A nice user suggested good corrective edit to my answer. The edit, though very good and desirable, was rejected. I do not understand the reasons, and I did not find a way to contact those people who rejected it. What can I do to re-approve the edit?
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Once it's been rejected, you can no longer approve it. If you managed to get in contact with that user, you could have them re-submit the suggestion and approve it yourself. That's unlikely, so if you really feel the edit is helpful, then just apply the edits to your post on your own.
Suggested edits to code usually sit in the queue for a while until someone who actually understands the code can review it. They are often rejected as "incorrect" simply because chances are an edit to the code will be incorrect. Reviewing suggested edits from the queue, you don't have the context of the question with the edit. So if the person reviewing it is unwilling to read through the question and the edit isn't blatantly obvious, they are usually reluctant to approve it.
Both rejectors are not really active in those tags, so I assume they thought the edit changes too much in the post, not knowing if it's even correct or not.
You can contact them by commenting on one their old posts and explain the situation thus preventing them from future mistakes; however, what's done is done and there is no way to approve a rejected suggestion.
If this was a good edit, just edit your post yourself with those changes: you don't need approval to do that. :)
It's reasonable for reviewers who are unsure whether a suggested edit is correct to reject it, and in the case of code edits it's generally best to reject them unless you are very sure they are right.
But having said that, I think that it should always remain possible for the author of the answer to accept a suggested edit, even if the edit has been rejected by other reviewers. It is frustrating when you get a notification, go to the review page, look at the suggested edit, think ah yes, that's quite right, good suggestion, reach for the "Approve" button, only to find that it is not there, and that if you want to apply the suggestion, you have to laboriously copy and paste it, and the suggester gets no credit.