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When I attempt to edit a specific answer, I cannot seem to edit it. The edit (button, I guess) is greyed out, but only for that specific answer. I can still edit other questions/answers, but not a specific answer

greyed-out edit link

It still allows me to edit other questions/answers, but not that answer. Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

Link: http://stackoverflow.com/a/13288914/1406409

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There was an edit sugested an hour ago. FYI: When the link is greyed out you can see the reason why you can't edit if you hover over the link. –  Ral Zarek Nov 8 '12 at 13:43
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When the "edit" link is grayed out, it has a tooltip showing for which reason editing is not possible.

If there is a pending edit, the tooltip will say, "Another edit has already been suggested."

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A similar tooltip is shown on meta sites, when you are not a 2K user.

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If you have enough reputation, and a question is locked, the "edit" link appears grayed out, with a tooltip saying, "Post is locked."

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