People seem to forget that things take time.
Q: Where'd my badge request go?
Assumption: The staff hates me and deleted my posts
Real Answer: The staff deleted the post in the process of trimming the fat of the thread (which was specified in the rules of the thread early on) and the badge is in the process of being awarded.
Q: Why don't the staff enforce all the rules to the letter?
Assumption: The staff members are bad, negligent hypocrites who should never run for public office.
Real anwser: This is an Internet forum FFS. Our global economy isn't going to collapse because the moderators let slide some amount of good-natured, fun spamming. Also, our staff members should probably never run for public office.
"Kj°len is a pretty cool guy. 'e doesn't afraid of anything and 'e doesn't anything about anything."