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Here is a case: http://stackoverflow.com/a/4760279/300011

This answer was edited by a user and the example given in the answer stopped working (he/she didn't even test it). It somehow got approved too (No idea how). What to do? (I already rolled back but is there anything else that needs to be done?)

The other thing is why wasn't there a notification for me that my answer was edited? Is this normal or must I have missed it? (Saw by chance).

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I would not have ever approved such an edit myself, because it was clearly intended to change your answer. Rolling it back was the correct thing to do. If it gets invalidly edited again, you should flag it for moderator attention. –  Andrew Barber Jan 17 '12 at 16:42
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Flag for moderator attention. Note that you can simply roll back an edit. If you feel you must editorialize, do so in the comments, not in the answer. Are you sure the edit was incorrect? The suggested editor gave an explanation of their edit, and two other people agreed with it. –  Robert Harvey Jan 17 '12 at 16:42
    
I also hesitated before doing it but I proceeded anyway as there could be some users who had the wrong code and I felt the responsibility to warn them (Yes maybe I should change the tone there... What do you think?) –  Ege Özcan Jan 17 '12 at 16:45
    
Yes I am sure the edit was incorrect as the example stopped working. You can try it in your browsers console. –  Ege Özcan Jan 17 '12 at 16:46
    
You can leave a comment with a link to the suggested edit, explaining why it was incorrect. –  Robert Harvey Jan 17 '12 at 16:47
    
I'll go on and do that. Thank you. –  Ege Özcan Jan 17 '12 at 16:47
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See here for the edit notifications feature request: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2305/… –  Robert Harvey Jan 17 '12 at 16:49
    
Upvoted that. Thanks again for the help. Could you please gather the information you have given here in comments, as an answer to this question so that I can accept it? Is it too much to ask? =) –  Ege Özcan Jan 17 '12 at 16:56
    
@PeeHah can have the EXP. –  Robert Harvey Jan 17 '12 at 17:22
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@EgeÖzcan - don't sweat it - stuff like this seldom slips through the cracks. –  Adam Rackis Jan 17 '12 at 17:28

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The correct thing to do is just to rollback the answer if you don't agree.

You could also add a comment and @user to ask the user about whether he thought that solutions was better.

As stated in the comments by Robert Harvey♦:

Flag for moderator attention. Note that you can simply roll back an edit. If you feel you must editorialize, do so in the comments, not in the answer. Are you sure the edit was incorrect? The suggested editor gave an explanation of their edit, and two other people agreed with it.

Also check out: Notify us when one of our posts is edited for more information about the feature request of a notifications system on changes.

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as stated about 4 times in the comments. –  Gabe Jan 17 '12 at 16:48
    
@Gabe yup I started this answer some minutes ago and got called away by my boss so I just submitted. Is this bad? –  PeeHaa Jan 17 '12 at 16:51
    
Its not bad... a mod might convert it into a comment or something. –  Gabe Jan 17 '12 at 16:52
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@Gabe Why would a mod do that? It is an answer. –  PeeHaa Jan 17 '12 at 16:52
    
I'm accepting this as an answer but it needs to be stated that comments to the question are more explanatory than the answer itself =) –  Ege Özcan Jan 17 '12 at 17:13
    
@PeeHaa Notice how I mentioned 'or something' I've seen answers get converted into comments before, I'm unsure of how they handle it. –  Gabe Jan 17 '12 at 17:21
    
@PeeHaa Because mods are a) human b) like comments c) don't like comments d) some of the above e) none of the above –  casperOne Jan 17 '12 at 17:23
    
@casperOne I know this one! Here it goes: It depends :-) –  PeeHaa Jan 17 '12 at 18:28

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