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Within the review tool, there is a progress display which looks like this (for me, today)

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So that you can see what kinds of numbers are (presumably) being used to compute the progress, here's what comes up when I hover over this progress bar:

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I have two questions:

1: What does this hashmark represent, circled here free-hand:

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2: The progress bar seems to represent some kind of "total progress", where when at 100% the entire bar will be filled. Within that there is also a hash mark, #1 above, but what is the total area representing? The total area I'm talking about is bracketed here:

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For #1, you're right:

Does the little vertical bar represent 250/Reviewer? –Popular Demand

Yes, it does - good eye –Geoff Dalgas♦

(I know that looks self-promotional, but I only remembered that reference at all because I was part of it.)

For #2, you're slightly overthinking the awesomeness of the graph. That bar represents your progress towards Steward — the gold cousin of Custodian and Reviewer — regardless of how much progress you've made. Compare that to the top area of the dropdown, which always shows your progress towards the next member of that family.

progress bar 2 is the portion of progress bar 1 from the start to the vertical bar

Finally, the bottom part of the dropdown just has some bonus info about other badges.

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Aha! I think I get it now. –  John Dibling Nov 29 '12 at 20:14
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