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With the 2015 profile update, there is now a badge tracker on the Activity page of your profile. On the badges overview at the top, you'll see a count of all your badges and a Next Badge section that tracks progress towards one of the badges you haven't earned. You can use this badge tracker to see how close you are to earning Strunk & White and Copy ...


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If you don't have editing privileges for what you're editing, then your edit creates a suggested edit, and if that gets approved, you will get 2 reputation. For normal edits when you have the privileges there is no reputation given, but there are badges to be earned.


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It doesn't have to be your own post. You could have edited someone else's post that was 6 months old. Your SO profile links to information about the badge you've earned, showing that the question for which you earned this badge is this one: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/280462/lesser-known-language-constructs-of-object-pascal-delphi. At the time of ...


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In order for your reviews to "count" by the tracker, you'll need to click on the "review question" or "review answer" link that appears per post. If you click on the title and go out of the /review field of vision, your reviews and actions on the posts will not be counted/tallied.


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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 don't understand why you say that you don't deserve this badge. You definitely edited that question, on May 19, 2011. The last activity on that question was back in October 13, 2010 when systempuntoout originally posted it and RegDwight answered it. The reason you only earned it today is because the badge is brand new, and just got awarded for the first ...


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Just to expand a bit more in detail, let me know if I've left anything out. What can I edit for the badge? You can edit any normal questions or answers, including questions or answers which have been converted to community wikis. You can also edit tag wikis and their excerpts, which are both counted separately as edits. What edits do not count towards the ...


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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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This badge is new; it was just introduced today. That's why it came with a delay of 3 months – technically, you earned it back then. It just didn't exist yet.


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No they don't count, I edited tags for unknow numbers question (400-500 maybe more) for 1Q/2011, but by default without editing body of Q&A, I leave got this badge see my question


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Do all edits conform to these rules?: Perform a total of 80 edits between questions and answers 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 count Edits you suggest before gaining full edit privileges do count, once approved Consult ...


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Self-edits do not count for the Excavator or Archaeologist badges. It must be an edit on another owner's (or anonymous/deleted user's) content. We don't want to encourage self-bumping of content in an attempt to get votes by bumping it on the front page for the sake of doing so...it's meant to be focused on improving old content that needs love. While ...


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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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This was supposed to be a single grant badge...I found/fixed the issue and removed the duplicate grants, they should behave from now on.


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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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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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Yes, Users -> Editors -> All -> <type part of your user name>. This count includes edits to your own posts and edits to tags that do not count toward the Strunk & White silver badge and the Copy Editor gold badge.


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Disclaimer: The Data Explorer contains outdated data! Go to http://<your SE site>/review to see live info about the badge. I've created a query loosely based on waffles' query here. It works by checking all the revisions you've made to titles and posts, grouping by the ID of the post. Multiple edits to a single post don't count. Note I've made it ...


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I'll add that the archeologist badge is also doing weird things:


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In addition to what random said... Do the review stats not start accruing until you get Strunk & White? This is correct. No matter how much you review, your stats will remain at all zeros until you have S&W.


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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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There was a bug in the awarding of these badges, as part of fixing that we nuked the badges (since they were brand new anyway)...they'll be re-granted as the badge runs on each site (this may take a while).


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No, editing your own posts does not increase your "edit count" as used to determine eligibility for badges such as Strunk & White or Copy Editor. Jeff gives the official answer here: does not include edits to your own posts does not include edits to tags community-wiki posts are eligible tag wiki posts are eligible only edits to ...


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Nope, they're not the same, for two reasons: The badge is intended to exclude specific (the trivial ones, mostly) edits, though there's no reason to exclude those counts for general recognition of those users on the /users page. Performance would greatly suffer if we had to do the same checks as the badge did for all users every time that query did a re-...


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The review stats are here. Once inside, you can see the reviews you've made and the progress towards the next badge, which is the Copy Editor badge. Here's how it looks in mine: Once you've reached 10k, it also shows you the questions that have pending close votes and you can sort them by # of close votes or close reason.


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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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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 ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible