Right now, we have the following badges for tags:
- Gold Badges – Two, and only JohnGB has been awarded them
- Silver Badges – Four, JohnGB has been awarded all of them and DA01 has been awarded one
- Bronze Badges — Twenty-eight, and 11 of them (~40%) have only been awarded to one person (usually JohnGB).
While JohnGB has been a valuable expert on this site and definitely deserves all of his badges, there are other experts on this site too that should be recognized. Also, those who are awarded Gold Tag Badge get a supervote for closing questions.
The problem is that the criteria to get these badges are very high. So high that most people will probably never achieve them:
Gold: Earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-community wiki
Silver: Earn at least 400 total score for at least 80 non-community wiki answers
Bronze: Earn at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers
Our most used tags have between 1,500 and 2,000 questions, and the gold and silver tag winners have answered between 5-10% of these. I don't think it's likely that the experts in this field can match that.
Is there any way that we can change the criteria for badges to something that is more reasonable for this site, so that our experts in these tags can get badges to recognize their knowledge?