I've long wondered why the badge page for things like Copy Editor don't show "X edits done out of 500". Turns out we had a reason, though I strongly disagree with it. Note many popular metagaming systems such as Steam and iOS Game Center now offer the ability to track progress.

However, we've recently started showing badge progress...in a fairly unintuitive place: enter image description here

After unlocking Strunk and White you get:

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I'm sure this was in part implemented to promote the use of the Review tab, but are we ready to just plain show progress toward badges on the badge pages, where it is most discoverable and logical? I'd note that it's possible to find a user's progress via the Data Explorer in an exceedingly obtuse manner, and a number of the pre-baked queries are regarding badge progress.

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    FWIW - I asked about this very issue on Game Dev
    – Nicole
    Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 17:20
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    I meant to answer this question with a slightly extended version of this answer, but since this was closed before I could hit submit, I posted the answer to the other similar question. In short: Raymond Chen must've started reviewing and editing posts :/ Seriously though, the improvements to /review and the progress reports were implemented by Waffles and is totally kickass, unlike public flag-weight. Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 19:10

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Now we have. Most badges will gave be in the format done/needed. For example:

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As you can see in the top right corner, I have done 57 edits out of the 500 needed. There isn't any percentages anymore probably to allow users to track their progress more easily than before.

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