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Right as I was going to post this as a possible bug, I finally found this post which says that per-site Metas don't have suggested edits by-design because it's "not needed".

However, I've been participating a lot over at Skeptics meta where there is a lot still to be figured out in terms of site guidelines. The Meta is one of the most active I've seen and a lot of the questions are really trying to gather community-built suggestions. So maybe more of those need to be Community Wiki, but it still brings me to ask why don't per-site-metas "need" suggested edits?

Adding bounty: The more betas I participate in, the more I don't get this.

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This just feels wrong to me in 2014 with all the improvements to review tools and the number of moderators that are around. The post saying low traffic -> edit can't be moderated seems backwards to me. When you have a beta site with low traffic, you need every person that cares to try to edit a post and contribute and not turn people away. I've asked for this edit ban to be repealed on beta sites, so let's see if that is a safer change than this to start with. –  bmike Mar 3 at 3:44
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Meta review queues should be integrated into the main site's review

Low meta participation is a problem. Since a policy is decided in meta, it can be discouraging to discover that people don't know about meta or simply ignore it. But even as a meta-junkie, I was surprised to see that this is as suggested edit queue on the per-site-metas... for tag wikis. For obvious reasons, this is rarely populated.

At any rate, if the only reason for not doing suggested edits is the limited number of people who will be able to review them, why not implement the suggestion made by Paŭlo Ebermann and Kevin Vermeer?

Here is a mock-up (sans the dynamic bits):

Close Votes
Vote whether or not to close questions with close votes

Late Answers
Review late answers from new users

First Posts
Review first posts from new users

Low Quality Posts
Identify, then improve or delete low-quality posts

Reopen Votes
Vote whether or not to reopen closed questions with reopen votes

Suggested Edits
Approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users


Meta Close Votes
Vote whether or not to close meta questions with close votes

Meta Reopen Votes
Vote whether or not to reopen closed meta questions with reopen votes

Meta Suggested Edits
Approve, reject, or improve edits suggested by users

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Why separate meta X from X? And while you're at it, I'd like mod flags to be unified too. –  Gilles yesterday
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I like to edit where I go, and hate seeing the posts in need of attention. It's just frustrating to be able to fix posts everywhere, except on the SE Meta sites. It actually gives less motivation to check on them (and decreases the potential to earn badges on them).

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Mostly because the per-site metas are generally low traffic -- some of them count daily visits in the dozens.

That means the moderators will have to do the work, since the 10k site users are the only ones that can even see this queue. And on many sites, like say Bicycles -- there are exactly zero users at this rep level, even after many months.

http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all

(highest rep on Bicycles as of the time I am writing is 5.6k)

We were uncomfortable adding Yet Another Queue for Moderators to Look At across every site in the network.

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Maybe the edit queue need to be visible to the top n% of users or all users with over 10K (the the opiton that gives the most users) to cope with sites like bicycles. –  Ian Ringrose Jul 4 '11 at 9:49
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The edits could show up in the same edit queue as edits on the main site (and be highlighted in the top bar like the edits there). –  Paŭlo Ebermann Oct 15 '11 at 20:02
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Just integrate it into the queue on the main site if it's low-traffic! As you noted, there's not a lot of high-rep users on SE 2.0 sites, so it's already a moderator task. –  Kevin Vermeer Oct 20 '11 at 16:14
    
Am I to understand that once a user reaches 2000 rep, they can edit other people's posts on meta sites? –  Mr Lister Feb 10 '13 at 14:26
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