As I often edit posts on SO, I started wondering about the "copy-editor" badge. My profile shows "502 revisions", but didn't get the badge yet. I started looking elsewhere and according to the "editors" page, I have made 305 edits:

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Yet, when I look while in the review queue, the number shown is 296 edits:

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Are these numbers coming from the same dataset? Which one is correct?

I have edited another post, which should count (body changes) and looked at the two numbers above - they haven't changed. So, is the counting working correctly?

P.S. To pre-empt this question, I am not a badge chaser. I use the site both for asking and answering questions; I don't consider badges a bragging thing and only consider them as a nice by-product of being active on the site.

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    The data within the data explorer is not a real-time updated dataset. It is some time behind. Last update was April 28 it seems. – Bart May 1 '13 at 9:14
  • Ok, that would make sense that. I'll re-run the query after some time to verify and will update the question or add a comment here after that. – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:30
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    @gnat It's not a duplicate at all. I am not asking what edits count toward the badge. I am asking why a specific edit, that should have counted, did not. – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:31
  • @Bart How do I check when the data was last updated? – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:31
  • It is mentioned on the front page of the data explorer. – Bart May 1 '13 at 9:35
  • @Bart,D'oh! Thanks. As I got to the data explorer via a direct link to a specific query, I didn't even look at the main page. Thanks. – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:37
  • It says 305 on the users/editors page. – hayd May 1 '13 at 9:37
  • @ChrisF This question is not a duplicate. I edited the question to make it more clear. – Aleks G May 2 '13 at 9:39

You were looking at revisions (profile>activity>revisions), which include edits you have made to your own posts, which don't count towards editor badges.

You can see your edits (to other people's posts) count by searching for your name on the users page.

  • Revisions are NOT just edits made to my own posts, in fact, edits to my own posts are not shown their at all. – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:56
  • @AleksG they definitely include edits you've made to your own posts (or at least they do for me). – hayd May 1 '13 at 9:58
  • They definitely include all edits I have made to other posts – Aleks G May 1 '13 at 9:58
  • @AleksG agreed, I take back the earlier claim (and replace it with "include")! – hayd May 1 '13 at 9:59
  • The number displayed at that search doesn't necessarily reflect progress toward copy-editor; it includes edits to titles and tags. The badge progress number shown in OP's image is different. – Wooble May 1 '13 at 11:32

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