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I edited my own question and received an Editor badge for it. I don't think that editing your own question should get you the badge.

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related – Double AA Sep 23 '12 at 4:53
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The bronze Editor badge is mostly to encourage learning the basic mechanics of the site, there's no restriction on earning it only via editing others' posts.

The related silver Strunk and White and gold Copy Editor badges have more stringent requirements including not counting edits to one's own posts.

The List of all badges with full descriptions has the definitive descriptions:


Strunk & White

Copy Editor

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