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Ok, this is weird. In this post I corrected the issue of placing code after a list by placing <!-- --> between the code and the list.

After committing I noticed that I added an extra space at the beginning of each of the code lines so I clicked edit again in order to remove those spaces.

However, I couldn't "edit my edit" (which you normally can) and clicked cancel. When I went back to the page, the edit was attributed to someone else.

Since I copied the post and made the edition in a desktop markdown editor, I had a copy of my edition and diff compared that "cached" copy with the edition accepted, which resulted in the texts being exactly the same (no diff at all).

I reckon that a bug must have occurred since the edit was attributed to someone else and I didn't get any reputation.

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Your edit was probably rejected and the reviewer went ahead and further edited it. –  Mysticial Dec 6 '12 at 9:12
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Don't edit to get credit, edit it to improve the post. –  hims056 Dec 6 '12 at 9:13
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@hims056 That has nothing to do with it. I'm reporting a possible bug, not complaining about not getting +2 rep. Reporting bugs is useful, is it not? –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:14
    
@MartijnPieters ah yes, another thing. No history of my edit. –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:15
    
@Tivie: No, I was looking at the wrong list. This is the correct list‌​. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:17
    
@hims056 Then how would you put it? –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:18

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

See here: http://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1136398

The user phant0m reviewed your edit. He chose to "improve", but unchecked the "helpful" box.


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The result is that your edit is rejected and phant0m's edit overrides yours.

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In this specific case, phant0m did not improve anything. The edits are verbatim the same. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:17
    
Then I dunno. He had to have unchecked the "helpful" box. –  Mysticial Dec 6 '12 at 9:17
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@MartijnPieters He added backticks to one word more, so the edits are different, though not different enough to declare the previous one unhelpful and then still edit yourself. It could also be an edit collision, though it doesn't really look that way in my opinion. –  Mad Scientist Dec 6 '12 at 9:18
    
Ah I see. But shouldn't he need to add "something"? His edit is exactly the same as mine –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:18
    
@Tivie Could be a mistake. Last week, I also managed to somehow reject someone else's edit, even though I didn't consciously uncheck the box. –  Rob W Dec 6 '12 at 9:21
    
@MadScientist: ah, indeed. I need a diff view for diff views.. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:22
    
@MartijnPieters What exactly happens if you submit an edit when there is a pending suggested edit? –  Mysticial Dec 6 '12 at 9:24
    
@Mysticial: The pending edit is rejected by Community. But note that the suggested edit page states phant0m responded to the suggested edit with an Edit action, so he did uncheck the 'helpful' box. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:25
    
@MartijnPieters So in other words, this could also be an edit collision. It was rejected within 50 seconds. EDIT: Yes, it does say "Edit". That's where I initially found the link. Hmm... –  Mysticial Dec 6 '12 at 9:26
    
He didn't receive any reputation for the edit though. Shouldn't he? –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:28
    
@Mysticial: No, not in this case; it could be phant0m found the edit when viewing the post. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:28
    
@Tivie: not an exploit, no. It's a valid feature of the system. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:28
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@Tivie He has more than 2k. You don't get rep for edits when you have the edit privilege. –  Mysticial Dec 6 '12 at 9:29
    
@Tivie: No, only suggested edits give you reputation. Once you can edit posts directly (2k+) you do it to improve the site, not for reputation. You should do it for improving the site too. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 6 '12 at 9:29
    
I do of course. +2 rep is hardly an extreme incentive =P I was stating that fact because I didn't know of that rule and though it might be relevant to the bug theory. –  Tivie Dec 6 '12 at 9:31

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