This community has some absolute rock stars and as a community, we should have a badge to help these individuals stand out for their thoughtful and planned out answers.

badge request

badge name: "The most generic responce"

This badge can be achieved if a user can reach an impressive 300 downvotes on one of their posts

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    What positive behaviour does this badge promote? – fbueckert Sep 30 '19 at 15:16
  • We actually do have a badge that doesn't promote positive behavior (e.g. Critic) – User37849012643 Sep 30 '19 at 15:39
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    That's actually one of the most positive behaviours a user can do. – fbueckert Sep 30 '19 at 15:45
  • It was a joke. Sheesh. I wasn't actually agreeing with you. – user474678 Sep 30 '19 at 23:13
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    @fbueckert if downvoting is a positive behavior, then why are users punished for it (1 downvote = -1 rep)? – User37849012643 Oct 3 '19 at 15:46
  • It only applies to answers, not questions. It's meant more to ensure you're not going to abuse it (such as downvoting competing answers), and when the answer is deleted, you get it back. It's not punishment, it's a check. – fbueckert Oct 3 '19 at 15:50
  • @fbueckert My post is about answers, not questions. – User37849012643 Oct 3 '19 at 15:51
  • Downvoting is positive behaviour, no matter where you do it. – fbueckert Oct 3 '19 at 15:52

This badge does not fit into the Stack Exchange badge system

The badge system exists for two reasons:

  • to teach new users how Stack Exchange works
  • to encourage activities that are positive to the community


so it's not likely to be implemented. Most posts that reach such dramatic scores are deleted anyway; about the only exceptions I know of are unpopular announcements and responses by Stack Exchange employees on Meta sites.

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