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(I think my question is different than this one because that is asking for help in a specific example about deleted posts while I am asking about inconsistency in general.)

In the suggested edits queue for a question I edited, I noticed that my stats looked like this: enter image description here

But in my profile, I see this:

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The editor stats say I have edited 42 posts, but my profile says I have edited 37 posts.

Why is this?

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It's ... complicated.

37 posts edited indicates the number of distinct posts where you've edited the body or title, except your own posts. 42 is simply the number of your suggested edits that have been approved.

  • If you edit, or suggest an edit to a post twice, that will count two times in the number of edit suggestions, but only once in the number of posts edited. As far as I can see, that hasn't happened.
  • If you only edit the tags of a question, that will count towards the number of edit suggestions, but not towards the number of edited posts.
  • If a post you suggested an edit on has been deleted, the number of posts edited won't reflect that, but it does count for the number of edit suggestions. I have no way to check this.
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  • It's actually way more complicated, see my updated answer... – Glorfindel Jan 14 at 20:39
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    You're welcome. I might have forgotten about one or two edge cases, but I'm sure other users here will correct me :) – Glorfindel Jan 14 at 20:45

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