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In response to this question: Why are suggested edit votes limited?

Raise the suggested edit vote limit. Currently it is at 30 per day. I would suggest 60, but any number above 30 would help.

Advantage: More users could vote on suggested edits. This would allow edits to be approved faster and keep the queue of suggested edits low.

Disadvantage: Expands the potential for abuse.

In my opinion the potential abuse of a 10k user propping up a sockpuppet with peer edits is much smaller than the benefits of allow more users to peer review.

Edit: An example. I noticed this suggested edit and that it had already been approved once. It really needed to be rejected, however, I was out of votes. I posted it on meta's chat and two people responded to reject it. If I could have rejected it myself, I don't think I would be as concerned and would have needed to ask others to reject it.

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It's not just for sockpuppets, that limit. –  Grace Note Jun 21 '11 at 15:43
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When tagging a meta question [feature-request], it is customary to explain how that request will add value. "More users could vote on suggested edits" is a feature; what is the benefit? –  Robert Harvey Jun 21 '11 at 15:45
    
@Robert, added some more detail. –  jzd Jun 21 '11 at 15:58
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@Grace, looking at the question asking why there is a limit. There are no answers, but the comments suggest the limit is for sock-puppetry. Is there another reason? –  jzd Jun 21 '11 at 15:59
    
Technically you'd only need 2k to do the sockpuppet thing, since you'd know which posts your sock suggested an edit on –  Michael Mrozek Jun 21 '11 at 18:22
    
@Michael, you are right. Then if that truly is the reason for the limit, then just increase it for 10K users. –  jzd Jun 21 '11 at 18:45
    
It's a general rate limiting thing as well, topped off with the fact it prevents an otherwise uncontrolled stream of reputation and edits from a sub 2k user. It doesn't have to be your sockpuppet, but much like you can only vote for a person 30-40 times in one day, or you can only vote to close 24-48 times a day, you have a limit on the number of suggested edit approvals you can make. It's both a factor to prevent one person running the whole shipyard, and also as a convenient method to at least mitigate the flow of approvals to a single user by a single user. –  Grace Note Jun 21 '11 at 19:49

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

It needs to be raised because from time to time the edit queue limit is reached and no one else can submit more edits until someone clears the queue. I just noticed it full a few minutes ago. If approvers had more votes, the queue would not fill up as often

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I'm all for raising the limit above 30; it pains me to see good suggested edits sitting around for an hour and unable to do anything about it. (Well, I could always just hit the Improve button and do the edit myself, but if someone else worked on making the edit, I think they ought to get their +2.)

But not too high -- running out of votes and suggested edit votes is a good reminder to go to bed.

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