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Recently I've noticed that in Stack Overflow I no longer am allowed to edit questions and answers. This seems to be disabled. Can anyone please tell me why that might have happened?

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yes that too..... –  NidhishKrishnan Mar 5 '13 at 14:24
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The reason is given below, in the answer. The reason you're edit-banned is because you're making far too minor edits, as well as invalid edits. You don't need to put code highlighting around seemingly random, non-code words, for instance. –  J. Steen Mar 5 '13 at 14:27
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To make it short, you are misusing the backtick. It should be used for inline code, not just random key words. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 5 '13 at 14:28
    
@ShaWizDowArd Are you implying I'm longwinded? ;) –  J. Steen Mar 5 '13 at 14:28
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@J.Steen great minds think alike, in our case oscillating alike. :-D –  Shadow Wizard Mar 5 '13 at 14:29
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Too many of your recent suggested edits have been rejected, and you have been banned (temporarily, one week) from suggesting any more.

Reviewing the recent rejected suggestions, we find:

  • February 27
    • You need to do more than just fix the formatting and remove 'thank you'. You left many other problems in place. It was thus rejected as Too Minor.

  • February 27
    • 'JavaScript', 'JSF' and 'API' are not code (or variable names). Don't use backticks for those, only use that for code and names taken from code (class names, variables, etc.).

  • February 27
    • Just adding backticks to JPanel is too minor; adding the ticks doesn't really add anything to the quality of that post.

  • February 26
    • 'firefox', 'chrome' and 'internet explorer' are not code (or variable names). Don't use backticks for those, only use that for code and names taken from code (class names, variables, etc.).

  • February 25
    • 'javascript' is not code (or a variable name). Don't use backticks for those, only use that for code and names taken from code (class names, variables, etc.).

  • February 22
    • 'Worker Threads and SwingWorker' is not code (or a variable name). Don't use backticks for  those, only use that for code and names taken from code (class names, variables, etc.).

These two were editing conflicts (suggested edits always lose to a regular edit submitted at the same time):

The rest are older.

Your ban will automatically be lifted after 1 week, but its purpose has been served. You took a breather from suggesting edits and instead took the time to find out why you were blocked. Thank you!

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Go through your list of suggested edits and see which ones have been rejected. Try to understand why. stackoverflow.com/users/1575570/… –  Bart Mar 5 '13 at 14:25
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One thing I can suggest, Nidhish; a number of your edits are just taking random 'key' words and using code formatting to emphasize them. You should not do that; Code formatting should only be used for actual code. –  Andrew's a Unitato Mar 5 '13 at 14:26
    
will this be permanent... –  NidhishKrishnan Mar 5 '13 at 14:30
    
@AndrewBarber Whilst I agree with what you are suggesting, I disagree with that last sentence. I do find that if I'm speaking about class names, it's a lot better and more readable to put them in code. Although, this doesn't warrant an edit to an existing post, as others have stated :) –  mattytommo Mar 5 '13 at 14:31
    
@NidhishKrishnan: No, just 1 week from the last edit. You did the right thing coming here to learn how to not have so many edits rejected in the future. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 14:31
    
@mattytommo: I think that that is what Andrew means. There is, however, a tendency to put anything that sounds remotely 'code-ish' in backticks these days. See the second rejected suggestion. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 14:33
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@mattytommo I'm not really against judicious use of code formatting for class names. But this user was using it for things like Javascript –  Andrew's a Unitato Mar 5 '13 at 14:33
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Thanks for all your replies.... Now i understand what the problem is... –  NidhishKrishnan Mar 5 '13 at 14:34
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@MartijnPieters Ah I see, then I agree with the over-using of the code statement, I see it a lot in the C# questions. I mean, while it can be used if responsible, using it for every keyword is pretty void IMO :) –  mattytommo Mar 5 '13 at 14:35
    
@Al: Thanks. Non-native speaker, still working on the muscle memory for those two... –  Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 15:44
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