Update: the current amount of downvotes is enough to understand the suggestion is not welcome. No need to go further.
Look at the spring tag, for example - skaffman is the ultimate spring helper, with more than 10% of the spring questions answered, with average of 2+ upvotes. Yet, he hasn't even received a silver badge.
So, we have a logical distinction of tags, like:
- language tags (lots of questions)
- framework/tool tags (less questions)
- other tags (subjective, best-practices, web-development, etc)
I suggest to lower the number of votes required to gain the tag badges for the second group, because:
- these tags don't have that much questions in them compared to the language tags
- it will encourage people to answer very specific questions, which are rarely upvoted
How to achieve it?
- make the limits 300 and 750 for questions that have currently below 4000 questions total
- (extra) introduce bronze tag badges (for 10-20 upvotes)
This wouldn't differentiate between the 2nd and the 3rd group, but that's no harm.