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Does anyone else think that it would be great for users to see progress towards certain badges...similar to how users can see their progress towards privileges.

For privileges, you see a % complete towards that privilege. I know that this info is tracked so I think it would be great so that it is revealed or visualized in some way.

  • Can you specify which badges you had in mind? Thinking of, for example, the nice/good/great question/answer badges, this wouldn't scale too well for people with dozens or hundreds of questions/answers. – Aaronut Jan 17 '12 at 3:20
  • I think that potentially for ones that can recur, you don't keep track of it after they've earned it once. I think a progress gauge would help lots for the hard to achieve badges. – milesmeow Jan 17 '12 at 3:29
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Separately from my comment: This probably won't happen. If you refer to the corresponding Meta Stack Overflow request, it references an even earlier request that was declined.

It's a popular request, for sure, but the owners/developers are actively against it.

There is one exception: Your progress toward the Copy Editor badge (and possibly also Strunk & White - I can't tell because I already have it) is shown on the /review page. That seems to be about as far as they're willing to go.

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    I can confirm: The progress toward the "Strunk & White" badge is shown in the "review" page. I know it because it is show in a site where I don't have that badge. – kiamlaluno Jan 18 '12 at 20:25

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