another “low-priority” badge beef:
first of all, the badges don’t really appeal to me. I get why Discourse wants to implement them, but I don’t view my social interactions as a contest, either IRL or online. anyway, we’ve all got 'em, so that introduces the following politics (groan.)
the overwhelming majority of badges aren’t all that significant and are just place-fillers/gimmies/participation trophies.
further, given my participation in this community pre-dates Discourse, I would actually have a few “cooler” badges if that history was factored in. I feel pretty cheap mentioning it, but, if I’m stuck with having badges forced on me, then it’s a bit of a rip-off to not have them reflect my username here in toto.
So, my specific beef: Given the above, I find this menu (not sure what it’s called) kinda annoying:
if I was new here and vetting the community, I’d view this the same as the kid with his little league trophies on display and all of them said “participant.” the badges that I can actually take pride in aren’t represented. clicking through to the rest isn’t that big of a deal, but it just rankles me.
That is all.