In spending a bit of time reviewing edits on SO I came across this suggested edit that I just wasn't sure how to handle.
It has 1 approve vote and 1 reject vote with the reason of:
This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post.
(A second reject vote with the same reason was given after the posting of this question.)
Is it considered generally acceptable for a 3rd party to combine two answers that are fundamentally saying the same thing? My gut instinct is that no, it isn't.
But what should the rejection reason be? This doesn't really seem like an incorrect edit, nor does it seem like something that should be a comment.
The 'copied content' reason seems like it could be appropriate, if only it didn't specifically say "external" content.
It's not really a radical change. It's proposing the same answer, but just adding a more detailed explanation to go with the code snippet. The message of the answer is maintained.
It's certainly not too minor or vandalism.
Or do you think that this should be an approved edit?
I imagine that this would be a place where rejecting with custom message is appropriate, but what should it say?