I was cleaning up and expanding the blurbs on several tag wikis when I noticed that the edits I'm performing on them seem to count towards my progress on the Copy Editor badge, which explicitly restricts tag edits. Is this a bug? I want to earn this badge properly even if it takes a little longer so I guess I'm asking:

  1. Am I correct that tag edits are (incorrectly) counting towards the Copy Editor badge?
  2. If so, is there a way to change this and eliminate those edits from my count?

To be clear, I'm not going to stop making helpful edits when I get to the threshold like a badgehound, but as I said, I want to earn it the proper way.

  • $\begingroup$ yeah, i just went from 206 to 207 without any posts so they're for sure counting $\endgroup$
    – Integrand
    Jul 16 '20 at 0:52
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    $\begingroup$ What is not counted I think are pure changes of tags of a question (likely on the grounds that this is a bit minor); I would not see a reason why edits to tag wikis should not count. I don't really know if they count, but I think they should count. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Jul 16 '20 at 1:18
  • $\begingroup$ I see, so 'tag edits' means 'changing tags', not 'editing tag pages.' That would clear it up. $\endgroup$
    – Integrand
    Jul 16 '20 at 1:21
  • $\begingroup$ Good. for the sake of completeness I wrote up an answer. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Jul 16 '20 at 1:22

I do not think that there is a bug.

A "tag edit" means changing the tag(s) of a question, and doing nothing else. This is not counted towards the badge, presumably as it seems a bit minor.

Editing the description of a tag is not a "tag edit." There is no reason why they would be excluded. From the process or the effort they are also close to an edit of a post, thus this makes sense.


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