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I know this question has appeared several times, but as I do not find a proper explanation I want to show my case:

  • I suggested an edit on tag excerpt because there was a typo.
  • The edit was approved by two users
  • Community user rejected it
  • Another user edited what I had suggested
  • I got a "rejected" message

This is the case: http://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1660245

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Bo Persson, Diago, ben is uǝq backwards, Bart Mar 6 '13 at 16:24

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minitech is not a moderator (yet). –  Martijn Pieters Mar 6 '13 at 16:11
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minitech did far more than fix that simple typo. –  J. Steen Mar 6 '13 at 16:12
    
@J.Steen . My suggested edit was for the whole tag: excerpt and text, but it somehow was split in two different suggestions. –  fedorqui Mar 6 '13 at 16:15
    
FYI, this is the full edit Minitech made: stackoverflow.com/posts/10872686/revisions –  Bart Mar 6 '13 at 16:15
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And also a dupe of How do suggested edits work? –  Martijn Pieters Mar 6 '13 at 16:16
    
@fedorqui You stated in your question "suggested edit on tag alias excerpt", so I focused on that. =) –  J. Steen Mar 6 '13 at 16:23
    
The reviewer thought there was more to fix so considered your edit as too minor; can't judge him for that. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 6 '13 at 16:25
    
It happened again! stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1707149 –  fedorqui Mar 13 '13 at 9:32

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

When presented with a suggested edit a reviewer has four options

  • They can accept it, giving it one vote to accept,
  • reject it, giving it a vote to reject,
  • they can improve it, which allows them to edit the post based on your revision,
  • or they can skip the edit entirely.

When improving a post the reviewer has the option of specifying if the suggested edit was helpful, if they say it was, it is approved, if they say it wasn't it is rejected. The Community user does the actual approving/rejecting because his vote is binding.

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Thanks, @Servy. Now it makes sense to me. What I do not understand is why he marked it as rejected. Of course it was just a tiny thing what I suggested, but it was in the good direction. –  fedorqui Mar 6 '13 at 16:55
    
@fedorqui clearly he felt it was too minor of an edit. –  Servy Mar 6 '13 at 16:56
    
@fedorqui: because your edit was too minor; when suggesting edits, you need to fix more than just a typo, please. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 6 '13 at 16:56
    
OK. I would state that it is not bad to correct typos, but can also be seen as a good way to make you improve the article whenever you want to correct tiny things. Thanks people (although all down votes I received). –  fedorqui Mar 6 '13 at 16:59

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