I just edited the link in Jon Skeet Facts and I got an Organizer badge for it. I didn't retag anything, though. Bug?

  • Interesting - the question had been retagged last year, in the revision before yours. Maybe that is counted? – Pëkka Mar 15 '10 at 3:07

This was a bug around awarding the badge and deletion, it will be fixed in an upcoming overhaul of the badge code next week.


I think this is related to the fact that when you reach 2000 rep (or 100 for CW on meta), there is no re-tag per se, only edit, which may count as a re-tag from the perspective of the code.

ie: I don't think the code checks what you edited (body, title, or tags) when you edit a post

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    Interesting, if it works both ways, you could potentially earn Strunk & White from 300 retags with more than 2k rep. – Rich Seller Mar 15 '10 at 16:28
  • the retag link does not appear for >2k users: 'edit' is the only option available. – Ether Mar 15 '10 at 18:16
  • @Ether: Your comment says the same as Downvoter's answer. – Daniel Daranas Apr 15 '10 at 13:31

I just had the same thing happen. I edited some grammar in this SO question, which was re-tagged by the edit previous to mine (which occurred some 14 months earlier). I did not change any tags, but was awarded the "Organizer" badge. I also had over 2k rep at the time.

It seems like it only checked that I edited the question and that the question was re-tagged. I wonder if someone can test to see if you can earn other, potentially similar badges like "Cleanup" in this manner.

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    With my brief testing, it doesn't look like you can ninja the "Cleanup" badge in this manner. – bta Mar 15 '10 at 23:42

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