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Currently the “Archaeologist” badge doesn’t contain a “Go get it” button:

arch

I suggest to add it with the link to the following search request:

lastactive:..6m

Because it actually reflects the full set of posts that you can edit to make a progress to earning the badge.

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While this could be a good idea (just to be consistent), I don't think this was really meant to be a badge to "Go get it". This badge is more meant to be an encouragement to think about editing when you are browsing old posts. At least, that is how I made progress towards this badge: I read a lot of old posts, and if I see something I can improve, then I do so.

It is generally not a good idea to randomly start editing old posts, since this floods the "last active" page. While one or two edits are not a problem, more than that push fresh questions off the list, which is a problem, especially on small (beta) sites.

  • and personally flooded front pages make me irate, cause that's how I use my primary sites ._. – Journeyman Geek Nov 12 '17 at 11:33
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    That last argument doesn't really hold up here. The Copy Editor badge would encourage that just as much while sending users on a journey to edit any 500 posts. Older than 6 months or not, it would still flood the page. – animuson Nov 12 '17 at 16:15
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    @animuson But that is not a problem if the posts are, say, 1 hour old, and they still need an answer. (Or maybe 10 minutes old on SO) – wythagoras Nov 12 '17 at 19:12

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