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Adding incentive for editing

Is explicitly accepting the edit of my question by some other user by "voting up the revision" a good idea?

Such edits can contribute to the question a lot but the work goes uncounted.

I have "rollback" button if I disagree the edit (never occured yet), but don't have the opposite thing.

I think a good place for voting controls is near "edited 9 hours ago" label for myself (as I see what's changed without hints) and in stackoverflow.com/posts/.../revisions page for everyone else.

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marked as duplicate by M. Tibbits, Pops, Lance Roberts, random Aug 31 '11 at 16:25

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How do you vote up a revision? –  John Saunders May 21 '10 at 0:40
    
@John Saunders I can't. This is a feature request. –  Vi. May 21 '10 at 0:43
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What exactly would we get from voting on revisions? You can roll back if it was non-sense, if you agree simply leave it. –  Georg Fritzsche May 21 '10 at 2:05
    
@gf, Simply leaving gives no advantage to the editor. I want the feature to support good edits by voting system, so users can edit other's questions not just to make them better, but also to gain points. –  Vi. May 21 '10 at 8:27
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BTW: edits don't require "moderators" as such. Just a user with 2000 rep (100 for CW posts). By "moderator" we generally mean the guys with diamonds after their usernames. They have powers beyond the ken of mortal users. –  dmckee May 21 '10 at 9:45
    
@dmckee I mean users who can edit others' questions. –  Vi. May 21 '10 at 18:29
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Possible duplicates (at least a similar idea was discussed in them): Adding incentive for editing and Rep for editing? –  Gnoupi May 21 '10 at 19:01
    
@Gnoupi Yes, it is the same. They wasn't showed up in similar questions list when I was entering this question. –  Vi. May 21 '10 at 20:00
    
I agree with this suggestion. I've just improved a question and it got +3 upvotes. It would be nice if others could vote on my revision, it would be a great incentive for everyone to improve the content on SO. –  BrunoLM Sep 9 '10 at 12:58

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I think this is unnecessary. There's a lot of editing happening on the sites and I don't think we need to reward editing with more rep, it seems to happen organically. I think that adding such a feature to vote up edits would be confusing and wouldn't have much benefit. As others have said, if you disagree with an edit, roll back, otherwise you agree :-)

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