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X Users Earned That Badge Where Value Of X is Wrong

Just noticed the "Notable Question" badge says there are 17 users who have earned it. The list of users follows:

  1. Jeff Atwood♦
  2. balpha
  3. Chris Upchurch
  4. Jeff Atwood♦
  5. Justin Standard
  6. aleemb
  7. Joel Coehoorn♦
  8. Jeff Atwood♦
  9. Jeff Atwood♦
  10. Justin Standard
  11. TheTXI
  12. Aamir
  13. Bill the Lizard♦
  14. Jeff Atwood♦
  15. Joel Spolsky♦
  16. Jeff Atwood♦
  17. Andrija

The list speaks for itself. This clearly isn't "17 users," when a person's username apppears once per awarded-badge. Since Jeff has won this many times, his name appears many times. I think perhaps a similar format as the profile-page-badge-list would be better:

11 Users have earned this badge.

  1. 6 x Jeff Atwood♦
  2. balpha
  3. Chris Upchurch
  4. 2 x Justin Standard
  5. aleemb
  6. Joel Coehoorn♦
  7. TheTXI
  8. Aamir
  9. Bill the Lizard♦
  10. Joel Spolsky♦
  11. Andrija

As opposed to showing the same name over and over. Of course another option would be to change the title text from "17 Users have earned this badge" to "Badge awarded 17 times," or something equivalent.


3 Answers 3


It's mistitled. It says "17 Users earned this badge" when it really means "This badge has been awarded 17 times".

The number at the beginning strikes me as a good thing, so I'd reword it like this:

"17 times has this badge been awarded"

  • 18
    ... although that final wording does get voiced by Yoda in my head... Commented Feb 6, 2010 at 6:27
  • 16
    Awarded 17 times, this has. Commented Feb 6, 2010 at 7:41
  • 1
    Learn Forth quickly, I will. Commented Feb 6, 2010 at 13:51

If the wording were changed to Badge Awarded 17 times: with the list following as Jonathan presented it the first time, then nothing is lost, the list is preserved as is...and it's now 100% accurate.


That would be fine, but then you couldn't see the order they were earned in.

  • Leave the order based on first-occurrence. Place Jeff in the list according to when he received his first badge.
    – Sampson
    Commented Feb 6, 2010 at 5:52

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