Is gaining the 'Tumbleweed' badge a thing which I should feel honoured to receive, just because it is a badge? Or, to be awarded with that badge is not what that one desires participating on Christianity.SE?

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    Good or bad, it's an impressive achievement for this site. >_> Oct 30, 2013 at 20:12
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    It was designed to make you feel better for having a post that no one is interested in.
    – user3961
    Oct 31, 2013 at 4:25
  • @fredsbend, really? How could I feel better, if no one wants to read a question I asked? Oct 31, 2013 at 4:28
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    One reason may be because it's a huge unattributed quote from Wikipedia. SE questions are best if they are pithy with just enough background information to provide context. And always, always, attribute anything you copy: preferably with a link to the online text if it is online. Nov 1, 2013 at 7:29
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    @Elberich Yes, what Andrew says. It is too long. I don't even want to read it because of that. If you could cut 10 of your 14 paragraphs you would get more people interested in it.
    – user3961
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:55

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I asked this over on meta. The highest voted answer was:

It encourages you to ask questions even if you think they are a little out of the mainstream. In this regard it is a positive thing, though not something I would be too excited about.

FWIW you're not the only one.

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    It is one of those bittersweet badges. "Sweet I got a badge! Oh, its the tumbleweed."
    – user3961
    Oct 31, 2013 at 17:05
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    I will note that two out of the other three given the tumbleweed now have accepted answers. And one of them is pretty darn good ;)
    – user3961
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:58

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