The Suffrage badge is awarded for using 30 votes in the day, and the Vox Populi for using 40.

I understand from this post that the idea of Vox Populi is to incentivise voting on questions, but is there any evidence that having two badges does so better than just having Vox Populi?

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    Assuming Vox Populi is newer then perhaps there was a desire not to depreciate an existing badge Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 14:42
  • More badges, mo' happy Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 16:25

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Suffrage is an older badge, and it existed for a couple of years before Vox Populi. You can get Suffrage by voting on 30 answers only. You must vote on questions to get Vox Populi, so it does incentivize question votes. To your point, since you can get the two badges for casting the same 40 votes, the Suffrage badge doesn't really add anything. It's still around because badges are rarely (if ever?) revoked.

  • I see! So if I wanted to suggest that the Suffrage badge be deprecated (like the Analytical badge), would I need to ask another Meta question?
    – kmoe
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 11:30
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    @kmoe Yes, it would be best to separate the feature request from the discussion. (Mostly because a new question will typically get more attention than an edited one.) Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 12:14

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