As mentioned in this Meta question, approval of an edit suggestion gives the suggester +2 reputation.

If the suggestion is rejected, does it cost the suggester any rep?

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No, but repeated edit suggestion rejections from multiple users will cause your edit suggestion rights to be suspended for (n) days, where n is currently 7.

Note that after a recent change, automatic rejections due to edit conflicts are ignored and won't affect the suggested edit ban mechanism. (only rejections made by actual users)

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    I got hit with this in making tag wiki edit suggestions. I have no idea why, since most of my suggestions were adding tag-wiki excerpts to tags which didn't have them. Honestly, I feel smacked for trying to make the site better. meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/911/… :(
    – mattdm
    Commented Mar 28, 2011 at 2:32
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    Can you please clarify this? I've made a lot of edit suggestions recently, some of which were rejected. I don't want to risk getting blocked, so I'd like to know what the criteria for a block are. As I'm reading it, multiple rejected suggestions in a row with different people rejecting each suggestion will get you blocked. If you make an approved suggestion in-between those rejected ones, you won't. Is this correct? Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 10:33


I have no facts backing up this answer but, doing so would be incredible stupid as it would discourage people from trying to make SE a better place.

And since the SE team make 84.76% more good decisions than bad I'm betting the answer is no.

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    Technically it would discourage people from trying to make SE a worse place (since edit suggestions are generally approved unless they reduce the quality of the post), similar to how the existence of answer downvotes discourages people from posting terrible answers. But I think you're right that there's no penalty Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 22:07

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