Currently, the Badge Categories on the Help Center > Badges page are ordered in a non-alphabetic, semi-arbitrary manner, likely based on utility.

  1. Question Badges
  2. Answer Badges
  3. Participation Badges
  4. Tag Badges
  5. Moderation Badges
  6. Other Badges

Tag Badges are derived from providing Answers. The order suggests Tag Badges are more related to participation than answering questions. I recommend moving the Tag Badges category to immediately after Answer Badges.

Suggested Order:

  1. Question Badges
  2. Answer Badges
  3. Tag Badges
  4. Participation Badges
  5. Moderation Badges
  6. Other Badges

This suggestion was originally posed here, but likely was lost in the noise as it was never addressed in any answer.

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    And apparently this one is lost in the noise too because I just got awarded my first Tumbleweed Badge ever.
    – JoshDM
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 21:21
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    +1, not only are tag badges more related to answer badges, but also participation badges are more related to moderation badges. No big deal, but I guess it's a 2-min fix, so worth it. Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 11:32
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    This seems reasonable to me. I've passed this request up the chain. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 19:26
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    I've changed this to [status-declined], as it better matches the intent of the answer below.
    – Slate StaffMod
    Commented Jul 8 at 22:19

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I don't think this is a bad idea; however, the developer who's been leading this feature is moving on to a new project, and we unfortunately can't make infinite tweaks.

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