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Badge progress reports

Since the badges help reinforce good behavior I think it'd be useful to show on the badges page what remaining requirements one has to receive a particular badge.

For instance, I've cleaned up a number of questions by editing, and I could swear I've hit 100, but no Strunk & White badge...why not tell me how many more edits I have left to go before receiving the badge?

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marked as duplicate by Brad Mace, Pops, Al E., Rory, Toon Krijthe Aug 16 '12 at 5:26

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For a lot of them the information is already available in some manner, but it would be kind of nice to have it consolidated in one place. –  David Z Jun 24 '10 at 4:06
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Many fear that in most cases, showing the remaining requirements or 'countdown' to a badge is like dangling the carrot. That's fine if you want someone to do a simple menial task like crawl or walk.

When it comes to tasks that require more thinking, its probably better if people knew 'the carrot is out there', else they may do things of lesser quality than normal just to get the reward.

Also, remember, there is a slight lag in badges being awarded.

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+1 for the lag. It also varies from badge to badge, so you might not get the badge until a day after hitting the requirement. –  ChrisF Jun 24 '10 at 10:17

There are several dupes of this question for specific badges, such as for Strunk & White. The data explorer is good for this.

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Although really cool, the data explorer is unlikely to be that helpful if you need up to the minute stats. –  womp Jun 24 '10 at 7:16
    
@womp, I think people understand the limits of the data explorer. Still, the data at the moment is June 10, I think that's pretty good (it is June 24 as I write this). –  artlung Jun 24 '10 at 12:26

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