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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

So, I was just awarded with a popular question badge.

The thing is that I don't know for which I was awarded that badge with. Is there anyway to find out? Or better, in the recent tab ( shown in above figure) show the question that was awarded with that badge.

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marked as duplicate by Grace Note, Jeff Atwood May 9 '11 at 9:35

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Good luck with that! meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6459/… –  John Topley Aug 3 '09 at 11:13

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Popular Question means it hit 1,000 views, so rank your questions by number of views and then search for the one that is the closest to 1,000. That would be the one that likely just triggered your badge.

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The problem is that I have been awarded this badge numerous time and it's tough luck to find which is the latest addition –  Graviton Aug 3 '09 at 13:43
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@Ngu Soon Hui: Like I said, if you rank your questions by the number of views, and you find the one with the closest number to 1,000 (say 1001, or 1003 or something like that)...that would be a pretty clear indicator of which one was the MOST RECENT one to eclipse the 1,000 mark. –  TheTXI Aug 3 '09 at 13:46
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Here's the long answer.

The short answer is that it won't be done because it couldn't.

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Jeff has already decided that they won't be implementing this feature.

He said:

This is intentional and by design.

Badges are supposed to incite curiosity about why the badge exists and what you did that caused you to earn it.

As I've said umpteen zillion times, this is based on the Xbox 360 Achievements model. You see the achievement flash on screen..

.. and then you go figure it out.

The discovery is part of the fun!

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"The discovery is part of the fun!" That reminds me of a parent trying to get their kid to eat creamed spinach by pretending to be an airplane..."open up the hanger for the airplane! It's fun!" Even 2 year olds realize that this isn't actually fun. –  beska Aug 3 '09 at 13:43
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Why on earth would I want to go "discover" something that should be readily available? –  Chris Lively Sep 10 '09 at 18:12
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Because Jeff Atwood wants to treat us like kids. Good luck. Whenever I see a popular question badge. Yeah OK and decide not to waste any time finding out. –  Tony_Henrich Feb 5 '10 at 0:41

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