Something weird happened to me. On the main site (Stack Overflow) I have an account with low reputation points (196) and until two days ago I was able to edit others people questions. So till then I believed that editing questions is allowed no-matter how low is your reputation points.

Suddenly (two days ago) I realized that I couldn't edit questions anymore. "Account is not allowed to suggest edits", is the message appearing when I hover over the edit link now. By searching the site information I saw that editing requries at least 2,000 reputation points.

How was I able to edit the question in the first days?

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At first, you could suggest edits. You can do this at any amount of rep. Your edits must go through a queue to be reviewed though. (At 2000 reputation, you don't have to go through a queue and your edits edit automatically.)

What probably happened is that too many of your edits were rejected, so you can't suggest edits anymore.

Here are some of your edits that were rejected as "too minor." All you did was add a tag (and in the message you said "improved formatting" which doesn't make much sense.) Please only make substantive edits that improved multiple parts of the post.

Here are some more "Too minor" edits.

In this edit, you added "Thank you." Please don't do that, it is clutter and frowned upon at Stack Overflow.

I can see this in your stats:

Editor Stats

  • apomene had 65 edit suggestions approved, and 27 edit suggestions rejected
  • Although it is a "taboo"- "Thank you a Lot".. a really appreciate for the feedback..
    – apomene
    Mar 22, 2013 at 23:33
  • 1
    @apomene: not in questions. It makes it look like you're soliciting answers. Thank me after I give the answer, if you really really want, as a comment. Mar 23, 2013 at 0:06
  • 2
    Or more appropriately by assigning the checkmark below the answer if you asked it :D
    – jcolebrand
    Mar 23, 2013 at 5:53
  • How long before edit rights be restored?@Doorknob
    – kabuto178
    Apr 10, 2013 at 12:38
  • @kabuto178 The ban is 1 week long
    – Doorknob
    Apr 10, 2013 at 12:46
  • To regain permission to edit, will it be done automatically?
    – kabuto178
    Apr 10, 2013 at 12:51
  • @kabuto178 yes.
    – Doorknob
    Apr 10, 2013 at 12:55

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