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How do suggested edits work?

I have edited a few posts today and the edits got accepted. But, I did not gain any reputation.

What could be the reason?


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Interesting that the bulk of your reps come from edits rather than upvotes. – Shawn Chin Dec 23 '11 at 8:54
Yeah, thats true, I review and edit questions mainly. – eeerahul Dec 23 '11 at 8:58
Well, based on the reputation profile, you have 1315 rep: 24 from questions ((2*5)+2)*2, none for answers. I think you did reach the 1000 rep cap from edits! (btw I've still 209 points I can't justify. Maybe the whole of my calcs are wrong) – Damien Pirsy Dec 23 '11 at 9:04
Well, I've also asked some questions with up-votes, and also earned 100 points as bonus. Could not get a single up-vote on answers though :-(. Hence, I've decided to answer questions only when I know, what I am talking about. My question stands answered though! Thanks a lot! – eeerahul Dec 23 '11 at 9:08
From your editor stats: "eeerahul had 622 edit suggestions approved." You've already got all the rep you can via editing. – Mat Dec 23 '11 at 9:08
You can see how much reputation you got from suggested edits on the last line of this page. – Johannes Kuhn Oct 8 '13 at 6:29

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up vote 32 down vote accepted

Until you reach 2,000 reputation, your edits have to be accepted or rejected. Only if they are accepted do you gain the +2 reputation.

There is also a cap on the reputation that can be earned this way. Once you've had 500 edits accepted - that's 1,000 points - you don't earn any more reputation.

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Yeah, thats true, but I did not gain any reputation even though the edits were accepted. – eeerahul Dec 23 '11 at 8:46
@eeerahul: Maybe you [conveniently] got some downvotes that canceled the edits out? – Mystery Dec 23 '11 at 8:46
Ha ha! I've checked; even that is not the case. – eeerahul Dec 23 '11 at 8:48
That's interesting. Just a bug then? I'd retag it as such. – Mystery Dec 23 '11 at 8:49
My suggestion would be to remove this cap, so that there is always some incentive for editing posts. – eeerahul Dec 23 '11 at 9:15
I agree with @eeerahul – Daniel Pendergast Sep 10 '12 at 21:11
@DantheMan Me too. And a suggestion: if a user passed 500+ edits and he doesn't have enough 2,000 reputations, he would deserve the right to edit posts directly without waiting for reviewers. I really hate those reviewers that keep rejecting my edits from e.g. fixing i to I. They say: too minor changes — ironic. – Lai Vung Mar 15 '13 at 2:11
@LaiVung: this is a highly unlikely scenario that one would reach 1,000 by making 500 accepted edits, but wouldn't have at least another 1,000 in reputation from one's own questions/answers. – osa Oct 7 '13 at 21:19
I am not sure I am following this, But I get +2 rep everytime my suggested edit is accepted upon peer review. And I am not a high rep person either.. – Sid Oct 8 '13 at 7:07

You have the Copy Editor badge(500 edits) and therefore (500 x 2 = 1000) hit the 1,000 points cap mentioned by Purmou.

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