The silver badge "Strunk & White" -- Edited 80 posts is referred to Questions or Questions/Answer? I've edited more than 80 posts (https://tex.stackexchange.com/users/56567/cornelius?tab=activity&sort=revisions), but I unearned this.

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    Some of those edits are for the same post, so presumably you've not got 80 independent ones.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Aug 28, 2014 at 9:07
  • @JosephWright Ok, I understand.
    – user56567
    Aug 28, 2014 at 9:20
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    We have noticed.
    – percusse
    Aug 28, 2014 at 12:15
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    Needed to say, some of the edits, despite they got approved, are very questionable. Editing a new line into a new paragraph etc. doesn't seem like a way how value is added to the site. These things are pretty minor and some of your suggested edits should have been IMHO rejected.
    – yo'
    Aug 31, 2014 at 22:24
  • Related, and the main source of Werner’s answer: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/442/…. In the comments over there, you’ll also find links to Stack Exchange Data Explorer queries counting your relevant edits.
    – doncherry
    Sep 1, 2014 at 15:54
  • Obviously the OP left us ;-)
    – user31729
    Sep 8, 2014 at 2:09

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It's difficult to tell which, but you may be short on any one of the restrictions in terms of the badge requirements. Here are the edit-related moderation badge descriptions:


  • bronze; awarded once
  • Edit any post

Strunk & White

  • silver; awarded once
  • Perform a total of 80 edits between questions, answers, and tag wikis

Copy Editor

  • gold; awarded once
  • Perform a total of 500 edits between questions, answers, and tag wikis

The following restrictions/requirements apply:

  • Edits on deleted posts do not count
  • Edits to your own posts do not count (source)
  • Edits to community wiki posts do count (source)
  • Edits that consist only of tag changes do not count (source)
  • Tag wiki edits do count (source)
  • Edits you suggest before gaining full edit privileges do count, once approved (source)
  • Each edited post counts only once, regardless of how many additional edits you may submit
  • Thanks for the details!
    – user56567
    Aug 28, 2014 at 18:08

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