I saw multiple suggested edits today that would have been good answers … I they weren't appended to an older post. When I see that someone put much effort in his (her) answer, then I don't to reject him with the standard reply:
This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post.
That's just mean.
Otherwise it would it be outright "theft" if I would post it as my answer and get the reps. And a community post would withhold the reps from its rightful owner, too.
So if I reject the suggested edit, I need a way to tell the poster to put a new answer, but messaging users is not too easy on SO.
It would be the best if you could modify the suggested edit to become an own edit:
- The suggesting user would be the owner of the new answer.
- The first revision of the new answer would be the answer be the be post, as if the suggested edit was confirmed.
- The second revision would be your edits to the answer.
Of course you would need to have two edit boxes: the original answer and the new answer.
I hope I made my feature request comprehensible. :-)