No one has ever been awarded this badge, what is the purpose of having it?

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If you have 10k reputation, you can have a look at this deleted question. If you don't, here are the headlines:

  • The question was in a terrible state, and it got -12 as a consequence:

    Just read details

    I had windows vista basic i replaced it {completely} using ubuntu 10.10 disk

    I downloaded the wireless driver from aditional drivers

    I enabled wireless

    It wont read my router my game systems will so...


  • Everyone worked fairly hard to turn it into a good question

  • I provided a huge answer, which got +13 — Oh, so close!

The Reversal badge motivated me to write a big general guide about this strange, non-reproducible problem. Effectively turning it from "I have this weird problem with my wireless network" into "What do I do if I have any problems with wireless networks".

Terrible questions that can be turned into great resources are few and far between. But when they turn up, there's a badge to make sure someone is motivated to save it, in case it can be saved. Even if that badge seems impossibly hard to get.

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    Thanks for explaining it to me. But, why was the question deleted?
    – William
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 14:15
  • I don't know, really. From the UI, it looks like either I deleted it myself (which I don't remember) or the system deleted it automatically. But the question is not that on-topic, and it's not extremely useful either, so that's fine. I'll add an excerpt of the question to this answer. Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 14:46
  • Okay, thanks. I don't have 10k reputation.
    – William
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 15:08
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    @StefanoPalazzo A question is never automatically deleted if it has positive-score answers (in fact, it's never automatically deleted if it has any answers IIRC). If you feel your answer is worthwhile, please undelete it (or ask a fellow mod if you dislike the conflict of interest). Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 0:28

No one has ever been awarded this badge on Ask Ubuntu. But, for example on stack overflow this badge has been awarded 143 times. So, there are possibilities to have it.

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