What is the rationale for the incrementing count next to links in a page? I’m not asking in a challenging way. This looks odd but interesting. Why keep track of this?
As it’s unfamiliar to me, I’m finding myself distracted by these numbers. Why are they there? What are they telling me? As I ponder these questions, I remind myself to read the content and ignore the numbers.
I think I might like to disable this behavior, if that’s possible. If it’s not I’m tempted to hide these badges with CSS. Before I get too worked up over it, I’d like to better understand what value folks get from these?