I just got told I had the copy editor badge on Ask Ubuntu. However my gold badge count did not change so I became suspicious.

According to Google's cache I had the Copy Editor badge ten days ago. This tallies with what I thought.

So why did I get notified for it again?

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Hover over the badge name in the cache page you linked. It says "edited 600 entries." The requirements for the badge were tweaked five days ago to modify the definition of a qualifying edit and change the number of edits required to 500. You probably lost the badge and then re-earned it, and got notified as a result of that. (Yes, according to waffles, this is a rare instance where badges were actually revoked.)

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