How to confirm:

  1. Submit an edit suggestion on a post by a user with less than 2K reputation, using a user with less than 2K reputation.
  2. Sign is as the user receiving the edit suggestion and click the [Edit (1)] link below the post.
  3. Observe error message denying the user to approve or reject the edit.
  4. Observe how the edit can be acted upon via the link from receiver's notifications/inbox.

This first arose here, on one of my questions, and was deliberately replicated to test on Ask Ubuntu with an anonymous edit to a post with a 1000-odd rep user.

  • I just ran into this on LEGO Answers with this suggested edit. Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 15:00
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    Sorry about that, we'll get this case fixed up.
    – Emmett
    Commented Aug 19, 2012 at 0:39
  • @Emmett No problem.
    – nanofarad
    Commented Aug 19, 2012 at 18:27
  • @Emmett Bugs like there, that can't be tested with just an example post, that need an entire site as a sandbox, are reason to get such a sandbox site.
    – nanofarad
    Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 22:59

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This was an oversight by me as we designed the new review dashboard: I didn't account for allowing post owners to always be able to approve/reject suggested edits, regardless of their reputation. It's fixed now.

  • The owner of the post can approve/reject the edit, even if they have less than 2k rep? I didn't know that. Thanks! Commented Dec 6, 2020 at 16:41

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