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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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Badge for editing a negative vote post that goes on to be a positive scoring post

I've noticed potentially good questions that are poorly worded or have bad titles and thus have at least a couple of downvotes or even close votes. On occasion, after a quick edit, these questions go ...
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What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?

The descriptions for the editing badges are: Editor: First edit Strunk & White: Edited 80 posts Copy Editor: Edited 500 posts Does "posts" include your own questions/answers, or are these ...
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A higher level Strunk & White badge? 1000 edits or such

I recently picked up a Strunk & White badge, which I am damn pleased with. It is a somewhat exclusive club with 354 badges thus far bestowed. It was earned mostly by cleaning up horribly ...
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What does the Strunk & White badge mean?

I understand what it takes to earn the Strunk & White badge, but where does the name of the badge come from? What does the name mean or refer to?
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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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How do I estimate Strunk & White progress?

Self-edits and retags don't count toward S&W. The former are easy to filter, but what about the latter? #! /usr/bin/perl use warnings; use strict; sub num_last_editor { my($id) = @_; open ...
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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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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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Strunk & White and Review Stats [closed]

Having gotten the Strunk & White badge, I can now see my review stats. The trouble is, I see nothing but zeroes both for today, and all. In the past I've clicked through plenty of questions both ...
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Do you get points for editing somebody else's post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do suggested edits work? Do you get points for editing somebody else's post? I see a few users who constantly go around just editing others posts. Are they doing this ...
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How did I get the Excavator badge?

The excerpt of this badge says: Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months. But I am a member for just 3 months. Don't I understand the badge explanation?
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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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Do tag edits count for Archaeologist?

I know tag-edits do not count towards the 500 edits required for the Copy Editor badge. Do they count to the 100 for the Archaeologist badge? It seems they should because you are making a 6-month-...
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Copy Editor with too few revisions?

I just earned the Copy Editor badge on Stack Overflow, but I don't think I have 600 edits! On my profile, under "Activity > Revisions," I only have fourteen pages of edits, each of which has 30 edits ...
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excavator badge: one-time only, or multiple times?

The description of the new Excavator Badge says: Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months. This looks like a one-time only badge ... still, on TeX Stack Exchange I just got this badge ...
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Tag editor badge description incomplete

The description simply reads: First Tag Wiki Edit. It needs to be made clear that you only get this for editing the body of a wiki entry. You don't get it for creating the tag wiki or editing the ...
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Rollbacks and Strunk & White

Do rollbacks count as edits towards the Strunk & White badge?
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What are the requirements for the Copy Editor badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions Copy Editor's badge description says "edited 600 entries." Does it mean any edit — i.e. does editing your own comments, ...
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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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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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Strunk-and-White problem?

Thanks to the new edit system(which I really like, BTW) I recently got Strunk-and-White. Awesome! I'm a curious guy, so I had been periodically seeing how many edits I had with some data explorer ...
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Organizer badge not awarded after a retag

Yesterday, I added one tag to this question, but I didn't get the Organizer badge.
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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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There's a badge for editing a tag wiki entry but not one for creating a tag wiki entry?

Shouldn't there be a badge for creating a tag wiki entry? And should it be retroactive?
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Allow repeat badges for revisions?

A while ago I earned the Copy Editor badge after spending a pretty serious chunk of time editing posts on Stack Overflow for grammar, content, formatting, etc. I still do this from time to time, but ...
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Why was I awarded an Excavator badge today when I didn't earn it?

I was recently awarded an excavator badge for something that I did not do. Is this a bug of some sort? The question that I supposedly excavated was last edited several months ago, and I have not ...
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Should I have earned an "Excavator" badge for this?

On March 20th I answered this question. On October 6th I edited it since I decided that even though the question has a simple answer, my response was perhaps a bit too short. By conventional Earth ...
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Can the Strunk and White requirement for reviewing be removed for users that already have the badge on one site?

I wanted to start reviewing on other sites as well, especially Ask Ubuntu. So, I start by going to /review, and notice that the count of the posts isn't getting smaller, although I'm 100% sure I've ...
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106% complete! Strunk and white progress in review pane [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Your review progress” showing target badge that I've already received So as far as I know, I haven't made very many edits today. Judging by my history, I have ...
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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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Is it possible to know the count of edits I made on Stack Overflow?

Is it possible to know the number of edits I made on Stack Overflow? For example, is there a way to know our status towards reaching the copy editor badge?
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Excavator badge incorrectly claims to be associated with an "orphan wiki" post

I recieved the Excavator Badge on Gaming.SE for an edit I made to the starcraft-2 tag wiki. However, the badge page instead lists it as being on an "orphan wiki" post: This is a bug, although I'm not ...
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Contradictory information for Copy Editor progress

For some time now, the progress towards the Copy Editor Badge is being displayed at https://stackoverflow.com/review/ I guess a screenshot tells the whole story: Red emphasis mine. The text ...
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New badge for users who explain their edits (fill "Edit Summary")

@Nikita Rybak had a great idea, he posted it as answer. As you know when you edit a question you are offered to fill in an Edit summary. This is a brief description of what you've just done with ...
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Do you have to be the last editor for it to count against the editing badges?

SEDE Query 1 SEDE Query 2 These two queries seem to imply that for an edit to count against the Strunk and White badge or the Copy Editor badge, one needs to be the most recent editor. However, the ...
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Do multiple edits on the same post count?

Do multiple edits on the same post count towards the editor badges? Related : What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges? , but doesn't talk about multiple edits on the same post.
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Tag Editor Not Working?

I created a tag wiki for a tag that was missing one. I also added a small bit of content to an existing tag. I did not get the badge. I saw a post stating that creating a wiki was now included in the ...
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Is the number of edits on the users page the one relevant for the edit badges?

Is the number of edits at https://stackoverflow.com/users?tab=editors&filter=all the one that counts the edits relevant for gaining the Strunk & White and Copy Editor badges? (If not, wouldn't ...
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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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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 ...
Stevoisiak's user avatar
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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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Why don't answer edits count toward editing badges?

There are several queries on the data explorer site that show your progress toward the various editing badges like Editor, Strunk & White, and Copy Editor. Based on most of these queries and my ...
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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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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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Where did my Excavator badge go?

Couple of hours ago, I was awarded the Excavator badge on Meta: Now, looking at my profile, the badge is no longer there. Heck, even the badges page says no one has been awarded. Was it revoked?
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Does editing your own posts increase your edit count?

My question is pretty straightforward... Does editing your own posts increase your edited posts count? I don't think so, but I couldn't find an answer anywhere.
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Strunk & White badge and data explorer question

I've been fiddling with data-explorer recently, and I was curious to see how many edits I still need to earn the Strunk & White badge. So I ran how many edits I made and how much more until I earn ...
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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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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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Do suggested edits count towards the Strunk & White badge? [duplicate]

As it says in the title really—I couldn't find any mention of whether approved suggested edits count towards the Strunk & White badge, or do you have to wait until your reputation is at 2k? Also, ...
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