Is there a way to disable discourse badges, like a flag to indicate that I’m not interested to be assigned any?
It doesn’t appear it can be controlled at an individual level, only globally.
FWIW, I like the discourse badges. Gamifying community participation makes it a little more fun, at least for me.
Congratulations, you’ve earned the 3H badge. This badge is granted the first time you submit a reply 3 hours after another user.
Haha Point taken.
The default badge list isn’t that long (45), there are a lot at the start for firsts (9), that are designed to encourage engagement I assume. Doesn’t seem like it is a large inconvenience to have them turned on for users who don’t care, and it feels like users who do care would miss them.