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When you use flairs, people that see them might not be particularly familiar with the meaning of badges, and whether "280k reputation is a lot or it's a mediocre thing".

So, I think it's appropriate to add some ranking information there - for example the one recently added to the profile "Top X % this quarter". Perhaps include the month and all-time data. Or even a a non-percentage rank for the top 500 users (ranked 89).

Another thing might be to add tag-relevant ranking. For example: "Ranked 5th in C#".

That's a lot of information to fit in the small flair, so the most relevant should be picked.

Update: This StackUser app was suggested, but unfortunately it does not display up-to-date information (30k difference with my actual reputation)

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This feature exists on some flair on StackApps.com. –  jjnguy Mar 22 '11 at 16:34
    
@jjnguy could you give a link? –  Bozho Mar 31 '11 at 15:16
    
This is what you are looking for I believe: stackapps.com/questions/1578/sorep-v2-ranked-flair-take-2 –  jjnguy Mar 31 '11 at 15:22
    
@jjnguy unfortunately the information there is rather outdated. It shows me with 60k, and I have 95k –  Bozho Apr 2 '11 at 17:39

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