There are some badges which requires a certain number of "Actions". For example

Commentator: Left 10 comments


Announcer: shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses

Is there a way for check how far a person is from obtaining the badge? Maybe it's easy to count the comments. It is also possible to control how many review I have completed. But I wouldn't be able of checking how many unique IP have visited a question I shared.

If this feature is not present, wouldn't it be useful?

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I don't think that there is a progress marking for the easier to achieve badges. You can see things on the review tab where the longer to achieve tasks do get progress bars.

review task progress bars

So in general, the developers of the site are aware that showing progress is good, however it's hard to know which items they may add features to. By asking here or the main meta and making a case for a specific progress bar, you might move the people paying the salaries of the developers to add that item to their work queue.

I personally don't see a burning need to address something as small as the announcer badge. If you work on asking a good question, the views will come. Also the sharing tools for social media will help if you have a question that's close to getting the views needed for that badge.

  • I knew about the possibility of seeing how many reviews I completed. My question was not about increasing the number of views. It was more a curiosity about the badge progress. Thanks!!
    – Maverik
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 16:00
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    Perfect - hopefully it's clear that there isn't a dashboard for all badge progress that any of us can see.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 16:09

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