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I know the rules of editing your own posts but what should be done when a user consistently rejects and/or rolls-back a valid edit to their original version.

I am curious after my experience with this question. Yes, I can understand maybe I didn't offer up the best edit but the user then received another perfectly valid edit and roll-back to the initial version.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening especially when the edits were valid? If there is no way to prevent it, should something be said in the comments or how should this situation be handled?

Flagging a mod seems excessive especially when they are busy with other items.

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

Edit again after leaving a comment pointing to the Meta post explaining the community consensus on the topic. Something like:

Welcome to [insert site name]! To keep a high signal-to-noise ratio, questions and answers should not contain salutations, signatures or "thanks". See also: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

If that doesn't work, flag requesting a post lock.

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+1; just leave a comment with the relevant citation(s). –  Dave Newton Jun 20 '12 at 20:10
    
thanks for confirming leaving and comment and then flagging for mod attention. –  bluefeet Jun 20 '12 at 21:15

I think flagging a moderator is exactly what you should do when you need help in handling an edit war. It's the main purpose for moderators in a community.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/olBxw.png

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