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There are a couple of Autobiographer questions here, but I'm still curious about the point of it. Look at the following attachment:
I can see my Real Name and Email Address. I understand the badge is supposed to let you know what fields exist, but you can't see anyone else's real name and email. The person on the bottom has the Autobiographer badge and I can't see that information in his profile.
Also, consider this user: it's pretty clear his info is a little... let's just say he's full of poo.
So, if it can be so easily "gamed", and you can't ever see all of the fields in someone else's profile, why does this badge exist? Is it just an incentive to fill out all the information to create a sense of community?
I'm stealing this from the Bronze badge description: "In the case of Autobiographer, the point of the badge is for users to see all the fields available on their profile and fill them up. So, even if it is getting gamed, the badge is serving its purpose of creating awareness of the existence of those fields/profile." But, again, what good is it to be aware of fields that you can only see on your own profile? And is that awareness really badge-worthy? Judging by what I've seen, making them read a primer on "How to write a good question" is probably more badge-worthy.
EDIT: This is not a dupe of What is the need for Autobiographer badge?, because I'm asking why you need to be aware of fields that no one can see, and isn't it a better idea to create a badge for "How to ask better questions", which is more important than filling out fields no one sees.