Yet I have been unable to find the way to see the edits awaiting voting/approval either by following the "Tags" link or the "review" link (or anywhere else).
So I asked a support question on the JL&U meta site. This is the answer I got from a fellow user with higher rep and more privileges than me:
As far as I am aware, this part is not designed well. There are several ways:
- There is a list of suggested edits, but the access to this page is limited to the users with access to the 10k tools (≥2,000 rep points during beta, ≥10,000 rep points outside beta). (hippietrail, thank you for the info in the comment.)
- If you open a tag info page (such as this) and it happens to have a pending edit, it shows a link labeled “edit pending.” If you click it, the system gives you options to approve/reject the edit.
- You can try to randomly access a page with the URL http://japanese.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/nnn where nnn is replaced with a number. If you are lucky, you arrive at a page with approve/reject options. I have used this before I reached 2,000 points, so I know it works, but it is very tiring.
It seems to me that the admins do not want users to approve/reject suggested edits.
So is Tsuyoshi Ito's analysis correct? Is it a badly designed system? Is it a bug in the difference between beta sites and fully fledged sites where the different amount of rep required to get the "approve tag wiki edits" and "access to moderator tools" privileges? Or have we both missed something?