The new badges, Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator, have been described in detail and apparently implemented.

My request is that we include the relevant questions that earned us this badge/these badges in list form. If not directly on the page (500 links for the gold badge might be too many), then perhaps at least a link to a page dedicated to such a list?

  • You can probably get the list of questions from a SEDE query.
    – Taryn
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:27
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    @bluefeet I'm not really familiar with that (Data Explorer, right?), but the point of the request is that I don't have to do my own analytics to find the relevant questions.
    – TylerH
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:28
  • Well in the meantime, since it could potentially take 6-8 or 42 something get implemented - you could use the data explorer.
    – Taryn
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:30
  • This is not done for any other badges that are not linked to a specific post. (In fact, it should not be done for some of them, like Civic Duty.) I think it makes sense to keep it this way: there is nothing special about the first n questions you happened to edit/answer; the badge is given for the behavioral pattern, not for each of those particular edits.
    – user259867
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:45
  • @CareBear I agree there is some inconsistent behavior with badges linking questions for n-related actions. However, from the point of view of someone curious about what specific instance of an action garnered them a new badge, as well as a curiosity for how many total actions of this type they have performed, I think this would be useful and appreciated. At least, it would be by me.
    – TylerH
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:48
  • SEDE shows 9 qualifying answeredits for you as of the last SEDE update, i.e., last weekend.
    – user259867
    Oct 1, 2014 at 18:54
  • @lostsock Not a dupe; that question asks what the badges are. This question is a feature request to enhance the badges' current implementation.
    – TylerH
    Oct 2, 2014 at 13:03

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I created a Data Explorer query for you: List all answers that count for the Illuminator badge.

It'll list all your answers that qualify, ordered by date (newest first).

The Data Explorer database is updated once a week on Sundays, so the list is perhaps a little out of date. On Stack Overflow, you have 9 qualifying answers, not including any new ones you posted since Sunday.

It's part of my series of queries for the new badges:

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