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What is the purpose of the “disciplined” badge?

Isn't it a bad thing?

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The name of the badge is less than ideal, but the purpose it rewards is important - removing bad posts is a good thing for site maintenance and cleanliness. Sometimes you can edit a poor/dangerous/off-topic answer into a good one, but sometimes it really isn't salvageable. Deleting, then removes it from general public view, and by extension brings better attention to all of the good content.

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    So yes, it's a bad thing that the bad answer got 3 upvotes... – Wooble Oct 5 '10 at 18:18
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    @Wooble, sometimes it's a good post that you delete, for a variety of reasons. – Lance Roberts Oct 5 '10 at 18:27
  • By post does it intend a question or an answer? – Cris Cole May 5 '16 at 8:06

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