The new profile page layout has some attractive and some not-so-attractive new features, IMHO, but among the not-so-attractive to me is the new way of counting badges:


It now counts how many types of badges a user has attained rather than the actual number (counting multiples of the same badge). I just need to know whether to report it as a bug or protest ;)

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It's a bug. It doesn't jibe with the count shown on your flair, or next to your name at the top of the screen.

If the intention is to represent the number of badge types you've managed to obtain, then it should say that (but I doubt that was the intent - the old page had exactly the same wording, but counted properly).

  • This might have been a bug then, but looking at it three years later it looks the same way... When was it decided that it was actually a feature? Sep 20, 2014 at 11:28

This was definitely not intentional, a fix will go out for the top count in the next build.


It puts how many of each next to the specific badge. Definitely much clearer to see. I don't see this as a bug, more of an improvement

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    I wasn't referring to the "how many of each next to the specific badge" feature; that feature one was in the old profile page design. I'm only referring to the badge count I circled with a nice red freehand circle in the screenshot.
    – Daniel
    Nov 26, 2011 at 22:35
  • Yep - I saw that. Seems much clearer this way - 61 different types of badges. And if you want to know how many in total, you just add up the individual ones.
    – Rory Alsop
    Nov 27, 2011 at 11:18
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    Eh... If you want to count types, multiply rows by columns - 52 to a page, etc. That's quite a bit faster than sitting there adding up all the xN values.
    – Shog9
    Nov 27, 2011 at 17:13
  • now I'm puzzled - I wouldn't want to add up total badges - it has them on my flair. So at a glance on flair I know my total, and on this page I have the total types. Simple.
    – Rory Alsop
    Nov 27, 2011 at 17:17

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