I typed an answer on my phone this morning, and while I did somewhat well I still made some typos. Then a wonderful soul came along and kindly cleaned up the mess I left.

Is there, or can there be, any method for upvoting an edit, or saying "This was a good edit"?

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    $\begingroup$ The editor will get 2 points, up to a certain level. $\endgroup$ – JDługosz Mar 19 '17 at 4:49
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    $\begingroup$ Also, a good editor is usually someone that is past the reputation game. $\endgroup$ – PatJ Mar 19 '17 at 22:59
  • $\begingroup$ I'm honestly less concerned about giving them rep than I am about letting them know I'm happy for their edit. I know there's plenty of people who get all upset that someone edited their stuff. $\endgroup$ – Andon Mar 20 '17 at 3:28

There are no points or upvotes for edits, no. Editing is part of the idea of community-maintained content; we encourage people to help make all the content on the site better when they can. The best way to thank the editor would be to pay it forward by helping to edit others' posts when needed.

Also, as JDługosz reminded me in a comment, users get +2 rep for each accepted edit until they earn the "edit" privilege. So lower-rep users do get a small rep reward along with the knowledge that they are helping to make Worldbuilding better.


If someone edited a post, you can use @Andon notation in comment. Just post a comment at him and tell him you appreciated his edit. That'll do. And personally I believe such comments to be a good thing to do, everyone wants to be appreciated.

If you want to show some extra appreciation, post an extremely well researched answer to his question, or set a bounty on one of his questions. Sure this might cost you some time, but that's exactly the cost of good substantial edit: time.


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