It has been suggested several times recently to increase the edit vote limits (with no official response that I can find). I think at least 10k users should get more edit votes.


  • Clear up more suggested edits. At the moment we are around 50 pending approval. I've seen it as high as 70-80 and never under 20 in the past week or two.
  • Limiting this to 10k users will enable the people who can see ALL the suggested edits to review them more quickly and efficiently
  • Encourage editing from lower-rep users (who appear to be doing a lot of editing work now). Bear in mind editing is mostly thankless, but these guys get a little rep for every approved edit!


  • Possible abuse via sockpuppets, I guess, but how likely is a 10k+ user to have a sock puppet?
  • ????


To clarify, I'm suggesting 10k+ rep users get more than 30 votes to cast per day on suggested edits.

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    I remember bumping into you yesterday while a user was trying to edit out all the content from the answers on his post, you helped reject the edits. There was one answer left afterwards with a pending edit and only 1 reject vote - was that when you ran out of votes? Just curious, because I had the same idea at that point when I ran out of votes.
    – user159834
    Aug 11, 2011 at 21:07
  • Right now the number of unapproved edits is at 14. Aug 11, 2011 at 22:22
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    @Wesley - Yep! Then I saw like 50 again today and decided to make this post.
    – JNK
    Aug 11, 2011 at 22:59
  • @Paulo - My estimates were off. It's back up to 24 now. It's still a lot.
    – JNK
    Aug 11, 2011 at 22:59
  • And another reason - It's 9am here and I am out of votes for the day!
    – JNK
    Aug 12, 2011 at 13:14

2 Answers 2


We already increased the # of suggested edit votes from 30 to 40 (on Stack Overflow only) but I don't want to go any higher.

The point of the limit is to get vote diversity; the same 2 or 3 people approving all suggested edits is insufficiently distributed.


I don't think this is the right solution. 30 edits a day isn't that low, especially if you take the time to improve them and do other things on the posts you spot (upvote, downvote, vote to close, …). I've written more on this on the associated discussion.

It would be better to spread the load: keep the limit as it is, and open the queue to more users, at least on Stack Overflow where it takes two votes to approve or reject an edit. Moving the reputation threshold to 6000 would almost double the number of potential eyeballs.

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