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Just wondering does editing your own question/answer cause reputation loss?

Yes or No?

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If you do not have editing privileges, you may gain 2 reputation for suggesting an edit to another person's post if it is accepted. Otherwise, you neither gain nor lose reputation for editing posts.

However, editing is encouraged to make the site's content better, and is rewarded by a whole slew of badges (Cleanup, Copy Editor, Editor, Organizer, Strunk & White, Tag Editor, and Taxonomist).

There are many good posts on editing guidelines here on Meta, so search around for that if you need additional help.

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I can't believe this answer got accepted, that is not what the OP asked, what is wrong with this world??S!??!?S?1? –  jmfsg Oct 26 '10 at 17:56
    
Editing your own answer or question enough times will change it to Community Wiki. Doesn't this cause reputation loss (visible when a recalc happens)? –  Peter Mortensen Oct 26 '10 at 22:59
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@Peter: Votes from before the post was converted to CW still count toward the owner's reputation. –  Jon Seigel Oct 27 '10 at 1:28
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No

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OK, thank you :) –  Chankey Pathak Oct 26 '10 at 16:18
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I would add that you are encouraged to edit your question/answer to clarify it and make it better. –  HoLyVieR Oct 26 '10 at 16:18
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