Current leader’s board:
Nice, how’d you find that out?
On July 5, 2018, Codecademy retired a substantial base of old obsolete content, after having posted lots of high quality new content over the preceding months and years. This progress serves the best interests of Codecademy’s user base. However, the removal of the old content does make unavailable many exercises that contributed to the point totals of users who have been with Codecademy since its early years. For that reason, it would be counterproductive for Codecademy to feature an official leaderboard of users who have accumulated points over the years based on content that is now unavailable.
Leaderboards are not necessarily a bad feature, so long as we keep the primary focus on the value of teaching and learning of new skills, which is really the main function of Codecademy. Perhaps we can discuss alternatives, such as the pros and cons of leaderboards that document progress on a monthly basis.
If you have any good ideas, let’s discuss them.
It would be nice to have the option to voluntarily delete old badges and points.
I had an account a few years ago (before their was the extensive path progressions like there are now) that I used irregularly when I wasn’t a serious student but came back recently with a renewed focus. Now the badges from a few years ago are mixed in with my new awards.
I know, I know, I should have just made a new account.