What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 127 Stack Exchange communities.

When a user is getting banned from suggesting edits he/she will have just a generic message telling they can't suggest edits anymore. It's really not trivial why this happened.

Same way that a question ban message contains a link to the relevant FAQ here on Meta Stack Overflow, it will be just proper to add a link to the How do suggested edits work? FAQ when a user get the suggested edits ban and try to suggest an edit.

This will render such questions "obsolete", and I think I have seen a steady increase in their volume lately.

share|improve this question
1  
I am positive for the link being added, but I fear it would not decrease the number of questions about suggested edits not being accepted anymore, in the same way there are still questions about question bans. –  kiamlaluno Jul 24 '12 at 9:21
1  
@kiamlaluno I disagree. For one, the user in this example looks like a reasonable person and I'm almost sure that if a link would have been present, he wouldn't have posted in Meta. Keep in mind that those suggesting edits are not the random newbies who post bad contents - usually they are serious people who sometimes make innocent mistakes in their edits. Of course some will still rant about it, but all in all it will greatly reduce the problem. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 24 '12 at 9:38
1  
Even more: while Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor is not implemented, showing some warning instead of the edit link might help folks become aware of their ban (and their earlier mistakes) before actually clicking "edit". The ban is just a week; some might not notice it at all, I guess. –  Arjan Jul 24 '12 at 9:49
    
@Arjan didn't see that other request - thanks! Agree this would be better. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 24 '12 at 9:52
    
I suddenly wonder if there's any message at all; so far all questions I saw were about the missing edit link? –  Arjan Jul 24 '12 at 10:02
    
I don't think the group of users suggesting edits contains more newbies than the group of users asking questions, considering that in both the cases, the required reputation is 1. It is probable that first users starts asking question, and then suggesting edits, but that doesn't mean a user who cannot anymore suggests edit would not ask a question on meta, if he/she would find a link in the dialog box saying he/she cannot suggest further edits. I am not against adding the idea, though, and I welcome it. –  kiamlaluno Jul 24 '12 at 10:03
    
Ah, I forgot: there is a disabled edit link, with a tooltip nowadays. Good luck adding a link to that. ;-) –  Arjan Jul 24 '12 at 10:27
    
@Arjan yup nice find. :) Maybe my request will also require changing that. Hmm.. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 24 '12 at 10:29
    
Yeah, I beat you to that. But, worse, I actually once knew, as I edited it into Jeff's more generic answer. But well, can't remember everything! :-) –  Arjan Jul 24 '12 at 10:31
    
And apparently the tooltip is just "Account is not allowed to suggest edits". –  Arjan Jul 24 '12 at 12:07
1  
@Arjan well, guess it's just nice wording to "account is banned from suggesting edits" - when edit queue is full most likely tooltip will reflect that. :) –  Shadow Wizard Jul 24 '12 at 12:10
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .