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For Archaeologist badge, users need

Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months.

I can see my all edits but, Is there any way to see how many edits of mine fits for Archaeologist badge?

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marked as duplicate by Peter Mortensen, Martijn Pieters, Flyk, hims056, Aziz Shaikh Feb 6 at 4:53

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There are several queries on Data Explorer for this one. I can't vouch for any of them being accurate though, but you can have a play and see.

This one has been favourited a few times, so might mean it is accurate:


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Hmm, I'm not sure that query makes sense - wouldn't p.LastActivityDate since have been updated, at the very least by the activity of you editing the post? –  Paul Bellora Jan 25 '13 at 5:45
fyi your query said I had 136, but I don't have the badge :/ –  Bohemian Jul 6 '13 at 11:52
How come I got a 0 even though I at least earned an Excavator? –  puretppc Feb 5 at 3:48

I tried this query and it works fine. This should be more accurate than the others. I obtained 5 edits from there.

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This one gives me about the right count, the one in the accepted answer definitely doesn't work. –  OGHaza Feb 25 at 9:28
This one gives me 135 on stats.SE (and by its count I've been well over 100 for many months now). I don't think it can be accurate. –  Glen_b Jul 10 at 3:03


I don't see a need to.

To quote Jeff answering a similar question:

Some of the badges are supposed to be surprises, not World of Warcraft style level grinds based on numbers.

I worry that if we provide too many metrics:

  • it becomes noise, like a bunch of inscrutable F-16 cockpit gauges -- how are all these numbers useful except for these specific badges?
  • the badge becomes the explicit goal instead of the desired behavior
  • the badges are no longer a pleasant surprise and reward but an expected "level up"
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I'm sure this is a duplicate but I couldn't find it. –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 2 '13 at 15:13
But what if I die before I achieve a badge that I was only ONE point away from achieving?!? #tragedy –  Thom Blair III Apr 19 at 4:14
You'd better hope you respawn without losing too much reputation then @Thorn. –  ben is uǝq backwards Apr 19 at 6:33
Maybe I'll reincarnate in one of the latest Zelda games where if you get hurt (or die, for that matter) you show right back up where you were moments before, Groundhog Day-Style. BTW, your avatar's moniker reminded me...do you know what "dogfood lid" spelled backwards is? ( point #77 ) It's a real philosophical and liturgical eye-opener & ponderable! –  Thom Blair III Apr 19 at 11:57
That's certainly a novel way of thinking about it @thorn. I normally get into arguments about whether rotational symmetry could be considered "backwards;" :). –  ben is uǝq backwards Apr 19 at 13:03

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