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Edits made by users who do not have edit privileges are placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed.

E.g., I edited someone else's answer. but changed my mind. If I'd edited my own question/answer, there would be a "Rollback" button, but there's no such button in the scenario I'm describing (at least none that I can see).

Is there a way to remove one's edit from the peer review queue?

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snippedy snip – unrelativity Sep 5 '11 at 1:09
What happens if you submit an edit, then edit the post again and choose the original version from the drop-down box at the top? – Blacklight Shining Apr 21 '15 at 3:09
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This is currently not possible.

A single rejected edit will not penalize you, but note that having too many rejected edits in a short period will block you from suggesting any more edits for a few days.

If you wish to see this feature, you may wish to add a tag to this question.

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Well, I guess this feature would be useful. Added the tag. – tiago2014 Feb 28 '11 at 5:23
A sufficient amount of rejected suggested edits can block the user from suggesting more. Worth noting, but not really a concern in this case. – Tim Post Sep 5 '11 at 3:21
"In any way"? I thought enough rejections led to an automatic 7-day ban. Does this post need to be updated to reflect changes over the past four years? – Damian Yerrick May 6 '15 at 16:49

One thing you can do is flag the edited post for moderator attention and indicate that you made a suggested edit and had second thoughts.

If you do this, one of a few things might happen:

  • A moderator catches the edit before it is approved and simply declines it
  • A moderator rolls the post back for you
  • A moderator catches whatever made you think twice and corrects it

This could be treated as a temporary solution, until such a feature to the edit system is discussed / implemented.

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On Stack Overflow, the only outcome would be “declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention” — that's what happens when there's a way for non-♦ users to resolve the situation (in this case, all it takes is 3 users to vote on the edit and one to roll back if it got accepted). Moderators on other sites are likely to go and do the rejection/rollback. – Gilles Aug 8 '15 at 8:53

This would be quite helpful -- not allowing a cancel of an edit doesn't give you a good feeling about knowing that it will be rejected, and it has to take a search here, far far away from the land of not-meta-sites to actually realise that it doesn't actually negatively impact your rep in any way.

And if it is approved, that's worse, because you need to go back to the question (if you even remember what it was) to rollback your edit -- and presumably wait for it to be approved/rejected - again.

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