A few years ago I noticed users making lots of minor edits to questions in order to gain reputation points on the Magento / Stack Exchange network. At the time, I posted a question about this: How do we prevent, discourage, or punish users for making pointless edits to questions?
Since then, not much has improved. I have still noticed users doing this "point farming" by making lots of tiny edits to questions in bulk.
Here's an example of a user who recently edited a question of mine with pointless changes such as replacing a minus character (
-) with a dash (
I assume these people do this to gain more points and to also increase exposure of their user name when questions say "Edited by [User XXX]" below them.
I suggest we implement a feature allowing users to report pointless edits or report users for edit spam.