I'm asking that we create some more badges to reflect the contribution that "power editors" make to the site. Currently we have only the one badge (which is non-repeatable), "Strunk & White".
- Make the silver, "Strunk & White", badge repeatable.
- Create a gold badge for a significant number of edits
- Expose the number of edits a user has made on their profile somewhere.
I'm a very "pro-edit" user and I strongly believe it is a behavior that should be encouraged. The biggest contribution I make to the site is cleaning up peoples posts where English isn't their first language or providing relevant links.
Are there bad edits? Sure. But there are way, way, way more good edits than bad. After doing a marathon of a post-cleanup session I feel like a user should be able to see and chart their contribution through badges/counts. If it isn't worth recognizing users who hand edit and re-tag thousands of questions then I don't know who is.
Note: Originally this had a decent number of votes on Uservoice and the response was it was waiting on a database refactoring in 4-6 weeks. Well that was a long time ago, so I'm hoping that we can work towards getting some of this implemented with the new DB design.