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How will Editor, Strunk & White and Copy Editor be affected by the new <2k edit mechanism? Will submitting an edit as a <2k user count towards those badges? Will approving someone else's edits count? Will they be entirely unaffected, perhaps because <2k editing will count towards a separate, parallel set of badges?

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Well, I've just submitted an edit on a site that I don't have Editor on, so ideally it'll get approved and we'll see if Editor is earned from it. It makes sense that it would, though. – Grace Note Jan 28 '11 at 16:20
Well, I've gotten the Editor badge elsewhere by now, so the badge awarding script has run on at least that respect. So you won't get Editor just for submitting an unapproved edit. – Grace Note Jan 28 '11 at 16:27
After an edit I suggested included adding two tags, I received the organizer badge once the edit was approved. – yhw42 Jan 28 '11 at 16:42
Well, here you go. Editor for a suggested edit. Now all I have to do is find 99 more options and we can deterministically find out if S&W is awarded. But given this, I'm inclined to believe it will be. – Grace Note Jan 28 '11 at 19:02

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From a post's history perspective (and hence badges) edit suggestions are identical to performing actual edits.

So if you perform a ton of suggested edits you may qualify for the Strunk & White badge prior to having full edit rights.

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i have <2k and i made some edits (stackoverflow.com/users/461989/igor-milla?tab=reputation you can see all those +2 rep), but according to all kinds of queries (like this data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/s/1024) i have only 1 edit. So is this a bug somewhere or i misunderstand something? – igor milla Mar 11 '11 at 16:33
I got S&W on SO over a month ago (and I had <1k rep back then). – Mateen Ulhaq May 18 '11 at 21:25

I approved an edit earlier and the person who submitted the edit was listed as the last editor on the post, not me. I think that's as it should be. Since they're doing the work and getting credit for the edit, the edit should count for editor badges as well.

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I don't see why suggested edits shouldn't count. They're edits just like all others. If you manage to get 100 edits through the suggestion system, you surely deserve a reward!

I can see approving edits count towards its own badge, maybe ("Supervisor"?), but nothing more than a bronze one to be honest.

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I can also see Community getting reps! ...and badges! ...gold badges! – badp Jan 28 '11 at 16:19
Community deserves a gold badge or two, for all the junk it has to put up with. – Pops Jan 28 '11 at 16:46
@Pop It does have a diamond. – badp Jan 28 '11 at 16:47

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