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How do suggested edits work?

Do you get points for editing somebody else's post? I see a few users who constantly go around just editing others posts. Are they doing this because they are rewarded with points? Do you get points for editing your own posts?

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marked as duplicate by Pops, Arjan, Lance Roberts, waiwai933, BinaryMisfit Oct 10 '11 at 17:05

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Yes, if you have <2k rep and your edits are accepted. – Pops Oct 10 '11 at 16:19
just so i understand correctly - if your rep is > 2k then you are sort of a moderator and won't get extra points for editing a question? – cwd Oct 10 '11 at 16:23
If your rep is >2k, then you have the editing privilege. – Lance Roberts Oct 10 '11 at 16:27
Lance and squillman posted at the same second. I can't decide who to upvote! hm. Given that this is a dupe (see Popular's comment), I choose to one. – Kevin Vermeer Oct 10 '11 at 16:37
so if your rep is > 2k you don't get additional rep points for editing a question? – cwd Oct 10 '11 at 16:48
up vote 13 down vote accepted

If you don't have editing privileges for what you're editing, then your edit creates a suggested edit, and if that gets approved, you will get 2 reputation.

For normal edits when you have the privileges there is no reputation given, but there are badges to be earned.

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Ah! So that's why there's almost instant, futile, edits on pretty much anything posted. Badge hunters I gather. – Quickredfox Feb 6 '13 at 22:59
@Quickredfox Those blasted badge hunters. – Kolob Canyon Jun 24 at 2:04
@Quickredfox sounds like a reality TV show in the making. – David Gilbertson Jul 19 at 22:04

You get 2 rep for an accepted edit suggestion. Beyond that, no.

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