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What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?

Is there any reason the Copy Editor badge doesn't report all my edits?

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And this is a screenshot from a recent suggested edit page:

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So 277 vs 291?

  • Did you make 14 edits in less than a day? And also, 291-9 = 282 might not help either. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:44
  • BTW, can you give us a link to the place you took your first picture? I never knew about this... Jan 27, 2012 at 1:46
  • @muntoo It's possible I might have, I've been spending an obscene amount time on SO lately so I wouldn't be surprised. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:47
  • @muntoo: That appears on the right side of the review panel (unless you have it already).
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 27, 2012 at 1:47
  • @animuson Already have it. I suppose I shouldn't be too sad. *Sob.* :( Jan 27, 2012 at 1:49
  • I don't remember 100% for sure, but I'm pretty sure the number for badge progress is cached, and only updates when the check to see if you've gained the badge is run.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 27, 2012 at 1:53
  • @animuson The weird part is that the badge counter updates just fine. For example, I just got another edit approved and both the counters increased as they should. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:55
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    @Marvin: Here you go. - The missing edits probably fall under one of the categories that don't count, in Jeff's answer. Most likely you made some edits which only retagged the question.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 27, 2012 at 1:57
  • @animuson Hmm.. possibly. There's no way I'm going back into my edit history to verify this so that sounds like a good enough answer to me. Losing 14 edits isn't a big deal, I was more curious than anything. Care to post that as the answer? Jan 27, 2012 at 2:01
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    My query here might help you determine which of your edits aren't being counted if you modify it to return ones that aren't in the edit types it uses: meta.stackexchange.com/a/106070/154510
    – user154510
    Jan 27, 2012 at 2:07
  • @MatthewRead Another weird thing is that I can't seem to run SEDE queries for my user ID. Probably has something to do with not being here that long.. who knows. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:11
  • Ah yes, the data dump is only every month or two so new new users won't see anything.
    – user154510
    Jan 27, 2012 at 2:14
  • @MatthewRead: I wish there was a query that listed all the edits you've made and whether they counted or not.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 27, 2012 at 4:26

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In addition to all of the above in the comments (e.g., perhaps there was a situation where you only edited the tags on the post), there are times where, despite yours being a great edit, the question is just too far off topic and ends up closed and deleted. Unfortunately, edits on deleted posts do not count towards the Copy Editor badge.

Also, I believe edits will not count if you have edited the same post twice for some reason.

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