I was vainly looking at the list of badges to see if there were any I could cherry pick in a moment of boredom (mostly beause my psychology absolutely depends on looking like I'm somehow important on WB:SE) when I noticed the Tumbleweed badge. That badge has never been awarded, and little wonder.
The question title would need to put people off, but not so much so that people wouldn't click on it just to see what idiotic nonsense you were blathering about.
The question itself would need to be legitimate and within the rules posted for the site, but so boring that nobody would care to answer, comment, or upvote (or, if surprisingly there is an upvote, someone would need to downvote, too).
My kneejerk reaction was that this was a badge so insanely difficult to obtain that it should be a gold badge. Or an irridium badge. Or even a glowing hot plasma... a sign of divine favor that resulted in your WB:SE pages all receiving a soft, yellow glow and your moniker discovered on everyone else's pages accompanied by a high quality audio effect of an angelic sigh of satisfaction; thereby identifying you as one of the august few who have risen to the ranks of the notoriously mundane.
And then I realized that it's likely impossible to get this badge without putting actual effort into asking a question that would get it, but that might result in even greater curiosity and, worse, would seem to defy the intent of StackEchange in general in that questions are, well, aren't they supposed to be in some way useful?
And now we're on a slippery-slope toward people actually trying to get this badge, thereby filling our cherished site with (ostensibly) boring questions that nobody wants to read.
Leading to my final conclusion, why do we have this badge in the first place?
Should we burn this badge?
I'm not the first person to ask this question. FrostFyre was. For the full conversation, see these posts:
I am stunned and in absolute awe for receiving the Tumbleweed Badge for this Meta question. Though previously awarded to 0 people on the main site and 1 person on Meta (I'm the 2nd), I frankly didn't think this badge could be earned. I'm honored! I really am!