Reputation points for editing?
I was thinking about how Stack Overflow (and sibling sites) could support reputation points for providing edits to other users posts. I was thinking some combination of the Levenshtein distance algorithm, percentage of content change, and time since last edit (e.g. encourage others to come back and edit some time after the post "cools down"). This way users who provide, hopefully, good edits for the benefit of the community can share in earning reputation points if the revised post is voted up.
I think everyone is focusing on the suggestion for earning reputation points for edits, and not on the approach that may (or may not) be new. I understand others have suggested adding the ability to earn reputation points on edits - not a new suggestion. What I think is a new suggestion is how one might determine if an edit sufficiently adds value and is therefore worthy of earning reputation. Could someone re-open this question and offer comments/answers on that part of the suggestion? Thanks!