I would like to propose the following badge (bronze or silver): answered/viewed ratio.

If the ratio answered/viewed > 0.6, then the badge will be granted.

Kind of like the conversion rate of an online store — how many people who visited the site made a purchase.


  1. Self-answered questions won't be granted.
  2. Ratio calculated on "answered moment", that is logically, because viewed will be decreased in time.is
  3. Author's view isn't encountered

1. this badge should be granted to post author

2. this badge indicates the question is interesting,because many people answered it immediately after viewed

Use cases:

1. 1 author view , 2 non-author views , 1 answer , 1 accepted answer

badge is not granted,because ratio is 1/2=05.

2. 1 author view , 3 non-author views ,2 answers , 1 accepted answer

badge is granted to author,because ratio is 2/3.

  • @dmckee sorry,I have not got your assumption. It's concerned one question only,that is viewed and answered by different people. – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 12:20
  • Sounds like a free badge for each question that is answered? 3 views (including the one from the author) and 1 answer already grants this badge? Even more: when calculating when the first answer is posted, answered is always 1? – Arjan Apr 20 '11 at 12:25
  • (And did you mean "viewed will be increased in time"?) – Arjan Apr 20 '11 at 12:30
  • author view should not be included – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 13:11
  • 2 non-author views and one answered doesn't guarantee badge(1/2=0.5 ratio),because rate should be more than 0.6 – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 13:12
  • 3 non-author views and 2 answered is ok to get this badge,because 2/3~0.666(6) – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 13:13

I don't think this is needed.
This sounds like you are looking for a badge for how easy a question is to answer. Badges are meant to encourage a certain type of behaviour.

What behaviour are you trying to encourage here ?

Fastest gun in the west coupled with simple questions that can be solved by a search will throw out these badges.

If anything it should at least be in line with the

  • Popular (1,000 views)
  • Notable (2,500 views)
  • and Famous Question (10,000 views) Badges

In any event none of the previous badges use number of answers a question gets as a quantifier so I see no reason to start now. Votes currently indicate how well the question is viewed by the community.


This badge will be awarded for questions that are easily answered by a google link or something like that. Not sure if we should support that.

A lot of time (each question that has views but no answers) you will also hit by this error: enter image description here

  • When calculating on "answered moment", it seems to me answered is always 1. Hence: a badge for each answered question that had 2 visitors, plus one view from the author...? – Arjan Apr 20 '11 at 12:31
  • @Ajran Ok if it is calculated only at answer time then yes, but I thought that each answer increases the answer counter with 1. – RoflcoptrException Apr 20 '11 at 12:32
  • You may be right, @Roflcoptr, I'm not really grasping this feature request yet. (Even then, it would be 1 and up?) – Arjan Apr 20 '11 at 12:36
  • @Arjan: Yes, I thought it would be calculated every time, even if no answers are there. – RoflcoptrException Apr 20 '11 at 12:41
  • @Arjan,@Roflcoptr Guys,my apologies, feels stupid myself, I've edited proportion to answered/viewed,that I really intended to say. – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 13:20

I see that I misunderstood the suggestion.

Now it represents an incentive to write a provocative title.

There is also the matter of when to measure the ratio. Certainly can't be at any time, because the first visit would qualify.

Assuming you mean the possible condition of answered/viewed > [some value], I'm against the idea.

We don't want people to answer questions that they don't have a good answer for, nor do we want people to avoid looking at questions. Unfortunately those are the incentives that your suggestion gives users of the site.


  • I mentioned that badge will be awarded to post Author – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 12:15
  • see EDIT section,please – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 12:18
  • @dmckeemy my apologies, feels stupid myself, I've edited proportion to answered/viewed,that I really intended to say – sergionni Apr 20 '11 at 13:21

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