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Very often after I ask a new question on SO, and I see someone has edited my question.

English is not my first language but I try not to make mistakes and keep my questions well formatted. So how can I see the changes?

  • Why do they do it?
  • Do they get easy reputation for this?
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@Georg… :p – DrDro Sep 10 '10 at 13:38
@DrDro: Originally it was about people editing and he "can't see any changes". – Georg Fritzsche Sep 10 '10 at 14:44
possible duplicate of How does editing work? – Shog9 Sep 10 '10 at 15:04
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Do they get easy reputation for this?

Yes if they have less than 2000 rep and suggest an edit and it is accepted, otherwise No. They also can earn badges. Copy Editor, Editor, and Strunk & White being among them.

can I see what did they edit?

Yes. If you click on the date & time next to the edited text that made the edit, it will show you the revision history. For example here.

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Ok, thanks, found it)) – Burjua Sep 10 '10 at 9:51
They actually do a good job, I wouldn't waste my time on adding question mark to someone's question title, thank you good people)))) – Burjua Sep 10 '10 at 9:54
Waiting for someone to add a question mark on this question and we will be done. – DrDro Sep 10 '10 at 12:11
@Burjua: I gotta ask, what's with all the extra ")"s ? – gnostradamus Sep 10 '10 at 14:03
@gnos, Yeah, I was wondering that too. – jjnguy Sep 10 '10 at 15:03
@gnostradamus: I'd assume that @Burjua is from Russia -- Russians often use multiple ')'s in a row as a shorthand for multiple smilies. Unfortunately, it's a regionalism (something only used in one place) that can be very confusing to everyone not from Russia. – HedgeMage Jun 28 '11 at 18:36


They edit the question so that the ones who are reading it understand it better and faster.


Yes, bronze, silver and gold. But it will be childish to believe they are doing it out of sheer competition.

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I have a strange feeling about why this answer has as many votes ... – user150068 Sep 10 '10 at 14:55

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