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Allow adding a reject reason when marking an edit as “not helpful” in the improve screen

When you choose to improve a suggested edit, there's a checkbox ("suggested edit was helpful") that determines whether the edit is accepted or rejected before the improvement. Sometimes, I'd like to send a message back to the editor explaining why I marked the edit as unhelpful, so the editor in question can improve his/her editing habits. Could there please be an option for that?

EDIT: This is specifically for the "improve and reject" feature. I'd like the same functionality as a rejection message of "Other". Sorry, the "message" part is ambiguous.

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  • Reject the edit, and then make your own edit. If their edit was useful enough to keep and improve, you should probably mark it helpful.
    – user102937
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 22:51
  • @RobertHarvey: It wasn't helpful, but I'd like to make an immediate improvement and reject it unilaterally. That's pretty much the point of the "suggested edit was helpful" checkbox.
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 22:54
  • @random: No, that isn't the question. I've edited it to be a little more clear, hopefully.
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 22:59
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    @random - I think the request here is that the feedback mechanism for an outright reject of an edit can't be applied to a post that was improved but the original edit rejected as unhelpful.
    – Flexo
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:01
  • Got a re-open from me although I think the feedback here possibly comes from looking at the edit you made instead of theirs quite often. I.e. your edit says "this is what you should have done instead".
    – Flexo
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:02
  • You don't get notifications on rejected edits now, so this would be extending a feature change that hasn't been done
    – random
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:04
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    @random: I don't want a notification. I just want the message to show up in the suggested edit summary as the rejection reason.
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:05

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