Badge Progress as a topic has had many questions, and some closed. Before downvoting or closing, please consider how this question might be different.
First, what's the the latest official answer of Badge Progress for long-commitment badges - for example:
Archaeologist: Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months?
Assuming it is not going to be made visible from the user profile or Badges page, could such data be exposed through the 2.0+ API so as to allow users to mine the data on their own time?