreement on Meta.
    – Himanshu
    Dec 17, 2012 at 7:21
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    Badges ruined the whole thing in the first place, please please please don't add any more! Dec 17, 2012 at 7:56
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    @Jennis Voting is anonymous on all of the sites. Please don't ask for comments on downvotes, no one is obliged to answer, and the request is considered noise, even on meta.
    – casperOne
    Dec 17, 2012 at 11:58
  • @JollyOldSaintNicholas Agreed. Will keep in mind. Thax Dec 17, 2012 at 12:05

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No. You already get the review-related badges if you are reviewing properly. Audits are just checking that you are reviewing properly. Hitting "No action needed" when there is action needed means that you're not reviewing properly -- on an audit review, that's a fail. There's no reason to add intermediate badges for something that's already rewarded by a badge.

  • Actually my point was like still people go with just clicking the button "No action needed". Is this what they get badges for ? What do you say ? Dec 17, 2012 at 7:33
  • Clicking "No action needed" when the post does need action counts (or should, if for some reason it doesn't) as a failed audit.
    – jscs
    Dec 17, 2012 at 7:37
  • It adds count to your total review queue. How does it become failed audit than ? And badge striving people just succeed in that. Dec 17, 2012 at 7:39
  • Does clicking "No action needed" result in "Congratulations" or "STOP look and listen" when the review is an audit?
    – jscs
    Dec 17, 2012 at 7:41
  • Got it now :D Thax Dec 17, 2012 at 7:45

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