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It would be nice if for each badge to have some indication as to how close you are to earning that badge. Any chance of this being introduced?

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You can see your progress by hovering over the tag score in your profile:

screenshot of score

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(Most) Stack sites now have a new profile setup, and we have two areas - Profile and Activity.

Profile tab

Your Profile tab shows progress towards tags in a more structured and designed way.
This area is more a general summary and designed for other users viewing your profile (you can also see it).

  • Your tag with the highest Score is listed on one row, with total Score, total Posts, and a percentage of total posts which contain that tag
  • Then your next two highest scoring tags are listed on one row with Score and total Posts
  • Then 3 tags are listed on one row, in descending Score order and total Score and Posts are shown for each tag
  • Hovering over any part of the area which contains a tag (not just the Score) reveals a tooltip with additional information about wiki and non-wiki total answers and scores for that tag; Hovering over the tag itself shows the tag Excerpt;


Activity tab

Your Activity tab shows a summary of your 10 top tags listed in descending score order.
This area is designed more for your viewing than other users (other users can also see it).

  • To the left of each tag is your total score for that tag
  • To the right of each tag is the total number of posts you have participated in with that tag
  • Hovering over the Score reveals a tooltip with additional information about wiki and non-wiki total answers and scores for that tag; Hovering over the total Post count confirms "total X Posts in Y tag"; Hovering over the tag itself shows the tag Excerpt;


Viewing information on all your tags

Clicking on the "View all tags" link in your Profile tab and on "View more" link in your Activity tab both take you to the profile Activity tab with sub tab tags selected:

All of your participation tags

This shows all tags in descending Score order which you have participated in, with total Score on the left and total Posts on the right for each individual tag.

Hovering here is the same as your main "Activity" tab:

  • The Score reveals a tooltip with additional information about wiki and non-wiki total answers and scores for that tag
  • The total Post count confirms "total X Posts in Y tag"
  • The tag itself shows the tag Excerpt
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Look at the bottom of the tag wiki page. Example for [c].

To get there:

  • Click on the tag.
  • See the "Tag info" box at the top? Click the "about" link in there.
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Thanks! Perhaps this number would be good as a mouseover for those tag images in the link I provided? –  Tom Aug 25 '10 at 13:30
Actually, the number shown on the info page is only the upvotes, while the actual badge is determined by your score as would be shown on the Stats page. If you aren't on the all-time stats, you can ballpark your score from the info page but it's not necessarily going to be accurate. A customized search of [tag] votes:0 wiki:0 would get you all answers (if you just skip past the questions that are listed first). –  Grace Note Aug 25 '10 at 13:31
I appreciate there might be some special searches you can do to see this, but don't you think it would be nice to have a visual representation so you can see at a glance which ones you are nearest? I'm a badge whore (I'm a bit OCD about it) so it would be nice to see :) –  Tom Aug 25 '10 at 13:36
@Tom I don't disagree with improving the interface (considering there is currently no way to directly see this value if you aren't in the all-time stats), but I don't see a harm in providing a workaround to use while waiting. –  Grace Note Aug 25 '10 at 13:37
I wasn't critisising the work around, sorry if I came off as brash, I just didn't want my suggestion to be burried labelled as "you can already see this information" :) –  Tom Aug 25 '10 at 13:52
FYI, apparently this has been recently moved - now it is at the bottom of the Stats page. And the number shown there is your score, not just the number of upvotes. –  Péter Török Sep 1 '10 at 7:58
@Peter, So is it not possible for lower rep users to see this anymore? –  M. Tibbits Jul 7 '11 at 22:11
@M. Tibbits, you can always see your own scores on that page, even if you are not in the first 20. But now you can even see your scores for each tag on your own user page by hovering over the preceding number. –  Péter Török Jul 7 '11 at 22:22
I don't see how this answers the question. I could find no reference/indication of tag badge progress by looking at the tag info box/about page... except for Research Assistant. –  Werner Jul 14 '14 at 15:52
@Werner this answer is 4 years old, that's why I posted a new one :) –  Stijn Jul 14 '14 at 18:36

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