While reviewing suggested edits, I recently ran across a user with a habit of formatting
key phrases and
non-code keywords as code. Very often, the poster's summary or question statement are highlighted as code as well. (Example)
Of course, a number of these have been rejected. Looking over the user's edit history we see that many of these edits have actually been approved (wrongly, in my opinion). Of those, most are either rolled back or edited to remove the formatting.
I'm a bit worried about what happens if this user makes it to 2000 and earns edit privileges without realizing that these edits amount to defacement. Even if his rejected suggestions eventually get his suggest privilege revoked, it won't be long before he doesn't need it.
Given that SO doesn't have any way to flag a user or flag suggested edits, can I assume that we don't care about this kind of activity and the self-correcting nature of the system will take care of it? Does the user get notified if his edit is rolled back or have any way to know, other than carefully reviewing his edit history, that these are unwelcome?
(Not that I would flag the user if I could. I made it up to 741 flag weight and then got declined on a couple of flags. Given that it takes
100 92 accepted flags to make up for any one decline at this level, the self-correcting nature of the system also guarantees that the most experienced reviewers wouldn't risk flagging a user or suggested edit for something like this anyway. But that's an issue for another post.)