I know it's not a specific product idea but I find the notifications of new badges frustrating and disruptive. That little excited "yippee someone replied" quickly changes to "oh, I just earned another badge" . Meanwhile, I could have kept working on what I was doing.
This is not a friendly, casual, like-minded, same interests chatroom, it's business. I'm here because I need help with some other little irritating bug I've found in AR, not because I need a virtual badge to make me feel good.