If I earn 20k rep I will be a trusted user, and for 25k rep I can get access to site analytics.

What about impact/people reached? If there's no benefit, why is it counted?

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    Does this answer your question? meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/290491/…
    – Amy
    Nov 12, 2020 at 4:24
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    I wouldn't say it is "counted". It is guesstimated.
    – rene
    Nov 12, 2020 at 7:29
  • @rene i think you are right..it's guesstimated..
    – نور
    Nov 12, 2020 at 7:44
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    "Low hanging fruit"... Easy to implement, makes people think "I'm so cool" and increases the chances of people contributing more.
    – ChatterOne
    Nov 12, 2020 at 8:29

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There's no benefit. It's just for fun.

A lot of people post on Stack Exchange to help people with their questions and answers. Seeing a concrete of number of people "helped" by their content is a good way to quantify that and give people an acknowledgement of their contribution and motivation to contribute more.

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    Yes, what Ryan said. Nov 12, 2020 at 7:07
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    @Yaakov new badge request: "Official Stamp", awarded for getting official confirmation from SE staff on one of your posts. :-) Nov 12, 2020 at 8:20

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