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I am looking at this suggested edit: http://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1340746 .

I voted to reject this edit, with an additional comment of suggestions that improve an answer should be offered as a comment in this case. However, I see 3 people had already rejected the edit, and my rejection doesn't even show up in the list there. Should I be taking the time to comment on individual edits? Would the user see my rejection or see:

This edit is too minor; suggested edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post ?

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A comment with suggestions for improvements is great. –  Toon Krijthe Jan 16 '13 at 11:51

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If you take the time to add a custom reject message, that shows up in the history of the suggested edit.

However, people doing less-than-good edits are perhaps also less likely to follow up on the results of their proposed edits. If he isn't specifically looking for it, the will not see your message.

I still add some specific messages, especially if I see a user who is doing something systematically wrong, like searching for a specific spelling error and fixing that error only. In that case there will possibly be an edit ban for the user, making him (hopefully) review his results.

In your specific case, when the edit was rejected anyway, I wouldn't do anything more about that. There are lots of other reviews to put your time on.

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True, to be quick enough (so that your review will go through before 3 others do it) it's better to store possible comments in one place then just copy&paste the proper comment. –  Shadow Wizard Jan 16 '13 at 12:31
    
As clarification, it was after I started editing that I found out it was rejected. My original question for meta was actually going to be different - what to do about edits that "improve" code? For the most part I reject and indicate that it should be added as a comment or as another answer. –  ajacian81 Jan 16 '13 at 12:31

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