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Sometimes a suggested edit is rejected (by Community) because of a concurrent direct edit that takes precedence.

Since this is no fault of the edit suggestor, such rejections should not count against the suggestor when counting rejections for bad edits that lead to a ban.

Here are some examples where it happened:

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+1 for "...my request was granted in negative time." =) –  jadarnel27 Jun 25 '12 at 18:34
Should be a badge for asking a question that causes a feature request ;) –  Jake1164 Jun 25 '12 at 18:35
I agree, but I doubt that's an actual problem. I think those rejections are so rare that a decent editor won't get pushed near the limit by them. Some real numbers would be nice to have, though. –  Daniel Fischer Jun 25 '12 at 18:35
@DanielFischer Here's a case where it happens. In high-activity tags on Stack Overflow, a question can get multiple editors falling over each other's heels during its first minutes, when it's on the front page. –  Gilles Sep 14 '12 at 12:07
So it is an actual problem (small in numbers, but getting suggestion-banned for that is quite unfair). Whom shall we blackamil to get the request implemented? –  Daniel Fischer Sep 14 '12 at 13:00
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up vote 19 down vote accepted

We now completely ignore any suggested edits that were rejected by the Community User when determining whether someone be banned from submitting suggested edits.

Aside from rejecting "concurrent" edits, the Community User also rejects edits that are improved, if the "suggested edit was helpful" checkbox isn't checked. As a result of this change, we no longer penalize users for these rejections either, which seems reasonable when you consider that it only takes one user to reject an edit in such a way, instead of the usual three (or two, depending on the site).

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Emmett, what about cases of actual user who choose Improve and then untick the "this edit was helpful" checkbox? It will cause the suggestion to be rejected by Community user, so this also won't count towards the ban? If so, think it should be changed. (Not your problem anymore, but if you confirm, I'll submit a request) –  Shadow Wizard Oct 31 '13 at 9:03
Correct, "improving" an edit with the "helpful" checkbox unchecked will not count towards a ban on the original editor. –  Emmett Oct 31 '13 at 9:24
Thanks, will ask to change this soon. :) (unless this is intentional and you think this is proper behavior?) –  Shadow Wizard Oct 31 '13 at 9:27
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