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This is not really a bug, but I just ran across a case where someone did an edit, then commented on the post to explain why.

That makes sense to the editor, because he sees his suggested edit, but it won't make sense to anyone else until the edit gets accepted.

And it's even worse if the edit gets rejected.

Things are further complicated if the comment inspires the original author to edit too Peer review Approve/Reject after subsequent author edit has occurred

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The review page needs a comment field that allows the user who rejected or accepted the edit to say why.

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This is not quite the same thing, but I totally agree that there needs to be someway to 'educate' new editors: see this answer. – Benjol Feb 3 '11 at 5:38

Suggested edits cannot be submitted without an edit comment -- the edit comment is required in this case.

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I assume the question is about additional comments (normal comments), after the edit has been submitted. – Arjan Jan 29 '11 at 9:43
@Arjan, yes, that was what I meant, though the question title could have been less ambiguous. – Benjol Jan 31 '11 at 5:37

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