When I first started on SE, I thought that making edits was a cheap way to earn reputation, I'd notice the same people making tiny edits to what seemed like almost every answer and question, what I perceived as an apparent attempt to hoard easy reputation. Just recently I noticed something that made me kind of happy:
You gain reputation when:
- suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user)
Fortunately, there's a cap on how much easy rep you can accumulate.
So now I'm curious, is there somewhere you can check to see how much of your total, allowed, edit rep you've earned is? When you reach the maximum, are you notified that you're at your max and don't get anymore rep? What happens when you have enough reputation for edits to be applied automatically? Do you still collect reputation for edits after that or do you simply lose the perk at that point?