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Where can I see how many posts have I edited?

Apologies if this is a duplicate or very obvious, but I was wondering how do I find out how many posts I've edited/corrected on Stackoverflow and similar sites. Is there a way to tell?

  • In short, no. There are some less accurate ways to do it with the data dump, but it will miss many edits. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:24
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    As a temporary solution, here is a list of the edits you made that are still in effect statoverflow.com/sandbox/… Jul 22, 2009 at 4:29
  • Just curious, why would you need to know the number?
    – Jonik
    Aug 5, 2009 at 10:04
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    Presumably to see how close to the badge you are? ;)
    – Unsliced
    Aug 5, 2009 at 10:17
  • @Ian: Or you can just ask for the count: statoverflow.com/sandbox/…
    – bdonlan
    Aug 5, 2009 at 14:08

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I keep track of mine on my cell livingroom wall:

Tally marks on stone wall


Data explorer query (sadly way out of date right now):


Disclaimer: I am not the author. Warning: Seems to run pretty slowly on StackOverflow

More info:

  • Seems to be based on this explanation by waffles.
  • Summary: 1 edit is a post that you do not own, that you made an edit to either the title or body. (In other words, tags don't count, multiple edits don't count, your posts don't count).
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    I don't this query is correct, it gives me 0 for my user, and I've edited more than one post.
    – Fabio
    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:43
  • I get a 0 as well. Oct 21, 2011 at 18:26
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    @BookOfZeus Make sure that you have the correct site selected. Also use your numeric UserID.
    – Ryan Gates
    Nov 28, 2012 at 14:50
  • I can't switch the site to StackOverflow Feb 16, 2013 at 13:20

There's a tab in the Users page that shows edit counts, though it isn't clear to me yet what kind of edits are included in this count:


There's also this pair of queries, if you're interested in seeing your edit count in terms of progress toward badges:

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    It includes self-edits, so unless you are very aware of your ratio of editing own/other posts - this is a broad brush guide at best. Mar 23, 2011 at 21:12
  • It probably includes all edits as well so multiple edits to the same post would count for that score whereas they don't count towards the S&W and Copy Editor badges.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 23, 2011 at 21:18

You can tell whether you've edited less than 100 or whether you've edited 100 or more by noticing whether you've got the Strunk & White badge. After that, though, there is no reliable method of telling (that I know of).

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