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Allow users to see badge progress
Show the progress left on badge achievement unlockings

Both of the above questions are now closed as exact duplicates of Badge progress reports

I think for the more long term Badges there should be some kind of progress bar beside it to show how close/far away you are from receiving it.

Much like this:

http://hwbot.org/community/user/mutant_tractor?tab=achievements

Image here:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/YxEEz.png

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marked as duplicate by Pops, badp, gnostradamus, Ladybug Killer, Jeff Atwood Feb 8 '11 at 5:31

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

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This has been proposed numerous times: one, two, tag badge-specific, editor badge-specific. See also a related request that people close as dupe of. There're more but I'm out of chars – Pops Feb 7 '11 at 18:39
    
@Pop: question links can be shortened as meta.stackexchange.com/q/69441, this allows you to add 4 or maybe 5 more links. – BalusC Feb 7 '11 at 18:51
    
@BalusC nice!!! – Trufa Feb 7 '11 at 19:07
    
@BalusC, yeah, true story. I didn't feel like it was worth the effort, but I appreciate the assist. – Pops Feb 7 '11 at 19:36
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I think this should be raised again, I read the above threads and the reason give was it is modelled on the xbox live achievements scheme which is like that by design, many more "addictive" games now-adays DO show progress and encourages more use by the user as they can see "Oh im only XX away from XXXX badge". Thats just my thoughts though. – Myles Gray Feb 7 '11 at 20:19
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Important point though, you probably don't want a progress badge for every question though, because every question/answer has the potential of gaining enough votes to award a medal.

Could instead just put "X Votes away from $medal" with a list of the top contenders for each medal.

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I wasn't suggesting that we implement a medal system, rather just show progress in each Badge (the larger ones anyway) – Myles Gray Feb 7 '11 at 18:37
    
@Myles ~ Define larger. <-- Welcome to programming. – jcolebrand Feb 7 '11 at 18:43
    
Larger - as in ones that require more than one event/occurrence to achieve. – Myles Gray Feb 7 '11 at 20:02
    
Larger means all but the lowest ranked one right? Where is the (arbitrary) boundary fence? – Kent Fredric Feb 7 '11 at 20:07

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