I just came across this suggested edit.
It does qualify for a reject as "Radical edit" in my opinion:
This edit changes too much in the original post; the original meaning or intent of the post would be lost.
The edit does indeed completely change the question.
But, it's also transforms a should-have-been-posted-on-meta-and-probably-closed-as-dup question into a pretty good1 version of the original author's question...
What should one do when confronted with such a situation?
1I know nothing about R, so I don't really know, and will not vote either way in this specific instance.