Does just editing the Tag Wiki excerpt count as a whole Tag Wiki edit that counts towards the Research Assistant badge?


In view of the answer below, I checked today, after two of my Tag Wiki excerpts got approved, and this was displayed:

Your Badge Progress
Research Assistant
0 tag wiki edits (0% done)

  • $\begingroup$ This probably belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com rather than here. $\endgroup$
    – Nick T
    Apr 27, 2012 at 6:29

1 Answer 1


Yes, they do. (there was a rather major typo here :/)

No, they do not

  • $\begingroup$ See Edit I've made. $\endgroup$
    – Bidella
    Apr 27, 2012 at 1:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Bidella dunno about that, think that double edits count as two. I'll check. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 1:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Bidella I'll ask at MSO for you, looks like this applies to wikis only and not excerpts (verifying from physics account) $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Bidella: Looks like they don't count, there was a typo in the meta question. I fixed it $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 1:36
  • $\begingroup$ From my own history I can confirm that excerpts do not count. $\endgroup$
    – Kevin
    Apr 28, 2012 at 22:48

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