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I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?.

received Excavator for "Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?"

However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared like this (it's a different site, but you get the idea):

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The question detail was like this:

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My point is, it was the Community♦ user who "excavated" this question, not me. I was just browsing the home page feed, there was no "excavation" from my side.

If this is a bug or feature, I don't know.

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The bump by the Community user doesn't influence whether a post is eligible for the Excavator badge; only the timestamp of the last edit (or in this case, the original post) does. That was December 2018, more than 6 months ago, so you're eligible for the badge.

The bump by the Community user was a good reason to edit the question; it's even mentioned as one of the benefits. The badge wasn't introduced for cases like this (the badge has a period of 180 days, while for the bumping it's 30 days or more) but you can consider it to be just a nice bonus.

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