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I just noticed on the question

  • looking bizarre on IE that the question had been edited by a user with rep score 47.

    How is that even possible, aren't 2000 rep necessary? Unless he somehow lost 1950+ points within the last 50 minutes, but that would be surprising.

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    Haven't you looked at the front page of Meta today? Someone losing 1950 rep in the last 50 minutes would not be that surprising. ;) –  Bill the Lizard Feb 28 '11 at 19:47
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    Speaking of <li> looking bizarre on IE, does this question render like this for anyone else? –  Grace Note Feb 28 '11 at 19:48
        
    I edited it again, since his edit made your HTML invalid –  Andreas Bonini Feb 28 '11 at 19:51
        
    Most people losing rep today lost a few hundreds, that's why 2000 would be more surprising imho, especially if the final score is less than 50 :) –  wildpeaks Feb 28 '11 at 19:56
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    Anyone can edit anything, the edit needs to be approved by a mod ;)

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    Ah I see, thanks for the clarification. –  wildpeaks Feb 28 '11 at 19:32
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    The whole process is described here. With pictures :)

    PS You don't have to be a mod to approve edits, sufficient reputation will do. As I understand, you need 2k to approve post edits, 5k to approve tag wiki edits and 10k to see suggested edits page.

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    Actually you just need the rep to edit to be able to approve an edit. So you just need 2k rep. –  jzd Feb 28 '11 at 19:46
        
    Yep, 5K: see meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/approve-tag-wiki-edits –  fretje Feb 28 '11 at 19:46
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    Oh, yeah, @jzd is right, my link is about the tag wiki edits... sorry for the confusion. –  fretje Feb 28 '11 at 19:47
        
    @jzd @fretje Thanks, guys. –  Nikita Rybak Feb 28 '11 at 19:49
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    An edit can be proposed by any user now, but the edits proposed by people of less than 2K must be confirmed by the user, or a mod, prior to the edit appearing.

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