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When you click on a tag (such as the ones visible under this very question — support, badges, and edit-badges), you will see a short excerpt from the tag's "Tag Wiki", which is a short description of what that tag is for and how it relates to the site: Beneath that excerpt is a link titled "edit". It is on this page that you'll be able to improve ...


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I made a one character change earlier today that was critical. The post had a handful of foreign language words in it and was specifically a discussion of the language structures used. A one character typo in one of these had the unfortunate effect of saying something embarrassing. I was about to leave and didn't have time to review the post to find other ...


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In corporate life, a "turnaround" of a poorly-performing unit to a good-performing unit is hard to achieve because all the "legacy," issues involved. Hence, when one is accomplished, it is noteworthy. The same is true here. There should be a "turnaround" badge with bronze, silver and gold levels. The question must have been -1 or lower, with a bronze ...


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There are various SEDE queries that could help you find posts eligible for Archaeologist, you can start with this one: Which posts are eligible for Archaeologist edits? Keep in mind that: SEDE data aren't exactly fresh, check the front page to see when they were last updated for each site, Editing en masse to get a badge is generally frowned up, especially ...


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No. You see all possible badges that are available. Some badges nobody can earn on specific sites, for example the Precognitive badge on Stack Overflow. Nobody has earned it and nobody can any more. Or that about the Sheriff badge: only available to moderators. I think it will be very confusing when you see some badges on this site, others somewhere else. ...


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A possible scenario is this: You perform your 500-th edit on some post. The badge is awarded. Some post you edited is deleted and the edit does not count anymore. Your badge does not get revoked, because badges are only revoked in exceptional circumstances. To confirm this, you would need the privilege to see deleted posts (10 k) on the relevant site.


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You need to have made edits to posts that are not your own, and only one edit per unique post counts. You can see your progress by visiting the suggested edits statistics page, then hover over the progress bar at the top right: to expand it to reveal a set of three more: For the Strunk & White silver badge, look at the Copy Editor progress bar; you'll ...


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What I do is sort questions by activity and go to a random high-numbered page: if it had had activity within 6 monthes, if would be on a smaller-numbered page.


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This is an excellent idea. In fact this related badge proposal for editing and answering already prompted me to propose the exact same thing (but I'm glad someone else did it when I was too lazy), since I initially thought that other proposal was aimed at the cases of reopening edits. But it turned out to be quite differently motivated and I think your idea ...


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While this could be a good idea (just to be consistent), I don't think this was really meant to be a badge to "Go get it". This badge is more meant to be an encouragement to think about editing when you are browsing old posts. At least, that is how I made progress towards this badge: I read a lot of old posts, and if I see something I can improve, then I do ...


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We haven't removed that button from main sites. You don't have the Edit privilege on Stack Overflow, so you can't access the Low Quality review queue and therefore don't see the button, but users who meet the rep threshold for that (usually 2000 rep; 1000 on sites still in public beta) do:


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There is a very good reason for making the Archaeologist badge slightly less rewarding than Strunk & White badge. When a user edits a post, it is bumped back up to the top of the active queue so that other users will see it. The point is so that the community can review the edits as a quality control measure. For newer posts, this also gets the question ...


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I don't believe this is a problem. Firstly, as Bart commented there's only 763 users with the copy editor badge. That's really not many. Secondly, I honestly believe that one is either a serious editor, or not. If someone really put the effort in to get the copy editor badge, and didn't get edit-banned whilst doing so, I don't believe they'd be able to ...


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You edited an old revision of the post, you did not actually perform a rollback. As OGHaza astutely points out, the keyword in that message is "effectively". You get a Clean Up badge when you perform your first rollback, not your first edit that is similar to a rollback. To rollback (and hence be qualified for the Clean Up badge), you actually need to ...


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Counting backwards on your current edits, it looks like this edit put you at 500 (not counting retag only posts) and that was about 2 1/2 hours ago. So I'd say just be patient and wait for the script to run. But it looks like you earned the badge over an hour ago (15:57 UTC) according to the timestamp, which was only 15 minutes after you asked this ...


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I would suggest retiring the badge and replacing it with a badge to encourage more voting, especially downvoting (as this ties much better to the type of activity we wish a ♦ moderator to be good at than upvoting does). Possibilities are Critic, Suffrage, or Vox Populi. The last is probably the best, as it is also the hardest and requires the most ...


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Correctly tagging questions is important for discoverability, especially on larger sites[citation needed]. From personal experience, I see a lot of crap questions survive on Stack Overflow if they aren't tagged with the popular ones like [c#], [java], [python] etc.; conversely, I've asked a few duplicates on Meta Stack Exchange because I couldn't find the ...


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The bump by the Community user doesn't influence whether a post is eligible for the Excavator badge; only the timestamp of the last edit (or in this case, the original post) does. That was December 2018, more than 6 months ago, so you're eligible for the badge. The bump by the Community user was a good reason to edit the question; it's even mentioned as one ...


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You can also go here Check out progressbar. It will show you the correct number of Edits you have uptill now.


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The badge is fine as it is. All of the editing badges - Editor, Strunk & White, Copy Editor, Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator - ignore tag edits. You can make a million tag edits to other's posts and not earn a single one of them. Retagging is still a very important activity though... Just not for the same reasons that editing titles and bodies is ...


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From What kind of edits contribute to the editor badges?: You can also edit tag wikis and their excerpts, which are both counted separately as edits.


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The badge now includes initial edits to the tag wiki and exceprts. This was an intentional change that didn't quite work previously (one part of the query was fixed, one was not)...it now does work as part of my changing it a few days ago. I changed the badge so it stopped timing out and returned rather fast, because we typically prefer that over timeouts.....


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It looks like that is just outdated. That entire badge description is just confusing, as it doesn't mention suggested edits (still says you have to have 20,000 reputation) and rambles on about old rules. Anyways, here's the relevant update from waffles in Feb 2011: Fixed, we now provide the tag editor badge to all users who either create or edit a tag ...


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Can we at least assume that 20 non-tag edits in 20 minutes (less than a minute per edit) is a good signal of abuse? The specific algorithm should be secret, obviously, but I think these sorts of edit abuses shouldn't be too difficult to detect. Instead of an algorithm which can always be outsmarted by someone who is determined enough, I propose something ...


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When Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky created Stack Overflow, they wanted badges to work like Xbox achievements. It seems to have been mostly Jeff's idea. On a gaming console, you often see achievements/trophies/whatever-they-are-called that you cannot earn yet. Knowing that at some point the badge/achievement/trophy/etc will become available is supposed to be ...


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Yes and No. (You asked two questions in the title) The first Yes is the answer to "it excludes tag-only edits", or equivalently, any edit that only changes tags of a question. (It's not possible to perform a tag edit on an answer, apparently). The second No is the answer to "it excludes tag-wiki edits". An edit to a tag wiki or a tag wiki excerpt counts ...


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Part of the point behind badges is to encourage users to work towards them. I'm not saying this all "works" necessarily (that's another argument), but it is "the point". Define "cannot earn" How do you define "cannot earn" and so which badges not to show? For example: Custodian - Complete at least one review task Reviewer - Complete at least 250 ...


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You were looking at revisions (profile>activity>revisions), which include edits you have made to your own posts, which don't count towards editor badges. You can see your edits (to other people's posts) count by searching for your name on the users page.


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You can check how many edits are needed before you can get the editing badges using this Data Explorer query. In your particular case, it looks like a few of your edits were to the same post multiple times. According to waffles's post on the subject: Strunk & White and Copy Editor now only count posts, provided: The post is not deleted You do not own ...


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No, they don't. See List of all badges with full descriptions; from the Strunk & White entry: Perform a total of 500 edits between questions, answers and tag wikis Edits on deleted posts do not count 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 ...


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