Jon Skeet flair on SO

As Jon Skeet reaches 1000 bronze badges, the reputation line in flair is not going to fit there any more.

I suggest reducing the precision as you reach 100k (just like what happens with 10k users) by removing the decimal point altogether and rounding to the nearest "k" boundary, thus displaying 100.2k as 100k.

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You should tag this Jon-Skeet because it's only a Jon Skeet problem ;) –  Ladybug Killer Sep 25 '09 at 8:41
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Not really. I'm sure we'll have a few 100k users in a few months. –  LeakyCode Sep 25 '09 at 8:44
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Before they reach 100k, Jon will have 1000. Then it is a Skeet problem again. –  Ladybug Killer Sep 25 '09 at 8:45
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What about 1 million rep? And 10mill rep etc. I think your not thinking about a scaling solution. But just patching up the problem as it appears. –  Ólafur Waage Sep 25 '09 at 9:53
    
1340K can be shown as 1.34M. We have a few years to reach 1M. –  LeakyCode Sep 25 '09 at 10:11
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@Mehrdad: we need some years, but Jon doesn't! –  Ladybug Killer Sep 25 '09 at 11:19
    
@Mehrdad: you are no fun anymore! –  perbert Sep 25 '09 at 13:31
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Soon-to-be-true Jon Skeet fact: Jon Skeets flair is 3px wider than everyone elses. –  Travis Sep 25 '09 at 21:00
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Just dropping the decimal point is enough. The field is enough to hold 4 letters. With margin-left: -2px; in the badges counts its enough for a correction when somebody reaches more than 999. I think that you can't scale more than that with a clean interface. Maybe don't show the bronze badges when you are over 9999 silver badges?

TheTAXI 18M

TheTAXI 555k

TheTAXI 555k and a lot of badges

TheTXI 999k

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What colour are Bronco badges? –  random Sep 25 '09 at 13:15
    
Could show bronze badges as "k" too. –  LeakyCode Sep 25 '09 at 13:16
    
TheTAXI? Who is that person? –  Ólafur Waage Sep 25 '09 at 13:24
    
@Mehrdad: that's a good sugestion toom but realistically, I don't think it will be a problem for at least a few years that Jon Skeet reaches thousands of gold badges. –  perbert Sep 25 '09 at 13:33
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Loving TheTAXI. –  Daniel May Sep 25 '09 at 13:43
    
You should have changed TheTAXI's gravatar too. :) –  Ether Sep 27 '09 at 21:45
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Perhaps a better solution to it all (and avoid scaling issues in the future) is just to drop the badge counts to the next line underneath the rep, giving the rep and the badge counts more room to grow outwards.

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Especially for those who will eventually get 3-digit numbers for all three types of badges. This would probably keep that particular block from feeling as crowded. (not my problem... yet) –  AnonJr Sep 25 '09 at 13:08
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It'll be a very long time before I'm into triple-digits for gold badges - but quite soon it'll be 2/3/4, so still 9 digits. –  Jon Skeet Sep 25 '09 at 13:34
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Just use three significant figures for everything, including badges.

  • 1
  • 10
  • 100
  • 1.00k
  • 10.0k
  • 100k
  • 1.00M
  • 10.0M
  • 100M

etc.

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that is essentially what we do, I agree –  Jeff Atwood Oct 8 '09 at 20:32
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