I find some of these summary thoughts quite helpful to organize my own thinking about badges, Peter. Thanks for organizing and summarizing it here at the close of our time together. While I still cannot claim to be an advocate of badges, I think one of the reasons is because I keep thinking about them in context for me, something I am not interested in whatsoever partly due to lack of oversight. However, I do believe I am a bit more informed regarding the potential of using badges with other audiences and users. Just because badges may not work for me does not mean I cannot consider using them with othes who ma value or otherwise need them.
In this way, it has been a very helpful couple of weeks on this. Thanks.