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 Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:47
  • That is the point. Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:48
  • Where did you get the impression your edition was accepted? Note that that edit was credited to the OP. Commented Mar 5, 2013 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. Commented Mar 5, 2013 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 Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:54
  • @AndrewBarber So what would you suggest for that kind of editing + formatting text in the asked question Commented Mar 5, 2013 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... Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:59
  • Looks like the suggestion was rejected: stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1649671 Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:00
  • @ToonKrijthe: a bit late to the analysis, are we? :-P Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:01
  • I got it so what is a proper way to edit a question? I am little bit confused Commented Mar 5, 2013 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. Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:13
  • OK thanks for your suggestion I'll keep in mind form now before editing Commented Mar 5, 2013 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?? Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 11:20

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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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