Today I met with a problem here. Actually I was trying to edit some questions today. I used to get a "Thanks for your edit" message. But today when I edited a few posts I was not able to see that message saying "Thanks for your edit" and even my edit is not being changed. What is wrong here?
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If you must know, you have crossed the threshold for having too many rejected edit suggestions. You will not be able to submit any more edits until next week (I think).
Here's a few of the suggestions I've been able to dig up:
All of them have been making little spelling changes to posts. While commendable, you really should be trying to fix more of the problems with the post hence the rejection by these users. I would have rejected a lot of them myself too.
For example, consider this edit:
That post is horrible, no doubt about it. Bad grammar, punctuation, improper English, useless comments. There was so much more you could have done with the post. Your edit only dealt with capitalization. You didn't even include spaces between the sentences.
Bottom line: you did not improve the post enough to standards. You should have fixed as much as you could have. We wouldn't expect it to be completely perfect in the end, that can be difficult to do and most of us understands that. But we would expect a lot more effort fixing the post as we would hope for when one asks a question or posts an answer.
You should strongly consider fixing the whole post and not just one aspect about it. Go back through your editing history and see what you did in your accepted posts and the rejected posts (start with these) and ask yourself this: Are there other things I could have fixed in the post?
I have seen many of your edits and rejected some.
When you edit, you just replace "i" with "I" and usually that's it, and you leave many other grammar problems unfixed. For example, such sentence:
Your typical edit would be:
What I would expect (and do myself) is:
This is basic example, but should give you idea of what you're doing wrong.
In addition, there's really no point in fixing grammar of old (year+) posts except for question titles which matters for search - so I automatically reject any grammar fixes of old posts and probably others are doing the same.
Finally, I feel like I owe one final example.. this one:
Should become this if putting the time to edit:
Just capitalizing the first letter of sentences is NOT enough.
Hope this makes sense to you and looking forward to approve your improved suggested edits when you'll be able to do that again. :)