We are considering adding a new bronze tag-based badge.
Initially when we looked at the simple 100 upvotes on a tag to get the tag based bronze badge some ugly edge cases popped up:
I have nothing against those answers, I am not calling to make them wiki or anything, but it does show the system is wide open to gaming. Re-tag any of those questions and kaboom, you have a new badge.
We would like tag experts to get the tag based badges; we would like it to show long term commitment to questions with a particular tag.
Proposed changes, to protect against gaming and make the badge fairer
- Automatically take away tag based badges if the criteria is no longer met.
- Require a minimum number of non-wiki answers in the tag to get the tag-based badge (around 20 answers for bronze, 80 for silver, 200 for gold) AS well as a total score.
Change it so we look at "sum score" as opposed to counting upvotes, so its in line with the tag "stats" pageFix the description on the website, to match the implementation that looks at sum(Score) where Score > 0 (though I think the where Score > 0 can probably be safely dropped without any adverse impact)