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After approving a suggested edit, we still get displayed the original version of the post until a second user approves the same edit.

Wouldn't it make sense to show the suggested edit after approving it? Especially re-formatting edits make reading questions much easier and sometimes it can take quite a while until a second user approves the edit.

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But what if it gets rejected finally? –  Daniel Fischer Feb 14 '12 at 10:40
    
No, in my opinion it won't make much sense and will only be confusing. I like to see the real data. –  Shadow Wizard Feb 14 '12 at 10:44
    
@DanielFischer: if it gets rejected finally, simply switch back to the original version. –  knittl Feb 14 '12 at 12:49
    
@ShaDowWizArd: maybe display a banner »This edit is not final, it is only displayed because you have approved it« – quite similar to the current »This edit still needs another approve vote before it gets final« message –  knittl Feb 14 '12 at 12:49
    
No, I saw this mechanism in other sites where I have less than 2K rep and was suggesting edits and honestly find this "only you can see the edit until it's approved" confusing as well. It's just my personal opinion though, others might agree with you. :) –  Shadow Wizard Feb 14 '12 at 13:00
    
@ShaDowWizArd: yeah, but that's your personal edit – I'd like to see your edit after I have approved it (why else would I approve it, if I don't expect it to show up?) –  knittl Feb 14 '12 at 13:06
    
Interesting point of view, but in my case I approve it because I think it's correct. I still prefer to see the "live" status of the post, not the status I want it to be in. –  Shadow Wizard Feb 14 '12 at 13:08
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