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If you browse to one of your own pending suggested edits, accessed from your user activity page, you are transferred to the suggested edit in the review queue. Example: a review item. There, the message

This item is not reviewable.

is displayed. As written, the message may be patently false; I see by refreshing:

This item is not reviewable.

Jesus Ramos reviewed this 5 mins ago: Approve

I guess it was reviewable after all. Clearly it's meant to say that the item is not reviewable by you, since you don't have enough rep to directly edit the page.

I suggest it be changed to something like "You may not review this item.".

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I think "You may not review this item." would be confusing due to its forceful tone. There's no reason why we can't be explicit; why not "You cannot review this item, as its review is already complete."? – Emrakul Jul 9 '13 at 8:05
So what happened here? Why not moving forward? Got this error message, and it was a bit vague at first. – lpapp Dec 28 '13 at 2:56

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I believe that "This item is not reviewable" could drive people away as it sounds forceful. Changing it to something more clearer like "You aren't allowed to review this item" could work. Maybe even something with a softer tone so the user doesn't feel at fault?

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