I would like to see a subtab on badges titled “progress” that lists badges that are in-progress. I would even default to this subtab when you are viewing your own profile and click “badges”
However, this is a very big internal change cause we need to add “tracking” queries to each badge and decide which badges show up in progress. Some badges have very complex conditions like trust level badges.
I foresee this will happen in the next 5 years. But I don’t think it will happen in the next 1-2 years.
I would semi support that idea. I would say only like 4 days a month (about half of the weekends) so it’s still hard but is still a little easier. It to not like discredit the badge for the people that already earned it the hard way visiting every day even on the weekends.
This would help. And I would prefer if this happens to all badges. It would really help with the Appreciated, Respected, and Admired badges so you don’t need to go through your posts to figure out how many posts fit the requirement.
I haven’t been on any forums long enought to get it but the ones I am on with in the first 120 or so days visited I gain the Aficionado badge. Plus on the mobile app it’s not hard to go into all the forums for a second or o earn the badge.
A few years ago I got the devotee badge in the forum I moderate, and I didn’t(thankfully) lose my sanity. The badge was earned naturally through daily participation and I didn’t even realize I hit the mark when I was granted the badge. But I agree, I have people on my forum who took one day off and DM’ed me complaining that they lost the “streak” for the badge.
Yeah. The problem with the give out x amount of likes badge is it promotes a lot of users in “liking” content that’s not necessarily useful/helpful just to achieve it. The badge should be able to be earned in a natural way. If you’re generally active(and being useful) for one year, the badge should be given.