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I edited this post and noticed my reputation change from 1466 to 1470 (i.e +4). I went to check my reputation changes and found:

4 rep

Note: My reputation later went down from 1470 to 1468, so it appears the system realized it made a mistake and corrected my reputation, but hasn't gotten rid of the second revision or the history event.

My activity history still shows 1 suggested edit with 2 revisions.

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Strange revision history, on that post, has two revs. from you pointing to the same edit suggestion. – Mat Sep 28 '13 at 13:43
@Mat Wow. Never noticed that. But i didn't make two edits?? – Tijesunimi Sep 28 '13 at 13:45
Both revisions point to the same suggested edit. Seems like a bug! – devnull Sep 28 '13 at 13:47
@devnull Yes and my Activity Shows one suggested edit and two revisions – Tijesunimi Sep 28 '13 at 13:48
Looks like it might be a regression/related to an old edit timestamp bug. – Flexo Sep 28 '13 at 18:08
@Flexo: But animuson said I assure you that's not at all related... – Amal Murali Sep 28 '13 at 23:03
This bug has occured again – Richard Tingle Jan 16 '14 at 13:29
...and again... – Werner Mar 27 '14 at 14:23
... and again one more time – psubsee2003 Apr 3 '14 at 11:53
Don't fix it while I'm showering in my illegally gained rep… (bug happened to me twice) – bjb568 Apr 8 '14 at 20:15
And again! – Ryan O'Hara Jul 16 '14 at 3:38

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up vote 18 down vote

There is definitely something strange going on.

First, the time stamps on the edits are different:

  • Revision 2 was approved at 13:24:57Z
  • Revision 3 was approved at 13:24:58Z

Those timestamps match the +2 entries in your profile.

But when you look at the reviewer timestamps is when things get screwy:

  • talonmies approved the edit at 13:21:30Z
  • us2012 approved the edit at 13:24:57Z
  • Parado approved the edit at 13:24:58Z (which was 1 second after Revision 2 was approved).

If the timestamps can be trusted, it appears that something happened that allowed 2 approvals to approve the edit, but at then also approved the edit with the 3rd approval.

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up vote 13 down vote

Nope. It isn't (well, shouldn't be) possible to gain more than 2 points for making a single edit.

As Mat pointed out in the comments, the edit revisions history does look weird:

This could be a bug, but I'm not exactly sure what's causing this.

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Both link to the same suggested edit though, something's wrong here. – Mat Sep 28 '13 at 13:44
@Mat Yes and also in my Activity It shows one edit suggestion and two Revisions – Tijesunimi Sep 28 '13 at 13:46
@Mat: You're right. Something's wrong. – Amal Murali Sep 28 '13 at 13:51
Is it possible that two people reviewed the edit at the same time, both improved it and marked that the suggestion was helpful? – jmac Sep 28 '13 at 15:24
@jmac: when an edit is "improved" it is visible in the post history: you get one entry for the suggested edit (as suggested) and a second one for the "improvement", associated with the reviewer. – Mat Sep 28 '13 at 15:32
@jmac Nice guess, but if you click through to the revision history you can see that nobody improved this suggestion. – Mark Amery Sep 28 '13 at 15:52
Then two people just accepted it as-is? Or clicked improve and changed nothing? – jmac Sep 28 '13 at 15:58
@jmac: No. I remember someone had suggested an edit on Phys.SE; two people approved, and I improved the edit, and no such problem had occurred. – Dimensio1n0 Sep 28 '13 at 17:00
@PreciousTijesunimi please don't mark this accepted. Bug report should be "closed" only when it's being either fixed or rejected by a dev. – Shadow Wizard Sep 28 '13 at 22:59
I agree with @ShaWizDowArd here. You can untick the checkmark and wait for a moderator/developer to respond to the question. – Amal Murali Sep 28 '13 at 23:01

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