Hope I'm in the right place to raise this discussion!
I'm a big fan of the badge system as it adds a different dimension to the reputation side of things, however I was wondering what the view point is on some of the badge criterion.
I have noticed that there are some badges which no one has achieved.
If they were gold badges it could be understandable and would fit well into the "aspirational" realm, however some are silver badges and I can't help but think: "If no one has attained the silver yet, what is the possibility of anyone ever attaining the gold variant!?"
Examples of this are "Epic" and the gold variant "Legendary". The criteria are as follows:
Epic: Earned 200 daily reputation 50 times Legendary: Earned 200 daily reputation 150 times
No one has attained either of these badges and when you look at the bronze version (Mortarboard - Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day) only 27 users have been awarded this.
Is it worth considering modifying the criteria for some badges? Is it even possible to do so?
It would certainly seem that not all alike (e.g. gold to gold) badges are equal!