Despite this statement on MSO, I seem to have gotten 2 reputation points for editing a question.

Form https://dba.stackexchange.com/reputation I see that I got 2 rep points:

-- 2011-03-05 rep +7    = 910       
 2      1584 (5)
 16      866 (2)
-- 2011-03-06 rep +7    = 917       

here on dba you see, that I only added a tag.

What happened?

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The other way to gain reputation is by suggesting edits to existing posts as a new registered user. Each edit will be peer reviewed, and if it is accepted, you will earn +2 reputation. You can only earn a maximum of +1000 total reputation through suggested edits, however.

From the FAQ (this "suggested edits" thing is still fairly new).

Also (this might be the thing that's particularly confusing here, since you have >200 rep on dba) see Retagging through suggested edits

  • 2
    I still think this behaviour makes no sense...
    – Jon Seigel
    Mar 6, 2011 at 18:06
  • @Jon why? He retagged a question. The edit got peer reviewed and approved, and gained him +2. What's the problem?
    – Pekka
    Mar 6, 2011 at 20:19
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    @Pekka: He's over the rep required for the retag privilege, so he didn't really need to go through the peer review process.
    – Jon Seigel
    Mar 6, 2011 at 20:22
  • @Jon ah, I see.
    – Pekka
    Mar 6, 2011 at 20:23

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