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What was wrong with this edit? It seemed like a straightforward one...

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I would have approved this without giving it a second thought. Not sure what the Community bot saw that was so worth rejecting... :( –  jmort253 Oct 19 '12 at 2:54
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Looks like what happened is that the current author of the 2nd revision opted to "improve" your edit and unchecked the "suggested edit was helpful" checkbox on that page.

The quotes around improve are intentional since that's what the button's called and I'm not sure it was an actual improvement, nevermind one worth rejecting your edit over.

So, good news: you did nothing wrong that I can see. I would've approved your edit as well.

Bad news: there's nothing we can do about the rejected edit beyond just making the changes that were lost as the result again (which I'm about to do).

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Personally I uncheck that checkbox if the person making the suggestion could have done a whole lot better than they did. Having said that, I personally would have approved the linked edit (and I'm hard to please). –  slugster Oct 19 '12 at 5:29
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@slugster I'm certainly not advocating always leaving it checked. :) –  Anna Lear Oct 19 '12 at 14:33
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