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Edit a question (from other user) and get +2 rep ?

My reputation just jumped 2 points for no visible reason. The graph shows it being because of this question, but I never answered it, just submitted a small revision.

I've never seen anything on Meta, or S.O. that suggests that Edits earn you rep. What happened?

  • Edited FAQ 'How does reputation work' to include this method of gaining rep. Feb 2, 2011 at 20:57

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As long as you're under 2,000 reputation, you get 2 points (with a maximum of 1,000) for every approved edit you suggested.

  • Up to a maximum of 1,000 points.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Feb 2, 2011 at 20:42
  • Where is that documented? I got pretty confused. Feb 2, 2011 at 20:42
  • @Cpfohl it's documented unofficially here (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/77505/…). It only just got implemented so I'm guessing it might not have made its way to official pages yet.
    – berry120
    Feb 2, 2011 at 23:03
  • Thanks! It's now officially (by me...you should go check accuracy) part of the "How does reputation work" community wiki. Feb 2, 2011 at 23:04

You get reputation if you have an edit suggestion approved.

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