My profile displays 499 posts edited, but still the newest badge is Copy Editor, which requires 500 edits.

How is this possible? enter image description here

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    might be caching? – Tim Aug 31 '15 at 11:09
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    I don't think so, Its like that for couple of days now. I stopped editing to be sure that It is not because of caching. – Mohit Kanwar Aug 31 '15 at 11:11

A possible scenario is this:

  • You perform your 500-th edit on some post.
  • The badge is awarded.
  • Some post you edited is deleted and the edit does not count anymore.
  • Your badge does not get revoked, because badges are only revoked in exceptional circumstances.

To confirm this, you would need the privilege to see deleted posts (10 k) on the relevant site.

  • would the badge not be revoked in that case? – Mohit Kanwar Aug 31 '15 at 11:20
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    @Mohit: Except in extraordinary circumstances, badges aren't revoked. – ale Aug 31 '15 at 11:23
  • @MohitKanwar: Badges are only revoked in exceptional cases, e.g., if you have actively gamed the system to obtain it. For example, I still have my Good answer badge on Skeptics though the corresponding answer was deleted. – Wrzlprmft Aug 31 '15 at 11:23
  • okay! That's nice :) – Mohit Kanwar Aug 31 '15 at 11:30

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