Just now I edited an answer and got four points instead of two.

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I checked Suggested edit gained 4 reputation points, but I already had a few other suggested edits approved, and it has always been two points...

Here is the question:


Is this a bug?


Checking the revisions, I can see two revisions, both at same time and the content is also the same. Links are also identical. Possibly this is the cause of the issue I feel:

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  • It would help diagnose the issue if you linked the question it occurred in.
    – jmac
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:48
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    @jmac looks like this is the edited post: stackoverflow.com/a/21154838/839601
    – gnat
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:49
  • Thanks gnat.. thats the link..
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:50
  • You could edit again to do the syntax as well and get another 2 rep Jan 16, 2014 at 12:06
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    Maybe, posting the edit data two times (clicking the button twice) and some connection or database issues may cause the edit validity check to fail and recorded it twice to db.
    – Mp0int
    Jan 16, 2014 at 12:23
  • Agree with @FallenAngel, sounds like temporary glitch in database. Unless someone can find a way to reproduce. Jan 16, 2014 at 12:55
  • @ShadowWizard : Marking it as duplicate obviously suggests this was observed earlier..:)
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 14:35
  • @RoyMJ database glitch can happen more than once, yep. Jan 16, 2014 at 14:39
  • @ShadowWizard : okay...:)
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 14:40

1 Answer 1


You suggested two separate edits as seen on the revisions page:

Two Revisions

Both seem to lead to the same suggested edit though: First and Second.

The suggested edit was approved and seems to have given you credit for two edits even though the second seems to have no content. That would be +4 rep.

  • Actually i havent submitted it twice.. And if you see, you can understand there are no changes also in both versions?
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:53
  • I wouldnt be able to submit unchanged version right without sufficient changes?
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:54
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    You have linked the same suggested edit twice. Also in the revision page see the timing of both suggested edits.
    – Himanshu
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:55
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    @hims056 not quite so, it started with revisions history which lists same suggestion twice: stackoverflow.com/posts/21154838/revisions (smells like a data race somewhere in the system)
    – gnat
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:56
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    @hims056 : Actually there are two revisions, both at same time and same content. That ought to be the issue...
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:58
  • @hims, sorry 'bout that, I copied the two links separately, not realizing they both lead to the same place. That's odd.
    – jmac
    Jan 16, 2014 at 7:00
  • No one can suggest the same post twice.
    – Bala
    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:08
  • @Bala, yet somehow, as shown there, it happened.
    – jmac
    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:09
  • I really should've checked the network tool in browser to see what was happening..
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:25

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