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I recieved the Excavator Badge on Gaming.SE for an edit I made to the starcraft-2 tag wiki. However, the badge page instead lists it as being on an "orphan wiki" post:


This is a bug, although I'm not sure if the bug is how the badge is displayed, or just the fact that I was awarded the badge for a tag wiki edit.

Edit: The notification just popped up again (I think the badge was being re-awarded from Waffles' debugging), notice the lack of a title:

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There are quite some such "orphan wiki" badges. – Paŭlo Ebermann Aug 16 '11 at 0:00
debugging ..... – waffles Aug 16 '11 at 0:32
Hmm, I'm not sure if tag wiki's should be counted for this type of badge. Tag wikis already have a badge associated with the first edit, but editing an old wiki isn't as valuable as editing an old post IMHO. – Jeff Mercado Aug 16 '11 at 0:37

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

The excavator badge goes to first edit that happens 6 months or more after the previous edit/create, provided:

  1. It is not your post
  2. It is a question or answer (not a wiki)
  3. It is not deleted

I had a few bugs with the definition initially that caused this, the invalid badges will be revoked shortly.

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