I was reading this question: From zero to “almost pro”: Newbie trying to learn. Good, quick resources and this image popped up:
encouraging me to share a link to the question to get a badge. It may be that the question has been hit a lot in recent times, but just sharing a link to it shouldn't be worth a gold badge.
Also, I feel that badges should be little rewards along the way, not things you work for (i.e., make edits because they should be made, not to earn an editor badge.)
Can someone explain the purpose of this popup?
Disclaimer: Feel free to navigate to the parent site and find the question (it's likely to be on the first page) if my link above will unfairly grant me a badge. That's exactly the opposite of my motivation for asking this question.