What is the benefit for the user who edits an answer in order to improve some of its aspects?

Does he get any reputation points when the answer is upvoted?

  • Only when that editor has less than 2000 rep. See "How do suggested edits work?". Otherwise it's only for the benefit of the site.
    – Bart
    May 23, 2013 at 12:40
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    The benefit is to have a better answer for next people entering in the site. May 23, 2013 at 12:41
  • And how much does we get for 1 up-vote?
    – asim-ishaq
    May 23, 2013 at 12:41
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    10 rep for an answer, 5 for a question. Unless you mean the editor. In that case, he gets none.
    – Bart
    May 23, 2013 at 12:42
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    Worth to mention is was already suggested for editors to get reputation when the post is upvoted. May 23, 2013 at 12:46
  • @sha-wiz-dow-ard Someone has edited this question, will he get some points when this question is up-voted?
    – asim-ishaq
    May 23, 2013 at 12:52
  • @asim-ishaq: No. Only the OP will get any reputation change from votes (either up or down).
    – ale
    May 23, 2013 at 12:54

1 Answer 1


If a user doesn't have edit privileges yet and the suggested edit is accepted, the user will gain +2 reputation for the edit. There will be no reputation gains from upvotes on the post.

There are also badges awarded for edits - the Editor, Strunk & White and Copy Editor.

The general benefit is that an answer was made better for everyone who reads it.


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