Currently, http://stackoverflow.com/badges shows the possible badges, number of total recipients, and brief descriptions. However, I have a few suggestions (mostly minor changes) that could make it a bit nicer.
- There is no way to see (on that page) which badges I've earned multiple times — they all appear with a green checkmark. It would be nice to show something like "x 4" like in the badges section of the user profile page. For example:
- There is no way to see which badges can be awarded multiple times — you have to click on a specific badge to see yea or nay. It would be nice to have a small, simple icon next to badges that can be earned multiple times, similar to the checkmark showing which badges I've earned.
- The layout would be nicer if the number of recipients for each badge were in a separate column — since the badge images are different sizes, the overlap and ragged right alignment makes the numbers harder to read.
- An alternative view that groups badges by "achievement level" (gold/silver/bronze) would be nice, as would a view that groups progressive degrees of the same accomplishment. (e.g. Nice Answer → Good Answer → Great Answer OR Popular Question → Notable Question → Famous Question)