I created a small Excel App for Stackoverflow Users (Deliberately didn't create it in VB.Net as I was not sure if I can upload an Exe file) which will let you find out how many votes are left to get a Bronze/Silver/Gold in a particular Tag say For VB.Net, C#, VBA-Excel or any other. it also gets the bifurcation of the points vs votes.

Where do I post it? Is http://stackapps.com the right place to post it or do I post it here? I searched stackapps but couldn't find a similar app that has been posted there.


App posted at STACKAPP

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    Can't you already do this? Do people need an app to subtract, say, 555 from 1000? i.stack.imgur.com/1KK5y.png – Aaron Bertrand Jul 5 '12 at 13:48
  • @AaronBertrand: Does it give you the bifurcation? – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 13:49
  • The app sounds like a great idea. Post it soon so I can free up some space on my whiteboard. ;) – Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '12 at 13:49
  • @Siddharth Do you mean does your profile page show you how many votes you've received and how many questions you've received them on? Yes, it does. Did you click on my image link? – Aaron Bertrand Jul 5 '12 at 13:50
  • @AaronBertrand: No. One moment. Uploading a pic – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 13:51
  • I guess I don't understand what value that adds. <shrug> – Aaron Bertrand Jul 5 '12 at 14:05
  • @AaronBertrand: If I am curious on about the votes bifurcation then yes that is an imp info for me. Also that info can be used to calculate more info about Nice Answers, Great Answers etc... Though the App doesn't do this at the moment but I will be adding it in the future... – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 14:09
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    You keep saying "bifurcation" and what I'm saying is that even after seeing your screen shot I have no idea what those 9- 8- 7- etc. mean. Does your app come with some kind of documentation to explain what you mean by bifurcation and what I can do differently based on those bifurcation values? – Aaron Bertrand Jul 5 '12 at 14:11
  • @AaronBertrand: I see what you mean. Good suggestion. I might as well make a VB.Net App which comes with the help files and an installer. – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 14:12
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    You could still explain it here. I won't be installing your app just so I can view the help files to figure out what additional information that gives me and how I can't get those badges without it... – Aaron Bertrand Jul 5 '12 at 14:21
  • @AaronBertrand I have a list of about a dozen tags that I'm close to getting a badge in. The top 2 or 3 are easily found near the top of my list of frequent tags, but the rest are scattered around the list. It would be nice to have an app I can run periodically to quickly tell me if I'm getting close in any others so I can decide if I want to shift my focus. (That is, when my focus actually shifts to answering questions, which is rare these days.) – Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '12 at 14:57
  • @BilltheLizard: That sounds interesting. Currently the App looks for only 1 Tag. Do you think the ability to specify say max 5 tags separated by comma would benefit anyone? Aaron, I am making few changes to the app. Will post the sceenshots soon. It will show the user an analysis + Graph + also show what those bifurcations are... – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 15:04
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    @SiddharthRout Yeah, ideally I'd like to see a list of all the badges I'm close to getting. Maybe show all the badges that I'm within 10% of the required votes for? There are also some tags where I already have enough votes, I just haven't answered enough questions yet. That should probably be a separate category. I've been thinking of writing a script like this myself, since manually updating a whiteboard or spreadsheet is a pain. Plus, I need to go look for new badges that I'm getting close to. – Bill the Lizard Jul 5 '12 at 15:13
  • @AaronBertrand: Would something like this be of any use? Please feel free to suggest improvements. wikisend.com/download/321312/Untitled.png – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 15:13
  • @BilltheLizard: Good idea! Will try and incorporate it.. Might as well make a good job out of it :) – Siddharth Rout Jul 5 '12 at 15:14

Yes, StackApps is the right place to post it.

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