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I don't care about the measly 2 points I didn't get. I only care about the lesson and reason behind the decision so I won't repeat the mistake... so that eventually, when I have enough reputation/maturity/trust to edit without supervision, I'd like to not piss off the rest of the community.

Here's my suggested edit.

Now, I've read the rules on post Edits and I believe I understand them (or at least the spirit behind those rules). I've also perused similar questions/discussions here on Meta.

I believe I was adding some useful formatting which aided in accurately understanding the question at hand without requiring multiple read-throughs:

  • It's not obvious to me what the URL following the codeblock was. It's the sample output. (This happens twice)
  • The last paragraph isn't a paragraph but an error message... So I formatted it as such.
  • There was no other obvious typos or grammar mistakes to fix.

The fact that it was the Community♦ user brings me to believe my error should be obvious but I simply don't get it. There's no message. Nothing! I simple, automated "F#$% off! You don't know how to edit!" (actually it just says Rejected but without any reasons to explain, it might aswell be written that)

I would like to be able to serve the community better so... please explain to me which law I've obviously broken. If I can't properly serve this community then it's a moot point for me to stick around isn't it.

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Beats me, I would've accepted it. –  blahdiblah May 8 '12 at 19:57
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I wouldn't let it get to you - According to your edit stats you have 117 accepted and only 2 rejected, certainly not a reason to leave the community :) –  Mike B May 8 '12 at 19:59
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Post owner edited himself, that overrules suggested edits, at least if the owner edit is more substantial. The lesson to learn: better timing ;) –  Daniel Fischer May 8 '12 at 20:00
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Community♦ is a dick; have you seen how they vote?! I'd ignore him/her/it. –  user7116 May 8 '12 at 20:08
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I have no intention, to leave the community right now (muahaha!). But having things — anything — fail without no stated reasons is very frustrating. –  Qwerty Bob May 8 '12 at 22:09
    
The same, or a very similar, thing happened yesterday: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/131702/… –  Josh Caswell May 8 '12 at 23:55
    
Going to suggest this changes : Odd scenario which doesn't give a Rejected reason and should –  Qwerty Bob May 9 '12 at 0:29
    
possible duplicate of Why does the Community User reject / approve edits? –  Gilles Jun 25 '12 at 18:26
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

It looks like Tanner Ewing edited it at about the same time your suggested edit came along, and potentially marked it as Unhelpful[See Comments], and thus it was rejected by Community.

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I don't think you did anything wrong, and it appears Tanner (inadvertently) kept most of your changes and added some additional information.

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I thought that, but notice that Qwerty and Tanner's edits use identical messages. It looks to me like Tanner "improved" Qwerty's edit but marked it as "not helpful". I think that's possible for a 49-rep user if they own the post. Is there any way to verify? –  Jeremy Banks May 8 '12 at 20:01
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Yeah I don't know, I'm not low enough on the totem pole on either this site or that site to check. My gut says Tanner didn't have to provide any reason and they got ninja-merged. My gut also says its getting to be dinner time, so barring a developer's answer I'm just guessing. –  user7116 May 8 '12 at 20:04
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Then there should have, at least something in the line of "The original author of the post has edited the post before your suggestion could be approved by peers" I have no problems receiving such message because it keeps me informed. –  Qwerty Bob May 8 '12 at 22:11
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