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Electorate, Pundit, etc badge progress

I'm a-gunnin' for the 'electorate' badge :)

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marked as duplicate by Yi Jiang, Jon Seigel, Ladybug Killer, Jeff Atwood Mar 9 '11 at 2:32

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Deleted my answer suggesting to look at your user-page, since you only see the number of total votes there. –  Peter Lang May 21 '10 at 10:31
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It might be by design, but I'd say why is it by design? Or more specifically, why is a more detailed view not available under the hood somewhere? Whilst splitting things up on the user profile page might cause clutter, I can't really see a downside in having this information available somewhere even if it's just hidden away from the casual observer.

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The whys are primarily explained in the duplicate link from Jon B. –  Grace Note Feb 2 '11 at 23:41
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I don't think you're supposed to know. Jeff doesn't want people to "be gunnin' for" any specific badge. I've seen him say (somewhere around here) that a badge is supposed to be a surprise. The intended reaction of the user when a badge is received is "Oh, cool! Another badge!", not "Finally! I've been working on this badge for a long time!"

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