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Does this badge show your highest number of average words per log or your current number of average words per log? In other words: can this badge go down from gold to silver for example if your average log length decreases? I always found this badge quite strange: if it shows the highest average you've ever reached, it is easy for beginners to write a log over 100 words, get the diamond badge and never care anymore; if it shows your current average, it is not really an achievement, but rather a statistic. (Somewhere on the BadgeGen-page it says that some new badge ideas will never be realised because they are not really achievements)

in Miscellaneous by Pihoqahiak (3.0k points)

3 Answers

+7 votes
The Author badge is awarded according to your *current* average number of words in your logs. If you write long logs for a while and then stop then your Author badge will go down to lower levels and eventually disappear unless you keep writing longer logs.
by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (157k points)
–1 vote
The average on ours goes up (or down) depending on how many words we use in logs over a period of time. Its fascinating to see it change!
by GCZ Team (20.2k points)
–2 votes
Current average. Not highest so it is a statistic, not an achievement.
by ChrisDen (4.1k points)