Giving 'reputation' to people who edit
According to What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it?, users can get +2 reputation for each edit:
suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up to +1000 total per user)
Perhaps this only happens for users who have less than 1000 reputation: because when someone has more than 1000 reputation then their edits are made immediately (before being reviewed and accepted).
There are, also, many 'badges' associated with editing: a search for the word 'edit' on this page of badge descriptions finds 11 badges including "Explainer", "Refiner", "Illuminator", etc.
Please also review Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work?
Requesting new software features
This site (Buddhism.SE) uses software from the "Stack Exchange" network.
"Stack Exchange" do the following:
- Develop and maintain the (closed-source) web software
- Host and run the web site[s]
- Define network-wide policies (e.g. the Help pages)
- Host other web sites on other topics (other than Buddhism)
Each site (including this site, Buddhism.SE) is semi-autonomous:
- Its own topic of interest (e.g. Buddhism)
- Its own community of users
- Its own site-specific policies, defined by its users (including e.g. these policies)
Each site has its own meta-site (i.e. this one, https://buddhism.meta.stackexchange.com/), to help the site's users and to discuss the site-specific policies.
On this site we can help explain what the site's existing software features are (usually using the support tag); however, any feature-request topics which request new features should instead perhaps be made on the meta-site for the whole network, which is at https://meta.stackexchange.com/.
I say that because I'm not sure how often SE employees read this https://buddhism.meta.stackexchange.com/ meta-site -- maybe it's not very often; also a new feature request might be more likely to be implemented it it were very highly up-voted by users from all SE sites, not only by the users of this site.
Beware that there appear to be 20,000 topics tagged 'feature-request' on that site -- my personal opinion is that, because they already have so many new feature requests, there's probably little benefit in making many more new requests.