SE awards gold badges for famous questions that reach 10,000 views, and gold badges for answers that have been upvoted 100 times. But what about those questions that have reached an impressive 100,000 views (100k)?
Shouldn't the original poster receive a special acknowledgement from the community? After all, numbers are physical proof that the question is definitely popular, and one that is shared by visitors outside the SE network.
On EL&U there are several questions that have gone beyond the 100K landmark, or are in proximity of hitting it. The following are only a sample
Is it "bear" or "bare" with me? 929k (Yes, really!)
"Dieing" vs "dying" 536k
And even on SE Meta I found the following 100k questions
Jon Skeet Facts 170k
Not necessarily the questions which have been upvoted the most attain 100k views.
I am not suggesting that questions that reach 10,000 views should no longer be awarded a gold badge, but I do believe that a post that has reached a 100k visits is something a bit special and out of the ordinary. I don't know which form should this recognition take. I am hoping that the community can come up with some suggestions. What about a platinum badge?
Perhaps we can also discuss the flabbergasting 1m landmark. I don't know if that pinnacle has been achieved in Stack Overflow, but EL&U has a strong contender.
It's been brought o my attention that this post may be a duplicate of: Platinum Badges
First of all, I am not asking SE to install platinum badges across the board.
Should there be a new level of badges added above gold, i.e
It is nevertheless true that gold badges are losing their lustre over time, and I strongly believe that view numbers speak louder than the number of upvotes a question receives, especially when it hits the infamous HOT NETWORK QUESTIONS
I've clearly identified that a notable number of questions have reached and surpassed the 100k views landmark, whereas the duplicate suggested a hypothetical 250k views benchmark. Which is also a possibility, but I think that number is much rarer across the SE network. My suggestion, a platinum badge, was only that, a suggestion. I could not come up with a better idea, therefore I am asking the community if they agree that these questions should be recognized in some way. Maybe on the question page a new tab could be introduced, questions with highest number of views. I'm just throwing the ball in the court, and see if it bounces. If nothing else, six years later, maybe the time is ripe to discuss this feature.
This feature request is not a duplicate of the following meta posts