This grew out of the comments at this answer. The basic concern is that the existing system is failing at training new users to edit posts. Some concerns include
- Users don't know why (or for the most part if) their edits were rejected.
- Users may develop and retain bad habits to comply with the edit rules (in particular, the avoidance of tiny edits).
- Reviewers may not always recognize bad edits. (See here for some discussion of that.)
Some suggestions that I made:
- Add a "Didn't solve all the problems" reason for rejecting an edit, distinct from the "Too Minor" reason.
- Display all the rejection reasons to the user somewhere (this exists under the "suggested edit" link on the page that lists all the suggested edits; not clear if it tells the editor what choice was picked; if it does, that should also be linked).
- Change the page that displays the list of suggested edits to show if they were rejected, accepted, improved, rewritten, or rolled back (or still under review). This has been suggested previously as "Issue 2" here and as "Feature 2" here.
- Allow users to view the text of rejected edits as well as successful ones. (This already exists if you click the "suggested edit" link, as in #2.)
- Allow users to improve their rejected edits (so long as subsequent edits haven't been made).
The goal here is to encourage users to improve their future edits. Feedback helps with that.