As it stands, it is hard to get a tag badge for a tag that has a small community on StackOverflow.
Consider the tag mathematica. This is not a minor tag, but a tag for all Mathematica users' questions, but as there are comparatively few Mathematica users on StackOverflow, even great answers receive a limited number of votes.
The top users in the community are:
votes | answers _________________________ 320 | 127 belisarius 267 | 65 Michael Pilat 254 | 66 Leonid Shifrin
I am requesting that the vote requirements for this tag be reduced somewhat, that the badges may realistically be within reach, and that the top users may be recognized.