I don't care about the measly 2 points I didn't get. I only care about the lesson and reason behind the decision so I won't repeat the mistake... so that eventually, when I have enough reputation/maturity/trust to edit without supervision, I'd like to not piss off the rest of the community.

Here's my suggested edit.

Now, I've read the rules on post Edits and I believe I understand them (or at least the spirit behind those rules). I've also perused similar questions/discussions here on Meta.

I believe I was adding some useful formatting which aided in accurately understanding the question at hand without requiring multiple read-throughs:

  • It's not obvious to me what the URL following the codeblock was. It's the sample output. (This happens twice)
  • The last paragraph isn't a paragraph but an error message... So I formatted it as such.
  • There was no other obvious typos or grammar mistakes to fix.

The fact that it was the Community♦ user brings me to believe my error should be obvious but I simply don't get it. There's no message. Nothing! I simple, automated "F#$% off! You don't know how to edit!" (actually it just says Rejected but without any reasons to explain, it might aswell be written that)

I would like to be able to serve the community better so... please explain to me which law I've obviously broken. If I can't properly serve this community then it's a moot point for me to stick around isn't it.


It looks like Tanner Ewing edited it at about the same time your suggested edit came along, and potentially marked it as Unhelpful[See Comments], and thus it was rejected by Community.

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I don't think you did anything wrong, and it appears Tanner (inadvertently) kept most of your changes and added some additional information.

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    I thought that, but notice that Qwerty and Tanner's edits use identical messages. It looks to me like Tanner "improved" Qwerty's edit but marked it as "not helpful". I think that's possible for a 49-rep user if they own the post. Is there any way to verify? – Jeremy May 8 '12 at 20:01
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    Yeah I don't know, I'm not low enough on the totem pole on either this site or that site to check. My gut says Tanner didn't have to provide any reason and they got ninja-merged. My gut also says its getting to be dinner time, so barring a developer's answer I'm just guessing. – user7116 May 8 '12 at 20:04
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    Then there should have, at least something in the line of "The original author of the post has edited the post before your suggestion could be approved by peers" I have no problems receiving such message because it keeps me informed. – user1040049 May 8 '12 at 22:11

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