I was going to edit a post today and I found that the option edit doesn't appear anymore. I can only see flag and link. That is happening with all posts in SO and Meta.

It looks like people with less than 2000 reputation cannot see the edit link anymore, so it looks that now it is not possible to edit even peer revised unless you have 2000 reputation.

Does anybody know more details?

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    Maybe because of this?: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/84671/missing-edit-link
    – örs
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:10
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    No, that's not the reason. On SO there is now exactly zero suggested edits in the review queue. That's really unusual!
    – Bo Persson
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:16
  • hm right I cannot see it here with my meta user, but can see it on so with my 2k+ user
    – örs
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:19
  • I see the edit link on Pro Webmasters (914 rep) but not Photography (322 rep).
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:23
  • Can't see edit links in Arqade & Database Administrators - as an anon I can't see the "Improve this post" option either Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:32
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    I retagged to bug as I can't imagine that being intentional. Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:34
  • Correction - I'm only seeing the "retag" link on Pro Webmasters and Server Fault (914 and 1519 rep respectively) the question I checked on Pro Webmasters was Community Wiki!
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:42
  • FWIW, I just saw a suggested edit for a tag in the queue, so it seems to only affect questions & answers.
    – Matt
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:51
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    As a side-note: Please stop all those really minor spelling correction edits. Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 11:19
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    @CodeInChaos: They're not "really minor". Posts without capitalisation are highly irritating. Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 20:31
  • @TomalakGeret'kal Jav's edits seem to have gotten a bit more substantial. Editing a post replacing only i by I and leaving other issues such as greetings is a bit annoying. Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 20:37
  • @CodeInChaos: I went back to Feb 2. He should have taken out the greetings at the same time but may not have realised that it ought to be done. Correcting "i" to "I" is desirable and I thank him for doing so. Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 20:39

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Fix is being rolled out as we speak. A recent change with regard to suggested edit permissions had an "or" where there should have been an "and". Turns out that this changes the meaning.

  • Nice reading this. xD
    – Jav_Rock
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 10:31
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    I take all the blame for that ...
    – waffles
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 10:36
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    Oh, you mean or and and aren't exact equivalents? Hmm... this could explain a lot! hehe (Of course, I've never made such a mistake. Ever. Never... nope...) Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 10:36
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    execute! no mercy instead of execute no! mercy
    – gnat
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 11:54

It means someone was faster than you and already suggested edit of his/her own.

When there is already suggested edit in the queue (waiting to be approved or rejected) no further edits can be suggested.

Give link to the question you tried to edit and we can confirm this. :)

According to the new information provided and considering there was no suggested edit for over 2 hours (10K+ page showing list of suggested edits during the day) I would say you stumbled upon a major bug.. it's surely no policy change, just a bug.

From quick check looks like it's all across the network, maybe related to this bug as well - I'm sure the developers are aware of this and working to solve this as quickly as possible.


Check some other posts if you can see the edit link there, the usual reason you don't see one is that there is already a suggested edit in the queue. If there is already a suggested edit on a post, sub-2k users don't see the edit link.

As you don't see the edit link anywhere, I checked on another site myself and also don't see it. I expect that this is a bug, as I can't imagine they removed suggested edits for registered users.

  • I cannot see the edit link in any post.
    – Jav_Rock
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:18

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