That solves the badge gaming problem.
And yes the name is of course tongue-in-cheek.
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I think the fun questions are a very important part of SO (and SF and SU).
We have a problem on all three sites with questions being too zealously moderated (closing perfectly legitimate programming questions as not-programming-related because they're don't contain code, etc).
They generally mean well, but end up hurting the community (not to mention the poor souls just trying to get an answer).