I totally think these "badges" are unneeded. I mean just to think of it they're kind of useless. In my opinion, these "badges" are a major fighting zone. Which means they can curse users to get completive or fight, which right now it's not much of a problem. But the users who can really edit, might resort to minor edits, just to get a badge, IMO. So what is the point of having these "badges"?
PS: I'm not an admin, so I don't know if I can make a blog post like this. But send me a message if you disagree. :P