According, to the user tab on Skeptics, both Fabian and I have edited over 80 posts. By that logic, both he and I should have our Strunk & White badge, but it's missing for us both.

Ivo Flipse is also missing the badge on Fitness & Nutrition.


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The users page tab for editors lists all edits, including edits to your own posts and retags. Strunk & White only cares about body and title edits to other users' posts.

Unless you avoid all forms of editing that do not qualify for Strunk & White, that page will not accurately measure your progress towards the badge. I'll quote the Badge requirements list for your convenience:

  • Edits to your own posts do not count
  • Edits to CW posts do count
  • Edits that consist only of tag changes do not count
  • Tag wiki edits do count
  • Edits you suggest before gaining full edit privileges do count, once approved
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    Ah. That makes sense (though, very confusing).
    – Borror0
    Mar 25, 2011 at 15:57
  • Grr, very annoying. I just got to 80, but most of my earliest edits are of my own questions and answers.
    – Patrick
    Feb 15, 2013 at 16:50
  • @Grace Note Is there a way to exclude edits which do not count from the total edits I made?
    – banarun
    Jul 6, 2013 at 3:23
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    @banarun If you go to a review queue and hover over the bar showing your review progress it will show you your progress towards "copy editor." Dec 27, 2013 at 7:12

See my answer to How do I know how many posts I've edited? for the best way to see your accurate edits. That users tab seems to show all edits - even to your own posts (mine says 244 on Programmers, while the query says 84, which is correct — I just earned my Strunk & White badge).

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