When I hover over my name I get a super-helpful box with all sorts of statistics about my recent activity on the site and links to the dedicated pages for those metrics. But when I hover over the badge count it only shows the number and color of badges (i.e. the
15 bronze badges hover text the picture below), which I can obviously already see.
How is this hover text helpful? It's telling me the exact same thing as what I'm hovering over: a picture of a bronze badge and the number 15.
I think it would be more useful to have the existing hover text replaced with a pop-up box showing the list of badges you've earned. New badges could even be highlighted.
I see this as having two major advantages over the prominent badges link at the top of the page:
- it's a hover pop-up not a new page that you have to click-through to or open in another tab
- it's a consolidated list of badges you have actually earned, not a list of all badges available with check marks next to the ones you've earned.
What do others think?