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Asking Days: progress towards Curious, Inquisitive, Socratic
Question Score: Nice Question, Good Question, Great Question: see Profile > questions > votes
Question Views: progress towards Popular Question, Notable Question, and Famous ...
There is no centralized location or mechanism for checking badge progress. However, you can figure out your progress for some badges with a little legwork.
Strunk & White/Copy Editor
Visit the /review page and check the sidebar
Check the "Consecutive days" counter in your user profile
Clicking the consecutive days text brings up a ...
With the 2015 profile update, there is now a badge tracker on the Activity page of your profile.
On the badges overview at the top, you'll see a count of all your badges and a Next Badge section that tracks progress towards one of the badges you haven't earned. You can use this badge tracker to see how close you are to earning Strunk & White and Copy ...
I doubt this will happen, because as Jeff Atwood said on a very similar feature request:
Some of the badges are supposed to be surprises, not World of Warcraft
style level grinds based on numbers.
I worry that if we provide too many metrics:
it becomes noise, like a bunch of inscrutable F-16 cockpit gauges -- how are all these numbers ...
The majority of the badges which exist do not have any method of "tracking" your progress built into the site. Simple badges such as Nice Answer/Question which require a number of upvotes can be tracked by simply viewing your list of questions and answers.
Custodian, Reviewer, and Steward can be tracked in the review panel via the progress bar at the top of ...
Update: you can now track tag badges with any amount of rep. But the interface design is currently... somewhat eccentric. Tag badges aren't in the logical place, with other badges, under "Badges". They're hidden away under "Reputation" (I guess… because tag badges involve reputation…? Wait, they don't, they use a different system), and requires two steps to ...
No bug here.
The Curious badge has two criteria to be awarded:
Ask a good question on 5 separate days
Maintain a positive question record
You did fulfil the first, on 13 days, and that is what you see, but failed the second. It's even clearly stated in the profile when clicking the "Curious" badge in there:
This other answer by Robert covers the ...
Many of the Badges featured on the actual list do not get featured on this menu
It is a problem of performance.
Some of the badges are very computation/database intensive to award, let alone to track in (near) real-time per user.
Such badges are not trackable for this reason.
There are many badge progress queries available at http://data.stackexchange.com. For example:
Sportsmanship (candidate posts only; can't be determined from data dump)
among many others. Many of the badges have algorithms that are difficult to calculate progress towards or that require data not available in the data dump (ex. ...
For your particular case we're going to have to blame cosmic rays:
From time to time we do see data anomalies due to our use of READ UNCOMMITTED transactions while scanning our large volume of posts for badge awards. You can read a brief bit of information about that here.
For now enjoy your shiny new badge - you were on the path to earning it anyway.
It runs through the following logic tree, stopping at the first recommendation that matches:
Recommend Excavator if Excavator is enabled, user doesn't have Excavator, and user has edit questions and answers privilege.
Recommend Custodian if the current site is not a child meta, user doesn't have Custodian, and user has access review queues privilege.
I'm marking this status-completed, since for a handful of badges it is implemented:
There are a few others like this - Fanatic progress shows up on your user profile, Research Assistant on tag wiki pages, etc.
That said, I don't see it ever being implemented across the board - consider a badge like Unsung Hero, where you might well qualify for long ...
Your imagined dialog isn't too far from the truth. It went more like this:
Developer Ok, what does Jon Skeet's privilege tracker look like? "A Winner Is You"?
CM What about tag badges? Now that you can close duplicates with a gold badge they're kinda like privileges.
Manager: I'm sick of talking about the new profile. Ship it.
I'm afraid the ...
I don't see any obstacles in tracking most of badges.
Our database servers disagree.
The badges that are not trackable have mostly been selected as non-trackable because tracking them (for each and every user) would cause an overly high load on our databases and systems. A bunch of badges are very expensive to calculate and calculating progress on them is ...
In the top graph the first line shows how close you are to 250 for your reviewer badge. The full bar shows how close you are to 1000 for the Steward badge.
The bottom graph shows how close you are to the next badge, which is 250 for reviewer.
Once you have your Reviewer badge the line will still be there on the top graph.
It will be empty. See the user profile of the user templatetypedef on Stack Overflow. (S)he is most likely the only such user on the network, since I checked all users with the Illuminator badge (this might be outdated).
The honourable mention goes to alecxe, who only needs the Peer Pressure badge, which is very hard to get if you only post good answers.
Disclaimer: The Data Explorer contains outdated data! Go to http://<your SE site>/review to see live info about the badge.
I've created a query loosely based on waffles' query here. It works by checking all the revisions you've made to titles and posts, grouping by the ID of the post. Multiple edits to a single post don't count. Note I've made it ...
The numbers are not updated in real time, they are cached. Wait a day and the number will go up eventually.
Note that only one of your edits over on Chemistry counts towards the badge; edits that only change the tags of the question are not eligible.
You have some negatively scored deleted questions. This one for instance and probably others. You've also one that you haven't deleted.
You could try improving them and then undeleting them to see whether you can rescue them. Alternatively you're just going to have to ask more good questions to balance out the deleted bad ones. See this answer for more ...
Meta is in a separate database, which makes it a lot harder to run checks for things because it requires connecting to a second database. Running checks like this in real time simply isn't a good use of resources or worth the performance issues it would cause, which is why the Meta and Chat badges were not included in the badge trackers.
I think part of your confusion is that you're seeing two similar phrases but not considering their antecedents.
For the badge, you need to create the tag. The actual tag. If there's a tag already being used on the site, then the tag has already been created by someone else. The only way to get the badge is to find a subject that needs a tag that doesn't ...
That badge is only awarded once per question. So you have one (singular) question with more than 10,000 views. You have thus been awarded a (singular) badge to show your accomplishment. If you have two questions with more than 10,000 views and have not been given the badge twice, please post about it.
Sorting is by how close you are to getting the badges in the first instance. You're 69% of the way to Socratic but only 50% of the way to Archaeologist so at your current rate of progress you're likely to get the Socratic badge before the Archaeologist badge.
Those badges you've made no progress at all on are shown alphabetically at the end.
If you edited ...
As Oded has stated, some badges are too resource-intensive already to award. Tracking them would only cause much more unnecessary load.
Others may not be tracked because they are obsolete (e.g. Precognitive/Beta, Analytical).
These are the currently untracked badges.
(m indicates a badge that can be awarded multiple times.)
This is due to the fact that the progress tracker only tracks badges you have never earned previously. For example, I have the "Custodian" badge, which can be awarded multiple times, but shows as already earned and thus cannot be tracked:
Clicking "Custodian" does nothing and of course has a grey background to signify that it's not a choice. This will ...
The correct solution to this is to get the moderators on your site to either:
Conduct the merge so there are no longer questions tagged with the synonym. Once all the questions have been retagged by the merge, your tag score will transfer to the new tag when the recalc runs and the old synonym tag will no longer be eligible for tag badges (and thus won't ...
You can track tag badges but you do it in the space where the privileges are tracked, not where the main badges are tracked.
There is a nifty little settings panel accessed by clicking on the cog next to the Next Privilege section:
Additionally, as you see here, the tag badges replace the "Next privilege" section entirely, once you have unlocked all ...