It has been said that "citations are the source code of Physics.SE"
References are how citations are added to a posting. Should we recognize good citation/reference practices via:
- a badge after a fixed number of answers, voted to N-score, each with at least X references
- a badge when total citations in all answers exceed Y
- when a moderator awards Q or A with subjectively-good ('policy') references.
By 'counting citations', I mean "counting the number of links that are included in the body of the question or answer"