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Current version by: Kyle Wiens ,

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Good question! The reputation system works by awarding you when other people approve of or use your work. We can’t reward you for making edits, because we don’t know if they’re good or not. We also don’t want to require patrolling for every edit—the site is just too big.
 
So instead, we award reputation as guides are used based on the significance of your authorship. An example: this [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/history/2685|Ridgid guide] that you worked on attributes you 6% of the reputation points. Every time someone clicks the ‘I did it’ button on that guid,guide, it fairly splits 30 points among the authors so you’ll get one or two points.
So instead, we award reputation as guides are used based on the significance of your authorship. An example: this [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/history/2685|Ridgid guide] that you worked on attributes you 6% of the reputation points. Every time someone clicks the ‘I did it’ button on that guid,guide, it fairly splits 30 points among the authors so you’ll get one or two points.
 
This method of building reputation is a bit slower than Answers but has a longer tail.
 
Anyway, thanks for your edits—and keep it up!

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Original post by: Kyle Wiens ,

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Good question! The reputation system works by awarding you when other people approve of or use your work. We can’t reward you for making edits, because we don’t know if they’re good or not. We also don’t want to require patrolling for every edit—the site is just too big.

So instead, we award reputation as guides are used based on the significance of your authorship. An example: this [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/history/2685|Ridgid guide] that you worked on attributes you 6% of the reputation points. Every time someone clicks the ‘I did it’ button on that guid, you’ll get one or two points.

This method of building reputation is a bit slower than Answers but has a longer tail.

Anyway, thanks for your edits—and keep it up!

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open