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I recently found an old question that related to a real-world problem I had encountered. I put together an answer for it, and then edited the question itself to make it a bit more readable.

My question is about the Excavator badge.

Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months

Does the fact that I submitted an answer before I edited the question mean that the question is no longer considered inactive, and thus doesn't qualify for this badge?

If I had done it in the reverse order, would that have made it ineligible for the Revival/Necromancer badges instead?

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We don't really know. – animuson Jun 20 '13 at 0:00
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The Excavator badge is now showing up on my profile.
It looks like answering the question first did not make it ineligible.

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Most badges are not given instantly but rather by a scheduled job running once every hour or two. Just give it time and only if badge isn't given after several hours it might be a bug. – Shadow Wizard Jun 20 '13 at 7:05

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