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Badges awarded for editing posts and tag wikis. These are Editor, Tag Editor, Excavator, Organizer, Cleanup (bronze); Strunk & White, Research Assistant, Archaeologist (silver); and Copy Editor (gold).

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"Go get it" button for editing badges should link to the 'Annotated Posts' page

If I'm tracking one of the edit badges and click on the progress bar, it offers me a link to 'go get it': Clicking on the button takes me to the Low-Quality Posts review queue. It's actually quite a ...
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What is the best (fast but contributive) way to get Strunk & White badge?

As far as know, less than 200 people have a Strunk & White badge here on Meta. Why there's so few people eligible for this? Feature-request, is editing 80 posts too hard? Can we reduce this to ...
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"Go get it" button on editing badges has been removed on all other sites; should it be removed on this site too?

On Meta Stack Exchange, when tracking any of the editing badges (Editor, Strunk & White, or Copy Editor), opening the progress dialog shows a button to "Go get it". Upon clicking, you're ...
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?. However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared ...
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Incorrectly awarded Archaeologist badge on meta-site

Last week I received the Archaeologist badge on Sustainability Meta, but I don't think that's correct. I have 209 revisions in total, but the vast majority (144 revisions to be precise) are on 1 ...
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Posts edited counter (for Strunk & White badge) is sometimes off

This question is inspired by Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80, where I remembered that I wrote a Global Edit Summary, which is (on some sites) off by one or more ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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Improve Copy Editor badge description

The description of the Copy Editor badge currently says: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). The term 'tag edit' is a bit ambiguous; what is meant here are edits to ...
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Remove "Go get it" for Research Assistant

This request is a follow up to my question "Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges. I found out from Brain Nickel's answer that it is not a bug but intended ...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

Update: This question was asked due to the employee comment quoted below, but the employee was incorrect. The badge is in fact awarded for tag edits that also modify the body or title. As such, most ...
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Change description of Organizer badge to be more descriptive

This is not a duplicate of Please improve the description of the Organizer badge, as that asks to make it more clear that it doesn't apply to one's own questions; my request is totally different. Ever ...
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"Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges

In our profile's activity, we are shown our recent badge earned and shows next possible badge we can earn. We can also select which badge's progress to show. On some sites (I tested on Hinduism, ...
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Add “Go get it” button for “Archaeologist” badge

Currently the “Archaeologist” badge doesn’t contain a “Go get it” button: I suggest to add it with the link to the following search request: lastactive:..6m Because it actually reflects the ...
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Copy Editor badge is not included to my account even after I have edited 500 posts [duplicate]

I have a problem regarding the Copy Editor badge. I have edited more than 500 posts in total. Still, I cannot receive Copy Editor badge in my account. And also, Copy Editor badge track (progress bar) ...
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Research Assistant - user list shows "No longer available" on mobile site

The list of users with the Research Assistant badge looks 'wrong' in the mobile view. Related question: "No longer available" on the list of users with "Research Assistant" badge ...
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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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Why did I get the Copy Editor badge one edit early?

My profile displays 499 posts edited, but still the newest badge is Copy Editor, which requires 500 edits. How is this possible?
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Don't show Cleanup badge until you can earn it

I read this: Meaning of Cleanup badge (First rollback ) and this: What is a 'rollback'? If this badge is only available for users with 2000 rep and above, why do I see it? It should be ...
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Make it clearer that “Strunk & White” doesn't account for edits on own posts, as it's done in “Copy Editor”'s description

In this picture, you can see the description of the badge "Strunk & White" and the badge "Copy Editor". One description specifies that you don't get points if you edit your own posts. But for the ...
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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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Reopener (Edit) Badge Idea

When a Question gets closed and someone edits them to get them reopened, that should count towards a (bronze/silver/gold) badge. I'm unsure if the OP of a question should count here as well, ...
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How I check the exact composition of the edits that I made

I did about 500 plus edits on stackoverflow, but I didn't know that how many my edits are of tag, title, of grammar, of formatting and how many edit I made on old post? and how many edit I made on new ...
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Rolling back not really rolling back?

I've just edited my post and I saw this in the corner: I did not receive the rollback badge for this. But how can it display me it will be a rollback, but it won't count for a rollback?
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Strunk & White/Copy Editor Calculation Bug

I have over 216 edits on Stack Overflow. I understand the edits to my own questions and answers do not count, however my count should be way above the 67 or so that I have credit for. I've read most ...
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Automatically detect edit abuse and exclude from badges/flag for mod review

Flem has 5 pages of 1 character edits (including an edit to one of my posts), apparently in a massive attempt to earn the Copy Editor badge. Should Copy Editor, etc., ignore 1 character whitespace-...
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Progress on copy editor badge [duplicate]

I've read this already: Why don't I have the copy editor badge? Recently I went on a mass retagging effort to clean up timeline from facebook-timeline, so I'm not sure how many edits I have where ...
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Discrepancy between badge progress counter and editor stats [duplicate]

The counter for the Copy Editor badge progress is off by double digits in my profile. As you can see, I've had 100 edit suggestions accepted, but the progress counter shows 75: Also, you can see yet ...
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Do tag edits count as edits? [duplicate]

If I add or remove a tag from a question, does it count as an edit? If so, if I edit tags on enough posts, will I receive a badge as I would for other edits? Suppose a question is tagged php. Then I ...
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Should I not receive Strunk & White badge? [duplicate]

When I saw my edits statistics there was written that I have 111 edits approved. Why I didn't receive "Strunk & White" badge if required value is 80 edited post and I have 111 edits?
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Does tag edit count for Excavator badge? [duplicate]

Have a look at this question. User is asking for clarification for why he didn't earn that badge. That user edited (re-tagged) this question which was inactive for more than 6 months. But he didn't ...
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Excavator badge after answer and edit

I recently found an old question that related to a real-world problem I had encountered. I put together an answer for it, and then edited the question itself to make it a bit more readable. My ...
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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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Users without full edit rights should not be able to submit edits to deleted posts

Having read ChrisForrence's comment I have done some experimenting and confirmed that the content of deleted posts can be viewed from the edit page. Furthermore, I'm able to successfully submit ...
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Working toward "copy-editor" badge [duplicate]

As I often edit posts on SO, I started wondering about the "copy-editor" badge. My profile shows "502 revisions", but didn't get the badge yet. I started looking elsewhere and according to the "...
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Gaming/Grinding Copy Editor Badge

I have noticed edits that consist of a couple of words in some quite long posts, like replacing an abbreviation or shortened word with the full version one, leaving any typos/grammar mistakes intact. ...
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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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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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Have 82 revisions but still no Strunk & White badge [duplicate]

I went to Activity->Revisions in the reputation panel, and I see 82 revisions but still no Strunk & White badge. Is there special considerations on the edit count? Is a revision an edit?
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Bug with Excavator Badge [duplicate]

I edited this post today Fixed positioning in internet explorer? on stack overflow. I was approved of the edit, so I waited a few minutes to get my Excavator badge because this answer was posted on ...
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How to earn the Tag Editor badge? [duplicate]

I do not understand how you can earn the Tag Editor badge. What do you have to do and where?
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Why haven't I received the Strunk & White badge yet? Receiving two values for my total edits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Check my editor status I thought I was going to get the Strunk and White badge this week on Stack but still haven't recieved it. I understand that there are some edits that count ...
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Small badge progress display change

When I'm in the review queue on Stack Overflow, I can hover over my badge progress and see something like this: However, I do not have the Strunk & White Badge yet. Why does it already show me ...
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Badge not received [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions Where’s my Strunk & White badge? I have edited 82 post till now.As per the Badges list description, if you edited 80 post then ...
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Why Copy Editor badge progress bar doesn't count tag wiki edits?

On the Review page, if I check my progress towards Copy Editor badge, it shows 3/500. However, I've already been awarded Research Assistant, as well as Strunk & White for editing tag wikis [this ...
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How to find inactive posts on Stack Overflow to earn the Archaeologist badge

How can I find posts which have been inactive for 6 months, as per the requirement for the Archaeologist badge? Is there some kind of search query or something?
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Has the tag editor badge requirements changed?

I have created new tag wiki (and its excerpt) back in June 5 and kind of forgot about it. Today I suddenly noticed I was awarded the Tag Editor badge for that wiki although I created, not edited, it. ...
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Do retags count towards the number of edits for the "Strunk & White" badge?

The "Strunk & White" badge is received after editing 80 posts. According to this, I would like to ask a question. Do retags count? And where to check the total edit count?
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Changing the requirements of either the "Strunk & White" badge or the "Archaeologist" badge

Currently, the "Strunk & White" badge and the "Archaeologist" badge have the following requirements: Strunk & White: Edited 80 posts Archaeologist: Edited 100 posts that were inactive for 6 ...
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Editing badges delay [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges? List of all badges with full descriptions Is there a delay on the Strunk & White badge ? Just to make sure I get it ...
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