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Why did I get the Copy Editor badge one edit early?

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, ...
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Don't show Cleanup badge until you can earn it

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. ...
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Reopener (Edit) Badge Idea

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), ...
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Add “Go get it” button for “Archaeologist” badge

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

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 ...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

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 ...
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What should we do with the Organizer badge?

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 ...
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

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 ...
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Don't show Cleanup badge until you can earn it

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/...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits?

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 ...
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Don't show Cleanup badge until you can earn it

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 ...
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Research Assistant - update to "Edited 50 different tag wikis bodies"?

No. The existing wording is lucid and unambiguous: "Edited 50 tag wikis". Does it need the word "different" to make it unambiguous? No more than "ring a thousand doorbells" or "talk to a thousand ...
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Change description of Organizer badge to be more descriptive

I suggest "First tag edit on somebody else's question". That doesn't only solve the problem described in this question, but it also makes it clear that retags on your own questions don't count, as ...
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"Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges

Research Assistant It has been this way since February 13, 2015. (Friday the 13th, in fact.) Prior to that, there was no "Go Get It" URL for this tag and no explanation exists beyond the commit ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

I think I found a reason why your query reports numbers lower than 80 (but not for the numbers higher than 80). A user might (correctly) receive a Strunk & White badge for 80 edits, but later on, ...
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"Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges

Clicking on "Go Get it" for Copy Editor badge in activity redirects to Low Quality Posts review queue. I would like to know the reason behind it. Well, we don't want to encourage people ...
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