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New Community Review badges

This might be an interesting benefit for people like myself, who don't ask or answer much, but instead have an interest in learning.

Anyway, I've been a member of SO for a year and a half now and my rep is fairly low. I only code occasionally (with university and all) so I'm still a bit of a novice, and don't have much insight to offer to existing questions. Most questions I have myself are already answered.

I do lurk frequently and am very happy to see the new edit-review system rolling out. I understand most questions, even though I can't answer them. I've always wanted to be able to edit some for formatting or clarity. Now I can!

Anyway, there are some limits set on the editing. It has to be approved by either two people or a 20k user/mod(?). It seems a bit slow, especially for trivial edits like grammar, tags or formatting.

Could there be badges awarded to accurate review editors? Or (my personal feature-request), an edit-accuracy system which will allow frequent reviewers who have a high rate of edit acceptance to have the full editing powers of 3k users at a lower level?


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It is a bit early to be discussing this, short answer is we do not know.

I totally support having a badge or 2 that relate to this feature.

I am strongly against unlocking full edit rights for users with less that 2k rep. This would heavily complicate things and not be obvious at all. All of our privileges have a reputation level.

We are probably going to allow you to level up to around 1k rep using edits only, it will be fairly slow at 2 rep a pop (we may require a percentage of answer/question rep and other caps), plans are to cap the benefit from edits to 1000 rep.

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    Having a "first peer reviewed edit" badge would create a problem: a first badge that is only possible with less reputation. Invitation for sock puppet accounts?
    – Richard
    Jan 25, 2011 at 8:48

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