I just got this “Reader” badge for reading a thread with more than 100 replies and I’m like, whhhaaaaaa…Quincy’s monitoring me or something???
Specifically, how does the Discourse software know I’m actually “reading”…I know it ain’t tracking my eye movements, right ('cause my webcam is covered up Zuckerberg Style!), so is there a “counter” in the background secretly logging in the seconds I stay on each reply in the thread???
Or is it just a bunch of bats’ wings, eyes of newt, and babies’ blood mixed in and boiled over???
(I know it can’t be simply that I clicked on a long-threaded topic 'cause I’ve been doing that all along but never earned the badge until literally like the past hour or so!)