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I noticed that the "edit" option that used to be beneath a question on SO is missing? Right now it only says link|retag|flag for all questions I've clicked on.

I read this question and checked the the 4 points suggested by waffles. I can rule out point 1, 2 and 4. The only thing I can't check (don't know how to) is point 3, the edit queue. Could it be that the edit queue on SO is full?

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You have suggested an edit 6 minutes before you asked this question, and you have just a rejected edit. It is probable the suggestion queue is full. – kiamlaluno Apr 19 '12 at 8:37
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There are over 150 edits in the queue right now (157), so yes, it's pretty full. – Mat Apr 19 '12 at 8:37
    
Yes the queue which is limited to 160 is full right now. Nick did warn that things will get slow due to yearly meetup at NYC, guess he was right. :-) – Shadow Wizard Apr 19 '12 at 8:39
    
@Mat, can I check this myself? Or do I need edit privileges (>2000 rep)? – THelper Apr 19 '12 at 8:39
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@THelper you need more 10000 actually to see the queue, it's part of the "access to moderator tools" privilege. – Shadow Wizard Apr 19 '12 at 8:40
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@ShaDowWizArd: No, Suggested Edits can be approved by 2ks as far as I know (I'm 5k on SO, and I can access the queue). – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 19 '12 at 8:52
    
@Kobobby yes indeed but what happens when you try viewing this page? :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 19 '12 at 8:53
    
@ShaDowWizArd: There are 99 edits in the queue right now, why do you ask. ;P – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 19 '12 at 8:57
    
@Kobobby hmm.. so 10K just giving the additional link on top? Grr!! – Shadow Wizard Apr 19 '12 at 9:01
    
@ShaDowWizArd: No, I also access the queue via the "review" link. But to end it with pure, naked and hard facts: 2ks are allowed to approve suggested edits, 10ks will only get an additional notice besides the review link‌​. – Time Traveling Bobby Apr 19 '12 at 9:02
    
possible duplicate of Why don't I see an edit button under questions? – ChrisF May 19 '12 at 9:26

There are many possiblities such as-

  1. You are not logged on and the post is 12 hours old or less
  2. There is already a pending edit on this post
  3. The queue is full, only happens rarely on new SE sites with no moderators
  4. You have been banned for a week cause you submitted many rejected edits

Options 2, 3 and 4 only apply if you have less than 2,000 reputation.

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Yes, that's exactly what I meant with point 1,2 and 4 in my question. The only thing is I don't know how I can check point 3. – THelper Apr 19 '12 at 8:37
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@THelper i didnot have enough permission to check the edit queue, i think mods and high repo user can see it only – Ankit Sharma Apr 19 '12 at 8:39
    
Moderators got little to do with the suggested edits queue - they handle flags, not approving edits. It's the lack of 10K+ members which affect. – Shadow Wizard Apr 19 '12 at 8:42
    
Is there anyway of knowing if point 4 is true? And, how many is "too many" rejected edits? – Aayush Kumar May 17 '12 at 7:02

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