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I recently added a link to the question posted on the De Bruijn-Erdos theorem. For some reason I received two reputation, but this doesn't seem to be one of the cases listed in the FAQ reputation section for the main site.

This is the first time I edited a question, since I don't have the required 2000 to do so quickly, and this surprised me. I'm curious, is this supposed to happen, or was it just a fluke? Thanks.

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Yes, it is a new feature to give 2 points to a user for suggesting an edit that is approved.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Jonas, I didn't know that had been added so recently. $\endgroup$ – yunone Feb 5 '11 at 5:37
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, that's why users have been suggesting so many edits lately... I thought they were just being nice. $\endgroup$ – Qiaochu Yuan Feb 5 '11 at 16:33
  • $\begingroup$ But a person gets the +2 only if s/he doesn't have the 2000 reputation needed to edit without approval, right? So it's a means of getting more people to 2000? $\endgroup$ – Tom Au Aug 22 '12 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ @TomAu: That's true, editing without approval doesn't give points. It could be seen partly as a means of getting more people to 2000, but I don't know what all the SE team had in mind. You might find more explanation searching meta.stackoverflow.com, and you might be interested in this question $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Aug 23 '12 at 1:53

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