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Adding incentive for editing

Is explicitly accepting the edit of my question by some other user by "voting up the revision" a good idea?

Such edits can contribute to the question a lot but the work goes uncounted.

I have "rollback" button if I disagree the edit (never occured yet), but don't have the opposite thing.

I think a good place for voting controls is near "edited 9 hours ago" label for myself (as I see what's changed without hints) and in stackoverflow.com/posts/.../revisions page for everyone else.

  • How do you vote up a revision? May 21 '10 at 0:40
  • @John Saunders I can't. This is a feature request.
    – Vi.
    May 21 '10 at 0:43
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    What exactly would we get from voting on revisions? You can roll back if it was non-sense, if you agree simply leave it. May 21 '10 at 2:05
  • @gf, Simply leaving gives no advantage to the editor. I want the feature to support good edits by voting system, so users can edit other's questions not just to make them better, but also to gain points.
    – Vi.
    May 21 '10 at 8:27
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    BTW: edits don't require "moderators" as such. Just a user with 2000 rep (100 for CW posts). By "moderator" we generally mean the guys with diamonds after their usernames. They have powers beyond the ken of mortal users. May 21 '10 at 9:45
  • @dmckee I mean users who can edit others' questions.
    – Vi.
    May 21 '10 at 18:29
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    Possible duplicates (at least a similar idea was discussed in them): Adding incentive for editing and Rep for editing?
    – Gnoupi
    May 21 '10 at 19:01
  • @Gnoupi Yes, it is the same. They wasn't showed up in similar questions list when I was entering this question.
    – Vi.
    May 21 '10 at 20:00
  • I agree with this suggestion. I've just improved a question and it got +3 upvotes. It would be nice if others could vote on my revision, it would be a great incentive for everyone to improve the content on SO.
    – BrunoLM
    Sep 9 '10 at 12:58

I think this is unnecessary. There's a lot of editing happening on the sites and I don't think we need to reward editing with more rep, it seems to happen organically. I think that adding such a feature to vote up edits would be confusing and wouldn't have much benefit. As others have said, if you disagree with an edit, roll back, otherwise you agree :-)

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