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Not getting edit's +2 rep after reaching 2k rep

I just reached 2000 rep in SO. But, I noticed that I stopped getting reputation for editing posts. Why is that? I have been browsing around and can't find any reference to this matter.


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You only gain reputation from suggested edits, not from direct edits.

When you had less than 2000 reputation, your edits were suggested edits, and needed to be approved by 2 users with 2000+ reputation.

Now that you have 2000 reputation, your edits take effect immediately, with no action required by other users.

From the faq link:

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.

I admit it isn't very clear, but it does have the word "new" in the description. Now that you have reached 2000 rep, you no longer meet this definition of a new user.


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