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I tend to answer my own questions if they remain unanswered for some time, and I wondered this:
If I edit my question within 12 hours before or after answering it, like I do with others' questions, will that count as progress toward the Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator answer badges?
asked Nov 26, 2014 at 18:05
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No. Per the requirements documented here:
Edited n questions within 12 hours of posting an answer (that's 12 hours before or after answering), where:
- The question was asked by someone other than the answerer
- Neither the questions nor the answers are deleted
- The questions are not closed
- The answers score > 0
- The question edits changed either body, titles, or both
I picked a self answered question on SO, seems to meet requirements.
This one seems to qualify too.
Looks like you don't get those badges for self-answered questions.
answered Nov 26, 2014 at 18:20
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