The reputation scores for Lauren (as seen in part below) seem inconsistent. For example, "1 ANSWER" and "1 QUESTION" appear at left, but at right answers to at least four questions are denoted other stuff appears. Just out of curiosity, is this a database bug, or some kind of feature?

Lauren rep snip

1 Answer 1


The cases of +2 reputation come from getting suggested edits to posts approved. These answers are not actually Lauren's, merely ones she edited.

  • It's obvious now you've explained it; previously I was unaware of points for having a suggested edit approved. Does that cut off at >100 rep? Lauren has made 356 edits but has rep < 2000 which allows Edit other people’s posts; have all 356 of those edits been individually approved? Jul 11, 2012 at 18:06
  • Normally, that would be the case. However, Lauren happens to be a member of the Stack Exchange CHAOS team, and for a brief time, they were granted full editing privileges to allow them to edit titles, which was one of their first projects. Reputation from suggested edits caps at a maximum of 500 approved edits or the user attaining 2000 rep, whichever comes first.
    – waiwai933
    Jul 11, 2012 at 18:20

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