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Does one also get reputation for editing questions?

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 ...
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Proposed FAQ “move personal material to bottom of question” and carte blanche for edits to do this.

When viewing the Questions list, it is common to see personal introductory material ("I just saw this problem and thought it would be interesting to post ... " ) that pushes most or all of the actual ...
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I edited an “on hold” question but it is still closed

I edited this question today to provide some context for things I've tried but it was still closed. Is this because the original poster posed the question too simply or is it still in a state to be ...
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Change of title without editing history

I was looking at the list of hot questions and I saw this: Thinking someone was trolling, I clicked on the question, only to find that the offending word had changed to 'pseudoprime': There was no ...
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Wrong timing for comment editing blocking?

I just wanted to edit a comment of mine that was shown as "3 min ago". When I hit the button to commit the edit, I was told that editing is only possible for 5 minutes. OK, so I took too long to edit? ...
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Editing already settled questions: Does it bring anything?

This is a general question regarding the editing of the questions. I see that recently many old question on Mathematics Stack Exchange are modified by the a single user and hence are shown at the ...
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Tag editing gone rogue

When reporting a new layout bug to the design change thread, I noticed the following: (many irrelevant tags) But hitting the "edit" button ("edit tags" won't work due to layout issues) I get this: ...
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Over-writing an edit

A curious thing happened. I edited the tags on a question. Simultaneously, a user proposed an edit to the title of the question. That user's edit was approved a few minutes later, and one effect of ...
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Suggested Edits?

I was recently editing a post. However, my edit could not be submitted and the error said It has to be a suggested edit." What does it mean and does it have something to do with reputation? EDIT: ...
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Editing long questions in stages

I have tried several times now to start on editing a long question that needs serious reformatting. But halfway through someone else edits the question and I can't (or don't feel I shouldn't) finish ...
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How to edit a long post?

Sometimes I spend around 5 minutes editing some post, correcting TeX commands, etc. But when I submit my edit I discover that somebody already did another one. But sometimes his edit is not so ...
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tags should be editable despite pending edit to text and vice versa

When an edit to a question is pending, it's impossible (for users with sufficiently high reputation) to edit it without dealing with the pending edit. I'm not sure I like that behaviour in general, ...
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“Minor edit” feature for trusted users

People frequently ask about the etiquette of making minor edits to many old articles, say to retag them, or to correct typography or spelling. There seems to be consensus that this is bad manners, ...
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Questions with “my teacher said (…)”

It has been asked here about questions with "my $X$ said", where $X$ is more general than "teacher". It seems the consensus is that this is irrelevant to the question. The point of the post I linked, ...
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“Hidden content” in a question

I recently noticed this question: Symmetric Group $S_n$ is generated by transpositions. (Here is link to the revision at the time.) This question looked that way: I have to proof, that a symmetric ...
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Increase time limit of comment editing?

Sometimes a comment may be long enough, sometimes it contains formulas which may be incorrectly displayed or not displayed at all because of wrong number of parentheses... I often need to delete and ...
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Multiple Edits should not end up in Multiple +2's

I realised, when editing a post a second time, I got an additional +2 rep. Does this make sense? I think it's ok once. Is it possible to restrict it?
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Why have I been banned from suggesting edits to posts?

The title pretty much says it all, but I will provide a bit more information. Last night I realized there was a user who was tagging multiple multivariable calculus questions as real-analysis, and ...
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Why allow multiple parallel edits but accept only one?

As I just found out, multiple people can edit a question at the same time. I happened to be the one to submit last. The red notification that told me that I cannot submit that edit was really pretty, ...
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Can't edit Edit Summary

I make an edit, and type something in the Edit Summary box. Then I realise five minutes later that my edit summary was wrong. So I click on "edited 5 mins ago", and then on "edit" (with mouse-over ...
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Was this edit rejected? Why wasn't I notified?

Earlier this evening, I suggested an edit to this post which was much like this: I'm posting this screenshot in case this duplicate edit gets rejected too. Because it seems my previous one was. ...
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Raise minimum edit threshold for “bumping” edited post to top of list.

Fixing a typo currently moves a question to the top of the list. Probably it has been discussed on meta.SO, but: if there were a way of doing this a few characters at a time without bumping the post ...
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Is it possible to regain ownership of a post I edited more than 10 times?

I was wondering if I could regain ownership of the following post from last week. Evaluating the log gamma integral $\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma (x) \, \mathrm dx$ in terms of the Hurwitz zeta function
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How to cross out in editing?

I see some people put a line through a sentence to cross out a sentence. How to do that?
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What is the proper procedure to handle a minor question edit mistake?

I recently saw where another person mistakenly edited a question so that instead of asking about modulo values of $-1$, it was now for $1$. This mismatched the title & the rest of the text, so it ...
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Renaming old questions

I occasionally go on a link-click binge through the linked-and-related questions sidebar. This past-time has led me to several interesting questions with exemplary answers, and I'm sure I've learned a ...
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This edit (odd use of quote feature for “highlighting”) doesn't seem right?

Is edit #3 on this post a valid edit? It doesn't seem to make much sense to me; the OP wasn't actually quoting that paragraph from anywhere. The editor left the comment "Highlighting", but that doesn'...
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Sweeping suggested edits where “Anonymous User” is probably the OP

I've recently come across a number of cases in reviewing where a suggested edit is made which would be too unilateral to approve of because it interferes with the original poster's implicit wishes - ...
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Edit on Low Quality Posts

When reviewing a Low Quality Post I accidentally edited it when, of course, you should only do this if you think you can fix the post, because after an edit the queue moves on. (The edit was just to ...
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Best approach for fixing a mistake when your edits are rejected?

I recently noticed that this answer is incorrect, as the value for $\theta$ is off by a factor of $360^\circ$. After pointing out the error to the OP in the comments, he said he would take another ...
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Finding MathJax mistakes (or general mistakes) in your (soon to be posted) question/answer more easily

Often when I post a question or answer which gets a little bit longer and I make a mistake somewhere in this post, I tend to find it fairly difficult to find the spot in the text/code where I want to ...
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(Major) editing bug

This happened a few minutes ago. When I was editing a comment, the phrase [object Object] came up, and after I write something next to it, say ...
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Can't edit upon clicking “Edit” in a review

I was reviewing a possible "Low Quality Post" which could use some improved formatting. So I clicked "Edit" and got this screen: So far, so good. But when I tried to edit the title or the body, I ...
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Tag-wiki excerpt editing area overlaps sidebar

I was just fixing a minor grammatical issue in the tag excerpt for divisor-sum when I noticed the following: A cursory glance at the relevant HTML code did not reveal an immediate cause for this bug. ...
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Apply the homework tag during routine editing? [duplicate]

When editing a new question, for grammar, punctuation, clarity, formulas, etc., is it appropriate to add the homework tag if your intuition is strong that it is homework? Please don't knee-jerk brand ...
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Is the asker notified when an answer to their question is edited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lack of notification If I edit my answer to a question to add substantially new information, will the user who posted the original question be notified of it automatically, or ...
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Source control of posts.

I could not find this issue anywhere in Meta, so here it comes.. Some users has the privilege to correct or change posts. This is all good, but there is a big problem here - there should be a source ...
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How to deal with users padding their answers with custom signatures?

I'd like to start by clarifying that this is not a question about whether custom signatures in posts should be allowed. That issue has been discussed before, and the SE policy on the matter is pretty ...
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How can I put more space between words?

I find that sometimes I need to put some texts as the following: A.x+y B.2x C.y+z Here is my question: How can one put more spaces between this "choices" when needed?
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Updating questions

This question by me was supposedly "updated" by me according to another user, that rendered the users answer useless. Another question that were supposedly updated in a similar fashion is this one. ...
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Is it good to do too much edits?

I love to see things organized and tidy, especially at somewhere I like to be there, for example this site. Math which does not expressed in proper $\LaTeX$ format makes me weird so I often edit posts ...
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Edited questions

English is not my native language and when I ask some question I make a lots of mistakes. Some time later I see that my question edited but I don't know where, since I don't exactly remember the text ...
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Edits and Community Wikis [duplicate]

How many times can I edit a question/answer before it automatically gets turned into a community wiki? Thanks
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Why are edits on some posts closed?

Why are edits on some posts closed?For instance-Factor Theorem and Long Division Edit tab cannot be clicked here.Why is it blocked? I have seen this in many other questions.
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Cannot edit my bounty notice

I started a bounty here, and placed the reason why as provided. However, I made several typos and I can't seem to edit the notice. I intended to say: $$L(Du,u_t,u,x,t)=\int_{U_T} e^{-c(\epsilon)t}\...
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Would it be appropriate to replace a question with a related question?

Assuming that you are the author of the original question and you feel as though you have made progress due to the answers given, but you are not satisfied or you have not reached the mathematical ...
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revision history seems to lump together separate edits

I posted an answer and then made several edits to it: https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/23268/revisions What's shown in the revision history with the summary "clarification" was actually two ...
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Do close-voters automatically see my revisions to reconsider their votes [duplicate]

If I fix and hopefully rectify what I think might be the source of Close Votes do the voters automatically see my edits to reconsider their votes, or do they have to take the initiative?
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How we can edit the posts in which the edit we suggest is less than 6 characters? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange allows the edit to be taken place if it is at least 6 characters long but sometimes we come across some posts in which there is error with less than 6 characters edit (it can be the ...
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Rejected edit question [duplicate]

I've just gone to edit a question and noticed my last was rejected here: Help solving differential equation? The reason given was that it conflicted with a subsequent edit, but from that link the ...