Sometimes a suggested edit is rejected (by Community) because of a concurrent direct edit that takes precedence.

Since this is no fault of the edit suggestor, such rejections should not count against the suggestor when counting rejections for bad edits that lead to a ban.

Here are some examples where it happened:

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    Should be a badge for asking a question that causes a feature request ;)
    – Jake1164
    Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 18:35
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    I agree, but I doubt that's an actual problem. I think those rejections are so rare that a decent editor won't get pushed near the limit by them. Some real numbers would be nice to have, though. Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 18:35
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    @DanielFischer Here's a case where it happens. In high-activity tags on Stack Overflow, a question can get multiple editors falling over each other's heels during its first minutes, when it's on the front page. Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 12:07
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    So it is an actual problem (small in numbers, but getting suggestion-banned for that is quite unfair). Whom shall we blackamil to get the request implemented? Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 13:00

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We now ignore any suggested edits that were rejected by the Community User due to an edit conflict when determining whether someone should be banned from submitting suggested edits. These rejections are annotated with a description of what happened:

Conflicted with a subsequent edit

Aside from rejecting "concurrent" edits, the Community User also rejects edits that are intentionally replaced when the "Reject and Edit" option is used in review. As of September 2014 these do count toward edit bans (and warnings), as these rejections are not accidental and can generally be avoided by submitting more appropriate/substantive edits. These rejections are also annotated:

This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have been changed.


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