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My question of course is: why in the world was it rejected? And can something be done now, since I hadn't seen the somewhat mentioned "resubmit edit" option anywhere?
If you look at the "how to edit" block shown when you suggest an edit, you will notice it shows the following points:
- fix grammatical or spelling errors
- clarify meaning without changing it
- correct minor mistakes
- add related resources or links
- always respect the original author
Those guidelines are still in SO edit user interface. I did exactly what was suggested - added a valuable link on the existing text. Also, there isn't a single link on the entire thread.
The only logical explanation that I am able to produce is that the link links to the "common masking operations" and that is not very narrowly related to question topic (all bits set) - but that makes no sense since setting all bits is a masking operation and suggested link content is correctly related to the (part of the) answer I tried to edit.
I believe that the editors made a mistake (which is quite natural for human beings :) ) and I'd like to see it corrected if possible. On the other hand, if my reasoning is wrong I'd like to know how it is wrong in order not to make such mistakes anymore.