I think it would be useful to have a reject reason "This should be a comment".

Whenever I see (minor) edits to code or some edit that challenges the opinion in the original post I select "other" and write "This should be a comment".

My reasoning behind is to reject the edit but to give the editor a hint what he should have done.

Recent example: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/317430


if aline[0] in m.keys(): 


if aline[0] in m

A comment would have been a better option compared to a straight edit.

  • At least on ELU we have "invalid edit" which includes "this is an attempt to reply to this post"
    – user176326
    Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 15:49

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This already does exist:

invalid edit
This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post.

  • you're right :) somehow I always just read it as : this edit is incorrect (i.e. the content is invalid or false).
    – örs
    Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 16:58

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