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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
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Do not expire single-use tags that have a tag wiki

Single-use tags automatically expire after a few months. This is arguably the right thing when the tag is a misspelling (though I'd prefer some way of reviewing the process — but this post is not ...
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Research Assistant badge requirements

I just noticed the new Research Assistant badge on SO. The description says that to get it you have to Edited 50 tag wikis. Does adding descriptions to existing tag wikis that have no description ...
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Librarian (gold) and Research Assistant 2 (silver) - proposal

Citing waffle's post from when "Research Assistant" badge was created Looking through the data, it seemed to me that excerpts are handled fairly well by the community. I wanted to add a push to ...
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How to track the number of tag wikis I edited?

I want to see the number of tag wiki that I edited till now. Also I want to see which are accepted and which are rejected with the detail of all those tags. How can I know that? Also I want to know ...
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Does the 'Research Assistant' badge now count tag excerpt edits?

From the announcement: the badge counts distinct tag wikis you edit excluding excerpts and the FAQ: Edits to tag wiki excerpts do not count [emphasis mine; thanks @bobble] Update: I've now updated ...
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Research Assistant - update to "Edited 50 different tag wikis bodies"?

Research Assistant badge is defined as: Research Assistant silver; awarded once Edit 50 different tag wiki bodies Tag wiki excerpt edits do not count You can edit an existing tag wiki or create a ...
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Are editing excerpt and full tag wiki counted separately for research-assistant badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions Research Assistant badge requirements And after editing of excerpt and full wiki of a tag there are two entries in the 'recent ...
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Do edits on tag wiki excerpts count toward editing badges? [duplicate]

Do edits on tag wiki excerpts (not the body) count as edits towards Strunk & White and other editing badges?
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Tag wiki edits aren't contributing to Research Assistant badge

Recently, I have done a lot of tag wiki editing. Most of these edits have been accepted. However, only one has contributed to my Research Assistant badge progress! Extra info which might be ...
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Provide a bulk-rollback mechanism for all features that can be bulk-approved

On Programmers, thanks to the shiny new badge no doubt, dozens of tag wikis were suggested that directly copied Wikipedia and Stack Overflow's tag wikis. This violates the attribution requirement of ...
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Issue with the Research Assistant badge progress bar

Recently I did my first tag wiki edit in StackOverflow. For this I got the Tag Editor badge. But when I checked the badge progress view. It shows 0 tag wiki edits. Is it a bug or am I missing any ...
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Is iterative refinement of the same wiki tag/excerpt with more than just minor fixes OK?

I admire the way tags are used/implemented on Stack Exchange. They seem like a variation, or illustration, of: "You only get one chance to make a first impression". "How would you describe your ...
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Why don't tag excerpt edits count towards the Research Assistant badge?

The description shown for the Research Assistant is Edited 50 tag wikis. According to the List of all badges with full descriptions, this does not include edits to tag wiki excerpts. It's been ...
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