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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, Diago 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
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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 upvote...no 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

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up vote 10 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

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

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