The end of my reputation listing on SuperUser says:

earned 1000 reputation from suggested edits

But I only have 499 +2's in the reputation listing. And since 499 * 2 != 1000, something is a bit odd here.

I am going to guess that this somehow tied up in the fact that I am <2k but have over 500 edits and yesterday saw this:

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Which corresponds with this:

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Interestingly neither of these appears in my reputation detail:

-- 2017-03-20 rep 0 

 2   1200093 (10)
-- 2017-07-31 rep +10   = 1680      
-- 2017-08-02 rep 0     = 1680      
-- 2017-08-24 rep 0     = 1680  

So the reputation details claims 1000 points awarded, but I have only been awarded 998. Is this expected behavior, or is this a bug?

Update after duplicate link:

While the linked duplicate certainly does explain what the -2 reverted means, it does not address why the rep output claims that I have been awarded 1000 points for editing, when in fact it looks like I have only been awarded 998.


1 Answer 1


Moderators and Post Owners can override an approved edit which causes the person who suggested the edit to lose the 2 rep they gained as a result of edit approval.

Did you check the revision of that post?

The Post Owner over-rode your approved edit. He rolled it back to revision 1.

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  • 3
    Thanks for the answer, but this does not address: why does the rep detail indicate 1000 points given, but only 998 points are actually given. Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 13:41
  • 1000 points given but a -2 is then taken away Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 13:46

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