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Straight up, this is the edit in question, and this is the full question.

I am not saying the edit is bad, I am just saying I couldn't understand how the edit improved the question.

I rejected the edit, because I thought

  1. It wrongly used code format for non code segments.
  2. Replaced a word "programmatically" with "problematically" completely against the meaning of the sentence.

I normally not much into reviews, and don't have too much experience in doing edit reviews. So whenever I try to review, I use 'Skip' option more than the other two. But this time I thought reject was the better option.

And I am asking the below questions, with a belief that the edit was wrong on both of those above counts. If my belief is wrong, then below question doesn't stand.

Okay my questions are

  1. What is the correct use of code formatting? In the context of the question(edit) the editor use code formatting to Storyboard, which I know is an iOS programming feature but surely nothing to use code tags for. If it is UIStoryBoard, then things can be different. Now consider that the edit has only code formatting error(error 1), should I reject the edit?
  2. What should you do if the edit being approved is wrong? Remember you can only edit the post only after existing edit is peer reviewed completely. I can think of 2 (probably 3) course of action.

    • You can reject the edit, and wait until the community take the final decision. If the edit got approved, you are free to edit now and you can correct it. But you need to wait for sometime, and I had the misfortune once or twice when this time span took around 1 hour.

    • You can look at the current edit status, and see if edit is getting approved or rejected. For example if the edit already has 2 approve votes, you can also choose approve so that the edit is completely reviewed. Now you are free to edit and correct it, but you then helped the original editor gets 2 reputation point for a wrong edit, and also failed to educate him that the edit is wrong.

P.S : Regarding second of those question, I know there is an improve option there which can be used to edit a post even if existing edit is being peer reviewed. But after you improve the post, you need to take a decision by selecting whether or not the original edit is helpful or not.

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Faulty edits get approved. It happens. Rollback/fix the post, and move on unless you see consistent, bad behaviour from specific users. In that case, flag and move on. – J. Steen Jul 29 '13 at 9:26
Because three people thought it was a good edit. – Doorknob Jul 29 '13 at 9:26
btw problemmaticaly is from original post(see edit history) – RiaD Jul 29 '13 at 9:31
@RiaD sorry. I didn't saw that. You are right. – Krishnabhadra Jul 29 '13 at 9:33
@RiaD, just because it's from the original post doesn't mean the word is used correctly (my eyes bled a little when I saw the edit comment). – Old Checkmark Jul 29 '13 at 9:35
There was a conflicting edit. It happens. Fix the error caused by the editing conflict and move on. – Martijn Pieters Jul 29 '13 at 9:37
@MartijnPieters and all, I edited the post. I still have doubt about the last sentence, so kept it as is. Rest I believe has been fixed – Krishnabhadra Jul 29 '13 at 9:39

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