Recently I had edited a question of following link.

I edited a question in that link as it was not formatted correctly. So I formatted text in the link and added comment as formatting text.

But after some time my reputation was not increased so I check that question again if my edit was accepted or not and yes my edit was accepted but repo was not increased.

My question:- Is there any possibilities that your reputation will not increased for editing because of the person who asked question, edited again the same question in the same way you edited? Or there is any more possibilities?

  • yes but not before me – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 10:47
  • That is the point. – Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 10:48
  • Where did you get the impression your edition was accepted? Note that that edit was credited to the OP. – David Robinson Mar 5 '13 at 10:49
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    One side note about your edits: Please don't use code formatting just to highlight random things. It should only be used for actual code; not names or simple key words. – Andrew Barber Mar 5 '13 at 10:53
  • @DavidRobinson I cannot find any where that my edition was accepted but the edition that I made was as same as the edit right now – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 10:54
  • @AndrewBarber So what would you suggest for that kind of editing + formatting text in the asked question – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 10:55
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    In this post you highlighted 'cursor'. That didn't need to be highlighted at all, and it isn't code, so it shouldn't be in code format, anyway. In this edit you did it all over the place; none of those should have been done; that edit was properly rejected as a result. Here you did the same to 'activity'. Here, spinner. Etc... – Andrew Barber Mar 5 '13 at 10:59
  • Looks like the suggestion was rejected: stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1649671 – Toon Krijthe Mar 5 '13 at 11:00
  • @ToonKrijthe: a bit late to the analysis, are we? :-P – Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 11:01
  • I got it so what is a proper way to edit a question? I am little bit confused – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 11:06
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    Make significant, valuable improvements. Highlighting words generally is not useful. Instead, do things like the code formatting (where you properly indent code, for example); that is useful. – Andrew Barber Mar 5 '13 at 11:13
  • OK thanks for your suggestion I'll keep in mind form now before editing – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 11:16
  • one more question recently I flagged an answer as an not an original answer so it was also not accepted, I do not have link to that answer. Could you explain me why is that so?? – Abhinav Singh Maurya Mar 5 '13 at 11:20

The OP edited the question instead, and as a result your suggested edit was automatically rejected.

Edits that do not go into the review queue (by the original owner, or by people with 2k+ reputation) always trump a suggested edit. The owner must have been in the middle of editing the question still when you submitted your suggestion, so the OP was never informed of your edit either.

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