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It'd be nice to have two more categories: questions and answers. These seem to be obvious categories to filter by though—was there a good reason for excluding them?

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I found that there were good reasons to exclude them, in this thread.

The question asked in that thread isn't actually about question vs. answer votes (it focuses on badge progress), but Jeff's answer is relevant still:

I worry that if we provide too many metrics:

  • it becomes noise, like a bunch of inscrutable F-16 cockpit gauges -- how are all these > numbers useful except for these specific badges?
  • the badge becomes the explicit goal instead of the desired behavior
  • the badges are no longer a pleasant surprise and reward but an expected "level up"
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