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I don't know how badges work and if/how one can be created but I am surprised there is no badge for asking a question every day for 'X' number of days. Is there any reason why not? If not, is there any interest in creating one?

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    no source at the moment, but Stack Exchange prefers good answers over good questions. That's why there's a limit on how many questions one can ask a day (unless they changed that) – Menachem May 25 '12 at 19:07
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I would oppose such a badge.

It would be wonderful if everyone used this site to ask about the interesting problems you encounter in your day-to-day activities. But when you're suddenly put on the spot to "ask questions daily," you'll likely end up with an influx of low-quality, uninspired questions. Inspiration and intrigue doesn't run on a schedule.

Users should be asking real questions about problems they actually have. Don't add a badge or other incentive to force the issue. You won't likely get the results you are trying to encourage.

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I like this idea, or at least a variation thereof to encourage asking good questions. I think it would have to exclude negatively voted or duplicate questions, and possibly even questions with a score of less than some number (5?). I'm thinking along the lines of 10 straight days for a bronze badge; no silvers or golds.

Proposed name: Inquisitive.


Although it seems this idea has been proposed and rejected on meta.SO Badge for asking questions

Something similar has recently been approved over on MSE. I will hereby being taking credit for the badge name.

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  • I also like this idea with your caveat of the question scoring above a certain threshold so as to obviate some of Robert's concerns. – user1552 May 31 '12 at 21:04

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