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On the main site, the suggested-edit review page shows that I have reviewed 104 suggested edits. When I'd reviewed 100, I should have gotten the Proofreader badge. I don't have that badge. What gives?


Note that the same question's been asked about Stack Overflow. However, the accepted (and only) answer there is that there were fewer than 100 true suggested edits reviewed and the balance were audits — and (unlike on Stack Overflow) there are no audits on Mi Yodeya.

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When I reached that point with no badge I wondered the same thing and took a closer look. I suspect that, like me, you've improved some suggested edits during reviews. The badge description says 100 "approved or rejected" edits; apparently improvements don't count. Whether that's intended behavior I don't know, but I later got to 100 approvals+rejections and earned the badge.

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  • Do you know your count was 100 approvals+rejections when you got the badge, i.e. that edits don't count, or is that a conjecture/estimate? – msh210 Feb 7 '14 at 2:34
  • I know that it was 100 when I got the badge, because after I didn't get the badge and developed the theory I made a tally. The part about improvements is conjecture. – Monica Cellio Feb 7 '14 at 2:38
  • Ah, then I guess you're right that improvements don't count. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc, right? Have a checkmark. – msh210 Feb 7 '14 at 2:40
  • Well, we still don't know if that's by design or a bug. A characterization of the bug isn't the same thing as a resolution. :-) – Monica Cellio Feb 7 '14 at 2:41
  • Quite right; this question's still tagged bug and awaiting a status- tag. – msh210 Feb 7 '14 at 2:42
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    I suspect it is only Improvements from before the current review system that count this way, back when improvements used to use the community user as the owner of the accept. – Double AA Feb 7 '14 at 6:06

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