Originally Posted by Vegeance
I concur, I only edited a talk page and received two edits for it. This is not really a great measurement of contribution because it follows the quantitive value of edits not the qualitative value of contributions, it is like, marks, it is not measuring the understanding or knowledge of that area or skills, but rather what fulfillment of the criteria is overlooked.
Someone could edit 20,000 times but only contribute 2,500KB of bad content that needs to be revised.
Just like post count doesn't qualify against meaningful posts and spam; yet it's still displayed. Think of it as the "post count" for the wiki. It doesn't have any bearing on anything as the sysops make the ultimate decision for VIP/other recognition.