Originally Posted by Serpentine Cougar
Can badges be lost or taken away? It doesn't seem like any of them would - I mean for example, you either won a [modding/fan-fiction] contest or you didn't.
If we accidentally award the wrong badge to someone (e.g. a roleplaying badge instead of a fan-fic one, or we accidentally misspelled the name of the recipient), then yes, we have the capability to delete the badge. However, if you're awarded a badge for a legit reason, I don't see any reason why they would be taken away, except perhaps in very extreme circumstances like someone getting perma-banned.