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How do suggested edits work?

Do you get points for editing somebody else's post? I see a few users who constantly go around just editing others posts. Are they doing this because they are rewarded with points? Do you get points for editing your own posts?

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    Yes, if you have <2k rep and your edits are accepted.
    – Pops
    Oct 10 '11 at 16:19
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    just so i understand correctly - if your rep is > 2k then you are sort of a moderator and won't get extra points for editing a question?
    – cwd
    Oct 10 '11 at 16:23
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    If your rep is >2k, then you have the editing privilege. Oct 10 '11 at 16:27
  • Lance and squillman posted at the same second. I can't decide who to upvote! hm. Given that this is a dupe (see Popular's comment), I choose to upvote...no one. Oct 10 '11 at 16:37
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    so if your rep is > 2k you don't get additional rep points for editing a question?
    – cwd
    Oct 10 '11 at 16:48

If you don't have editing privileges for what you're editing then your edit creates a suggested edit. If that gets approved, you will get 2 reputation.

For normal edits when you have the edit privileges already there is no reputation given, but there are badges to be earned.

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    Ah! So that's why there's almost instant, futile, edits on pretty much anything posted. Badge hunters I gather. Feb 6 '13 at 22:59
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    @Quickredfox Those blasted badge hunters. Jun 24 '16 at 2:04
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    @Quickredfox sounds like a reality TV show in the making. Jul 19 '16 at 22:04
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    I feel there should be mechanism for upvoting edit...? :p An edit may add a lot than an original answer had to offer, but simply not put as separate answer just because it would have been redundant...If say edit is more than 80% of original answer then the OP doing edit deserves at least 2 points for further upvotes on that answer... (am not badge hunter...barely done any edit in past...but about to do my possibly first edit xD)
    – Maha
    Jan 11 '17 at 9:13
  • The big issue is when you have a totally wrong answer -> you put the right answer -> the first user (or someone else) edit the wrong answer using your solution -> people start to down-vote for you since it was posted after the one that was wrong! I had this exact case several days ago (history of the answer show the first wrong answer but seems like the user tried to hide it and removed his comments from the discussion). Jun 28 '18 at 21:52
  • yeeeey! let's gather badges and sell them on ebay for 50 buck!
    – Gravity
    Jul 29 '20 at 15:39

You get 2 rep for an accepted edit suggestion. Beyond that, no.

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