Why are the
Improve buttons in the Suggested Edits queue so often disabled?
I see disabled buttons like this every day:
Some possible reasons where given in an answer to Reasons for disabled approve/reject buttons in suggested edit reviews, but the answer given only documents a few causes. This is a bug -- the other post documents the legitimate reasons why those buttons are sometimes disabled.
The accepted answer gives several points:
- As you can see on the reputation page, you need at least 5000 reputation points to approve or reject tag wikis, which also show up on the suggested edits.
16k 34k reputation. That's not it.
- Besides tag wikis, your own edit suggestions you made will also show up in the queue. Obviously you can't approve or reject your own edit suggestions.
My screencapture is a tag wiki, but it happens on questions and answers also. I have sufficient reputation to make edits without further review, so none are mine.
- You exceed the number of 30 votes a day
Often, but I always wind up clicking
Reject buttons three or four times before I finally notice the red text telling me that I've gone over my vote limit. I only get that red text when clicking on enabled buttons. Not all buttons will be disabled, just some.
- You exceed the number of 5 votes on a specific user's edits a day
Often. Again, I frequently see the red text telling me about this after clicking on enabled buttons. Take a look at this user's suggested edits page: Chathuranga Chandrasekara had 1 edit suggestions approved, and 0 edit suggestions rejected.
With enough page refreshes, disabled buttons become enabled buttons. The link directly to this edit version of the suggested edit usually has the buttons enabled when they are broken in the main window:
But, click on the little chain-icon to go to the page specifically for this edit:
I am tired of constantly opening the direct link to suggested edits so that I can use the
Improve buttons. I want them to always work on the Suggested Edits queue.