According to How do suggested edits work? the limit is 1,000.

When a suggested edit is approved, the user who suggested it gets +2 reputation. The regular daily reputation cap applies, and the total cap is 1,000.

However at least one user has exceeded 1000 points earned from suggested edits.

On these days Psy earned rep from suggested edits

9/16 144
9/15 200
9/14 200
9/13 194
9/12 2
9/11 200
9/10 200

totaling 1,140 (he earned +2 on other days as well but I stopped looking after it was > 1000)

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    Can you link the user who has allegedly earned more than 1000 from suggested edits? – Grace Note Dec 20 '11 at 21:47
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    You're ignoring tag wiki edits – random Dec 20 '11 at 21:48
  • @GraceNote sure I held back because I didn't want to call it out if the was just that the faq was wrong. – Some Helpful Commenter Dec 20 '11 at 21:49
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    Looks like someone there found out about the KBD tag and went crazy loco on it – random Dec 20 '11 at 21:51
  • @random Even tag wiki edits are suggested edits. Only 20k users can edit a tag wiki without the edit gets first approved. – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '11 at 21:55
  • Holy shiznit, that is a a lot of edits in a row hehe – Naftali aka Neal Dec 20 '11 at 21:57
  • @random thats what it seems like ‮ – Naftali aka Neal Dec 20 '11 at 21:59
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    The answer for "How do suggested edits work?" doesn't seems to be updated. As far as I have experienced, for example, as 10k user I can approve any tag wiki edit I have not proposed, independently from the score I have on that tag. – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '11 at 22:02
  • In my previous comment, I was referring to the following sentences, contained in the answer to that question: "Users with 20k rep, tag leaders and tag bronze badge holders have full editing rights on tag wikis. They are the only users with the right to approve tag wikis." – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '11 at 23:05

The total limit is and always was 1000.

However, there was a nasty series of bugs that caused the limit not to be enforced.

The bug is now fixed, which totally sucks for 10 users on SO, that managed to do a ginormous amount of editing and now are going to lose some rep. The worst impacted user will lose upwards of 1000 rep points.

To help diagnose this in future, the rep report will tell you how close you are to meeting the limit.

earned XX reputation out of a maximum of 1000 from suggested edits

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  • to be deployed either today or tomorrow – waffles Dec 21 '11 at 1:56
  • I thought it was going to be closer to 13 – Some Helpful Commenter Dec 21 '11 at 3:17
  • 10-13 .. who's counting :) yeah I think you are right – waffles Dec 21 '11 at 3:43

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