Some edits or suggested edits contain a mixture of good and bad; Particularly, body edits are usually for the better, but In the name of phrasing titles as questions, the title loses the specifics, or noise tags are added for no obvious reason.

In my ideal world, I'd be able to select some of the edited sections for approval, and then follow up with a second edit to improve the remaining issues that the original editor fell short on.

That would mean that the original suggestions are credited to the original suggester, and many people can quickly contribute to making the post better.

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    Isn't that what the "Improve" button is for? Keep the stuff you like, junk the stuff you don't. The original suggester does get his/her 2 rep points this way.
    – dlev
    Aug 23, 2011 at 19:01
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    @dlev Why don't you post your comment as an answer? Aug 23, 2011 at 19:25
  • @Chris Done and done.
    – dlev
    Aug 23, 2011 at 19:27

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This particular functionality seems to be covered by the current "Improve" button. It allows you to make whatever further changes you like, including rolling back parts of the edit you didn't like, as well as adding your own touches. Once you submit, both your edit and the original suggeter's edit are committed at the same time. As well, the original editor does get their 2 rep points.

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    The problem is when we don't feel like giving the guy +2 for capitalizing the first word in the title while leaving 10 misspelled words in the body.
    – Bo Persson
    Aug 23, 2011 at 20:38
  • @Bo Fair enough. So something like a "Reject and Improve" button? Even if the edit is minor (and could have done more) it doesn't bother me too much to award 2 rep points.
    – dlev
    Aug 23, 2011 at 20:43
  • It does bother me when the same guy does it 10 times in a row. :-)
    – Bo Persson
    Aug 23, 2011 at 20:45
  • @Bo I could see that :) I guess for now there will always be "Reject" and "Edit" instead of "Reject and Edit".
    – dlev
    Aug 23, 2011 at 20:47
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    The problem with "Reject" followed by "Edit" is that you also have to wait for someone else to vote on it. Of course, this has been hashed out before. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83721/…
    – jscs
    Aug 23, 2011 at 21:08

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