As the number of badges on Stack Overflow has grown I am noticing the /badges page is getting less and less usable.
Should the badges page be better organised? If so, how?
My initial thought would be to put them into an accordion widget, broken down into categories.
These are the categories I've got so far:
The other option I thought of (for competitive voting goodness) would be a tabular format for the badges which come in Bronze/Silver/Gold flavors and leave the rest display like there are now. This might make the badges less "exciting" to get though.
My crude mockup:
I'd like to see different sorting options (tabs):
Also, a button to filter out achieved badges would be awesome. Especially the "tags" badges page on SO is so crowded that you need a long time to find the badges you have.
What's also missing is a link to the detailled description of the tags on meta (i.e. List of all badges with full descriptions) since the rules for badges are not always clear.
If this page is going to be redesigned, it would be nice to see how many people have the badge and how many times you have the badge on the same page. At the moment /badges is different from the badges section of your profile.
And if you're going to go crazy, for badges that can be awarded multiple times, tell me how many people have the badge that many times. Eg 411 people have Reversal on Meta (probably the easiest site to get it on - someone proposes something unpopular and you answer saying "I think this is a bad idea because" and bingo, gold badge) but how many have 2? 3? 11?
Just for completeness, I'll go ahead and express the contrary opinion:
No, the badge list page is fine as it is (right now)