I wondering who active the badge here? I seen and hear that they tend to cause trouble by bring in the wrong people. I for one don't care for them. It makes editing hard when the wrong people contribution just to get badge.
Yeah, I didn't activate it (high admin here). Maybe we put it to a poll about whether or not we should drop it? It should definitely be discussed here some more in any case.
Do people get these badges for edits that are just deleting a page? I find myself having to block some IP addresses and rollbacking that sort of edit a couple times a week.... Then I could see how it would further draw in the wrong sort of people. The amusement of deleting a page and receiving a badge would create a lot more vandalism I would think.
I just saw this and notice to that there now badge, too. I been told that any admin can active them, I don't know if its true. But I have hide my achievements which has the badge on them on my profile.I see them. I also for one don't care for them. I notice that some see them as game to play who get the better badge and points. It also cause bad editing, I for like to see good editing.
Sounds like universal disdain. I don't like 'em either. They remind me of the achievement system in some video games. I always call those "a-cheese-ments" because they are so pointless yet people work so hard to get more of them (like in World of Warcraft). I'll chat with the admin group, see what Peazeract and the others think.