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Can a user edit and then vote on a post originated from another user?

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Do you mean up/downvotes or accept/decline votes for the edit? The former can, the later can't. – Toon Krijthe Mar 28 '12 at 12:17


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Then who earns the points to edited post... – Sachin Mhetre Mar 28 '12 at 12:16
@ACoder Well, the original poster, obviously. If you have a very substantive improvement in mind, content-wise, consider posting your own answer instead of editing an existing one. – a cat Mar 28 '12 at 12:17
@lunboks he can't for six more days. :) – Shadow Wizard Mar 28 '12 at 12:45

As you edited a post created from somebody else, you are allowed to vote it. You cannot vote your own posts, but editing somebody else's post doesn't make the post yours.
Even in the case of CW posts, any badge that is gained because the score of those posts is given to the user who created the post, not to the user who wrote the most of the post.

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Clarification: by OP, you mean the "original poster" of the answer, right? 'Cos usually it's used to refer to the askr. – Manishearth Mar 28 '12 at 12:38
What I reported is valid for both answers, and questions; that is why I said posts. With OP I mean the original poster, who created the post. – kiamlaluno Mar 28 '12 at 12:42
Yep, that's what I thought.. Just got a bit confused out there :) – Manishearth Mar 28 '12 at 12:44
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes, user can vote for self-edited posts, but points belonging to the post go to the original owner.

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