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Should unearnable Badges been shown under unearned?

  • [Beta] Actively participated in the private beta (if the site is not anymore beta)
  • [Precognitive] Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase (it the site is online)
  • [Guru] Accepted answer and score of 40 or more (on some new sites it is impossible: there must be at least 40 tags with 200 questions)
  • [Analytical] Visited every section of the FAQ (Is also not earnable anymore since there is no FAQ anymore.) Reported by Daanvn.
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Where is that list of "unearned" badges? –  Daniel Daranas Jun 19 '13 at 8:57
Why? Also, Guru is not impossible. It might not be possible early on, but it will eventually become possible as the site grows. –  Yannis Jun 19 '13 at 8:58
@rekire Thank you, I just saw it now. It doesn't appear in Meta, only in the main site. –  Daniel Daranas Jun 19 '13 at 8:59
@Yannis I wrote "on some new sites it is impossible..." so I know that :-) but however that one can be unearned for the moment. –  rekire Jun 19 '13 at 9:00
@rekire - I think Analytical badge can be earned by visiting help center instead of FAQ. –  hims056 Jun 19 '13 at 9:03
If we start hiding badges that can't be earned at the moment, we'll have to hide a lot of them on young sites. An example would be Famous Question, 10,000 views is not really something that can happen in a young beta site. –  Yannis Jun 19 '13 at 9:03
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/183735/… –  Lix Jun 19 '13 at 9:06
@Yannis IMHO there is a great difference if something unreachable or impossible. –  rekire Jun 19 '13 at 9:06
@hims056 take a look at this answer on a question I asked about the Analytical badge, it cant be earned anymore. –  Daanvn Jun 19 '13 at 9:09
@Daanvn - Didn't know about that question. Thanks. –  hims056 Jun 19 '13 at 9:10

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The current behavior is fine.

The unearned page is meant to show one the badges they don't have. The badges that you mention fall in this category.

I would find it much more awkward if there were badges that are neither earned or unearned!

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I disagree with you. I see there no problem to show them under all badges, but the list unearned is for me some kind of list of Achivments to get and I cannot get them. So far this makes no sense for me. –  rekire Jun 19 '13 at 9:17
@rekire That's the point, to realize that you can't get them all, and stop obsessing about them. –  Yannis Jun 19 '13 at 9:52

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