Or at least there should be a gold level badge for it.

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    There already is a gold level badge for it: Copy Editor. Aug 14, 2010 at 0:06
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    Level aside, the badge should be called the "Chicago Manual of Style/AP Stylebook/MLA" badge instead. Jul 9, 2011 at 22:34

2 Answers 2


I think it would be far more fitting that the Strunk & White badge be given as a reward for misidentifying the passive voice. Or calling vacuous platitudes meaningful style advice. Or just for literally not knowing what you’re talking about.

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

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    Wow, nohat. You truly are the grammar snob snob. j/k =)
    – JohnFx
    Aug 20, 2010 at 22:59
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    @JohnFx: You mean the "grammar snob's snob"?
    – delete
    Aug 26, 2010 at 1:22
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    @Shinto Sherlock - Are you actually correcting my grammar while I am calling nohat out for calling out someone for calling out someone else on their grammar? I think my head just exploded.
    – JohnFx
    Aug 26, 2010 at 1:53
  • Unfortunately, the software can only register when a user edit an answer or a question; it cannot give a valuation of the edit being done.
    – apaderno
    Aug 30, 2010 at 22:20
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    @kiamlaluno Clearly I was being facetious. I would be in favor of changing the name of the badge, though.
    – nohat Mod
    Aug 31, 2010 at 15:43

As the "Strunk & White" badge is given after 100 edits, it should not be a golden badge. Then, there is already a golden badge that is given after 600 edits. I would introduce another badge for whoever makes 350 edits.

  • Considering when this answer has been given, I would say both are correct: The values I report are the previously used ones, and the one you report are the actually used ones.
    – apaderno
    Jul 9, 2011 at 11:07

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