/help/whats-reputation page (e.g.) it says this:
However, one actually needs reputation to have full editing privileges, so this statement is not true; without 2,000 reputation and 20,000 reputations, edits to posts and tag wikis, respectively, have to go through a queue.
TL;DR: This page states that editing does not need any reputation at all, when it actually has very major limits without certain privileges. Can this be changed to clarify, or at least state that editing doesn't need reputation less unequivocally?