Sometimes when I'm on SO I take a glance at the recent badges. Some of them are of course more interesting than others. The one that intrigues me the most is the
Necromancer badge, and not only for its name ;-) I'd then like to find out which answer caused this badge to be awarded to this particular user.
But as this particular badge tends to be awarded to very active users with lots of answers and upvotes I find it hard to determine which answer actually earned them the badge.
Is there a good way to find this out? Would it be hard to implement a feature in the section for recent badges that takes you to the "cause" of the badge? Does anyone else care about this?
Ok, I just found this question where Jeff Atwood explains why this feature isn't available. I just wouldn't have thought that this is particularly hard to implement as you would probably need only one additional database column (possibly two, for a question or an answer ID). Should be nullable, as for tags like
WOOT there isn't a "cause ID". But then, I'm just guessing as I don't know anything about the data model of SO.
Still, I'd like to have that feature...