Should “Fanatic” Badge have Secondary Requirements (ex. Min Rep?)
Following the noise here on Meta I'd like to suggest to remove or revamp the Fanatic and Enthusiast badges. The confusion and "problems"1 surrounding those badges is in my opinion a sign that these are broken. I'll now quote from the two most recent questions about it:
...but I did visit, checked my profile, and looked at the current question list on my phone... Heck, even made sure to check the list during a football game Saturday :)
I've been diligently maintaining the daily visits, and only had it up to 55, but the reset was still a little disheartening...but if I can learn how I messed up I'll try to avoid the mistake in the future..
At least when you're sportsman enough to not program a bot or something. The reason why I post this 2 days later is, because on said day I didn't have enough time and yesterday I even had to call a friend in emergency, so that he logs in for me.
While I agree with the overall badge idea, it seems to be terribly broken at the moment. People "just login and visit the question list" only to get that badge, that is not in the intent of the inventor I assume?
So, my suggestion is to either remove those badges or change the meaning of those badges to "posted something":
Fanatic: Posted an answer/question each day for 100 consecutive days
Or the hardcore variant, which makes much more sense:
Fanatic: Posted an upvoted answer/question each day for 100 consecutive days
1: "Problems" as in "people do not understand how it works and get upset about it" and "people abuse it".