If a user writes a post that gets marked as "spam" or "rude or abusive", he/she loses 100 reputation. Does this also happen when the user suggests an edit that gets rejected as "spam or vandalism"?


No, this doesn't happen. I'm sure somebody would have noticed and/or complained about it on Meta, and it's not listed in any of the questions here, including the FAQ.

It would take only 2 users (or even 1 in case of the author reviewing the edit) to impose this penalty on the user who suggested the edit, that seems too prone for mistakes (or maybe even targeting a specific user).

Largely speaking, all of the rejection reasons have the same effect. The exception is that suggested edits rejected as spam aren't visible for anonymous users.

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    I thought the IP address gets blocked if an anonymous user suggests an edit which is rejected as spam, but this answer seems to suggest it applies to other rejection reasons too. – Glorfindel Aug 28 at 10:36
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    It's probably also worth noting that suggested edits can be made by anonymous users (eg: they don't even have an account) - therefore, there'd not be an account to impose a penalty against... – Jon Clements Aug 28 at 10:40
  • Yes. As "spam", "rude or abusive", and "in need of moderator intervention" flags have more extra weight / high priority than the other flags, it appears as if "spam or vandalism" and "causes harm" rejection reasons are slightly heavier than the other reasons, but the gap is not as wide. – Maika Sakuranomiya Nov 3 at 6:15

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