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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:

https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21154838/revisions

Is this a bug?

Update:

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 '14 at 6:48
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    @jmac looks like this is the edited post: stackoverflow.com/a/21154838/839601
    – gnat
    Jan 16 '14 at 6:49
  • Thanks gnat.. thats the link..
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16 '14 at 6:50
  • You could edit again to do the syntax as well and get another 2 rep Jan 16 '14 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. Jan 16 '14 at 12:23
  • Agree with @FallenAngel, sounds like temporary glitch in database. Unless someone can find a way to reproduce. Jan 16 '14 at 12:55
  • @ShadowWizard : Marking it as duplicate obviously suggests this was observed earlier..:)
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16 '14 at 14:35
  • @RoyMJ database glitch can happen more than once, yep. Jan 16 '14 at 14:39
  • @ShadowWizard : okay...:)
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16 '14 at 14:40
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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.

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  • 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 '14 at 6:53
  • I wouldnt be able to submit unchanged version right without sufficient changes?
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16 '14 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. Jan 16 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 7:00
  • No one can suggest the same post twice.
    – Bala
    Jan 16 '14 at 10:08
  • @Bala, yet somehow, as shown there, it happened.
    – jmac
    Jan 16 '14 at 10:09
  • I really should've checked the network tool in browser to see what was happening..
    – Roy M J
    Jan 16 '14 at 10:25

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