I recently suggested an edit to a question on StackOverflow. This edit got approved, but I received 4 reputation points for that suggestion.

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Shouldn't that be just two points - or am I missing something here?

My first thought was that I suggested two edits, but that would have been to simple:

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Looking at the revision history of that question I can see 4 revisions - could it be that I received credit for the edit made by Nuffin? And if so, is that a or ?

  • Did you suggest multiple edits to that post?
    – Servy
    Jan 8, 2013 at 15:50
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    You had 4 accepts on the edit rather than the required 3. The final 2 edits were submitted in the same second as each other... might indicate some race condition with both the final accepts accepting the edit.
    – Matt
    Jan 8, 2013 at 15:52
  • @Servy no, just one - see updated question. Jan 8, 2013 at 15:52
  • @Matt thanks for the meta-tag edit - didn't know about that ;) Regarding the race condition: That seems to me like a bug... Jan 8, 2013 at 15:54
  • @Spontifixus: Two different Matt's (or Mat's ;)). I'm only guessing at the race condition of course... not a lot of detail to go on :).
    – Matt
    Jan 8, 2013 at 15:56
  • @benisuǝqbackwards I don't think that this is an exact duplicate. Apart from that this question seems to be answered, too - see Matt's comment from Jan 8'13 at 15:52. Jan 16, 2014 at 13:21
  • That's not a answer, it's a guess @Spontifixus... (one I upvoted back when it was first made). Jan 16, 2014 at 13:33

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I can think of other option, too. That was the case when I had got 4 points for an edit. I had first suggested an edit on some post.

Just after I edited, I noticed something in the same post, which needed to be improved. While I was making necessary changes, my previous edit got approved. I submitted second edit, which was also approved. As per my knowledge, revision graphs don't show different edits for same user which was done during 5 minutes. And that duration was just a minute, or two. So it showed like "4 points for one suggested edit."

  • That could have been the case in your case. My question already states that I suggested only one edit. Jan 21, 2013 at 9:42
  • @Spontifixus, Ok. I thought you might have done some edit in that 5 minute period, which was also approved after first edit. It doesn't show in graphs. So I just suggested Jan 21, 2013 at 9:44

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