In the last week+ I've edited a lot of posts (through seeing many issues) and earned reasonable rep for it (despite accepted edits in the suggested queue). But, for some reason, I no-longer earn rep for editing... I noticed this in the last 24 hours and I'd like to know why?

I've had both the time and inclination to edit posts - Because I feel I'm contributing, earning rep and also because I believe it's valuable to others (if a post is clearer, even by a marginal amount, then people are more likely to readily understand, comment and answer!).

My edits have included many corrections including, but not limited to:

  • Correcting or enabling code display (through poor markdown)
  • Improving formatting
  • Grammar and associated issues
  • Plural usage and punctuation
  • Etc.

And in various combinations.

... But never removing or correcting the manner in which the OP communicates. Sometimes, I find myself wanting to just apply the <code> tag to missed opportunities, but I can't (yet).

Sure, there are probably instances of edits where I've done little to improve a post; but sometimes a 'little' counts, but I'm confused as to why I'm no-longer receiving rep for my efforts...

Is there some sort of imposed/modded limit/flag for users editing too many posts or with too many rejected edits?

  • There's a 1k limit to edits.
    – Mysticial
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:05
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    @Mysticial I've made 501 to date!
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:08
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    There you have it, 500 x 2 = 1000 reputation. Plus, one more upvote, and you're above 2k, which means you can no longer suggest edits anyway but will instead be actually making edits.
    – jmort253
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:09
  • Now fully understood.
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:17
  • So do we get any reputation for making edits after 2k reputation.? Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 6:10
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    No. After 2k it doesn't count for new rep.
    – AndrewC
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 7:05

2 Answers 2


Your Stack Overflow reputation is 1913, which is close to the 2000 cutoff to gain full editing permissions. When you go over that mark, then you can no longer suggest edits but actually get to make edits.

As Mysticial says, the limit on suggested edits is 1000 reputation, or 500 accepted suggested edits, so you effectively exhausted your suggested edits just in time for it to not make an impact on your reputation anymore. Perfect timing! ;)

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    Oh the irony... But at no time did the system intelligently tell me "You've reached your limit"...
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:16
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    @nickhar If your suggestions are good (and they can't be too bad if you reach the cap), the system doesn't want you to stop :D Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:19
  • @DanielFischer Meh, I've read and pointed to the FAQ more times than I'd like to mention, but still... I missed it.
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:23
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    I feel a feature-request coming on...
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:34

From the FAQ:

You can only earn a maximum of +1000 total reputation through suggested edits

You've currently made 597 suggestions - assuming at least 500 were accepted, that makes the 1000 rep limit earned off them.

  • Appreciate your comment here - missed that oh-so-important point in the FAQ.
    – nickhar
    Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 2:24

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