I have now enough reputation points on Stack Overflow to edit every post directly. But sometimes (especially if this is about a field where I'm not savvy, or when I try to edit a question title without having understood the question itself) I might be not totally sure about whether my edit really is an improvement.
For now, I have these options:
- Do the edit anyway, hope that someone else will catch it if it is wrong
- Don't do the edit, and hope that someone else will see this post and edit it in the right way
- Let a comment and hope that someone will see it (either after editing or instead of it).
- Flag the post for moderator attention (but will the moderators know it better?)
- Search the right chat room to find someone who knows more about the topic.
All these are not really optimal, I think.
I would like to have a check box
[_]Submit this edit for approval
which, when checked, would submit the edit into the usual edit approval queue.
Then I would get at least one or two other pairs of eyes looking over my edit, and maybe even improving it.
(I don't really care about the +2 reputation for the edit - I think it should be without any reputation difference here.)
There's an existing feature request for nearly giving everyone the ability to suggest edits that the post owner can approve, but I'm simply interested in being able to insert them into the general edit queue where anyone can approve them.
Actually, I could do this right now by having a low-reputation sock puppet (or a totally anonymous edit), but I think this is not the intended use for sock puppets, is it? Also, I would like to be able to get feedback for my edit.