When hovering over the badge progress in the review queue, one is able to see his progress towards the badges of a particular review type, as well as Civil Duty, Electorate and Copy Editor. Now, I have the Copy Editor badge on my SO account, however it's progress in the review queue looks like this: enter image description here

which is wrong since it shows the wrong number.

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    Converted answer as an comment: Something is really wrong. Because as per all time editors states you have edited 413 posts and Copy Editor requires 500 edited posts (excluding retag). So you are not eligible to get Copy Editor badge. I think badge-progress is okay. But you earned Copy Editors badge wrongly(by mistake-bug). It should be a bug.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 7:43
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    Real mystery and it's full with numbers. Your Revisions tab show 645 revisions. The user's Editors tab show 414 edits for you. Badge was awarded back in September 20. Something here smells of a bug but maybe it's just misunderstanding of how things work. Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:19
  • The badge may count now deleted posts whereas the tooltip might not. That could explain the discrepancy and why you have already been awarded the badge.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:38
  • @Chris, that would be a damn lot of deleted posts... Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:55
  • @SingerOfTheFall - True, that's one reason I only commented rather than answering :)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:55
  • @ShaWizDowArd, yea, I'm really confused about it too... all pages show completely different numbers. I would understand if they'd differ by 1-2 posts, but this... Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:55
  • Actually the difference between revisions tab and editors tab can be explained; maybe you did many self edits (i.e. editing your own posts) which are not counted as "real" edits however can't see how you got that badge.. Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:58
  • @SHaWizDowArd, I'm now wondering what will happen when the badge progress bar will hit 500... Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 9:04
  • Nothing, don't worry about that. Those badges are earned only once and can't be revoked. Keep in mind that users even keep badges received over posts there are now deleted. Whatever the reason is, the badge is yours. :-) Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 9:06
  • @ShaWizDowArd The Revisions tab includes retags. Having a lot of edited posts eventually deleted isn't surprising if SingerOfTheFall often edits crappy questions as they come in (which is useful, to tell if the question merely needed to be translated into proper English or should be trashed). Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 22:09

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For your particular case we're going to have to blame cosmic rays:

cosmic rays

From time to time we do see data anomalies due to our use of READ UNCOMMITTED transactions while scanning our large volume of posts for badge awards. You can read a brief bit of information about that here.

For now enjoy your shiny new badge - you were on the path to earning it anyway.


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