Very often after I ask a new question on SO, and I see someone has edited my question.

English is not my first language but I try not to make mistakes and keep my questions well formatted. So how can I see the changes?

  • Why do they do it?
  • Do they get easy reputation for this?

2 Answers 2


Do they get easy reputation for this?

Yes if they have less than 2000 rep and suggest an edit and it is accepted, otherwise No. They also can earn badges. Copy Editor, Editor, and Strunk & White being among them.

can I see what did they edit?

Yes. If you click on the date & time next to the edited text that made the edit, it will show you the revision history. For example here.

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    They actually do a good job, I wouldn't waste my time on adding question mark to someone's question title, thank you good people))))
    – Burjua
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 9:54
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    Waiting for someone to add a question mark on this question and we will be done.
    – DrDro
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 12:11
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    @Burjua: I gotta ask, what's with all the extra ")"s ? Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 14:03
  • @gnos, Yeah, I was wondering that too.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 15:03
  • @gnostradamus: I'd assume that @Burjua is from Russia -- Russians often use multiple ')'s in a row as a shorthand for multiple smilies. Unfortunately, it's a regionalism (something only used in one place) that can be very confusing to everyone not from Russia.
    – HedgeMage
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 18:36


They edit the question so that the ones who are reading it understand it better and faster.


Yes, bronze, silver and gold. But it will be childish to believe they are doing it out of sheer competition.

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    I have a strange feeling about why this answer has as many votes ...
    – user150068
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 14:55
  • I simply do this - last time, I edited your "i"-s to "I"-s in gamedev - for the sake to not letting something bad, which can be made better. But I won't make free work for the SE Inc until I live. So, the compromise between these motivations that I do this until I get my golden badge for this work.
    – peterh
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 13:44
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    lemme guess, your ban isn't working properly @peterh
    – user202362
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 14:22
  • @Telkitty Let me guess, now you think you are harassing me.
    – peterh
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 14:53

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