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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. – Ian Elliott Jul 22 '09 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/… – Ian Elliott Jul 22 '09 at 4:29
  • Just curious, why would you need to know the number? – Jonik Aug 5 '09 at 10:04
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    Presumably to see how close to the badge you are? ;) – Unsliced Aug 5 '09 at 10:17
  • @Ian: Or you can just ask for the count: statoverflow.com/sandbox/… – bdonlan Aug 5 '09 at 14:08

I keep track of mine on my cell livingroom wall:

Tally marks on stone wall

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    +1 nice and funny answer – Book Of Zeus Oct 21 '11 at 18:24

Data explorer query (sadly way out of date right now):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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    That is incredibly useful, thank you! – ire_and_curses Mar 25 '11 at 18:32
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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 '11 at 12:43
  • I get a 0 as well. – Book Of Zeus Oct 21 '11 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 '12 at 14:50
  • I can't switch the site to StackOverflow – Darin Kolev Feb 16 '13 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. – RichardTheKiwi Mar 23 '11 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 Mar 23 '11 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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