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Missing edit link?

I've edited and retagged several posts in the past with no problem, but now I've been occasionally noticing that I am unable to retag or edit (some) questions. Any idea why this is?

THIS QUESTION for example does not show me the edit or retag links.

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I am below 2000 rep, which I know would explain the retag link disappearing, but not the edit link too. As suggested in THIS ANSWER. And as far as I can tell, the questions this is happening to are not protected or closed so what gives?!

Has anyone else ran into this situation?

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    There was a pending suggested edit on the question.
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 23, 2012 at 11:45
  • That makes sense, and I think that may have been THE quickest response I've ever received! Is there anywhere on SO where they break down these specific little rules and features so that I don't have to bother meta with these trivial questions? I couldn't find this anywhere on SO. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:48
  • A majority of the information is lingering here on Meta somewhere, but it's not all easy to find if you aren't sure what you're looking for. That said, searching in faq posts can usually get you an answer to most questions you might have.
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 23, 2012 at 11:52
  • Alright, I appreciate it. I pretty extensively searched before posting this, but a majority of my searches were to the effect of "retag button removed." I suppose if I had searched for the edit link disappearing I would have found the post you linked above. If you don't mind posting an answer so I can mark it correct, seeing as you did give me the answer first. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:55

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There were pending edits on that question. And you do not have edit privileges, so the buttons were hidden from you.

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