The Proofreader badge's description reads

Approved or rejected 100 suggested edits.

Right now, 9 users meet that condition, however, only 7 users actually earned the badge (i.e., brasofilo and I did not).

Even if posts users wrote themself aren't considered (which may be the case for myself, because I remember approving/rejecting suggested edits of two or three of my own posts), I can't believe brasofilo did that more than 38 times (referring to his 138 suggested edits).

What am I not getting here?

1 Answer 1


The badge is for approving or rejecting suggestions. The stats show just reviews. If you edit a suggestion, you don’t approve or reject it, so this doesn’t count towards that badge. You need 4 more actions, brasofilo was even busier editing. :)

But please continue editing incomplete suggestions. The quality of our posts is more important than your badges.

See also: Where is my Proofreader badge?

  • Ah, good to know how it really works. And, yes, will do (continue editing incomplete suggestions)!
    – tfrommen
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 10:28

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