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How do suggested edits work?

On Stack Overflow (not Meta) I've noticed that sometimes my suggested edits are approved by the question's OP only. That is, no one else reviews the suggestion.

Example 1
Example 2

Strangely, these questions Can you approve edits to your own posts? and It takes two to tango? say it takes two or more votes.

Can the OP's vote alone approve an edit now (contrary to what the questions above say), or is this simply the system's way of dealing with edit clashes?

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    it's not a duplicate, it sites that question as a source, that question says it takes two, but this addresses that they can be approved with only one
    – DeadChex
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:05
  • @dea - It's in there...
    – Lix
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:06

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From the FAQ:

Who can vote on a suggested edit?

  • The owner of a post may cast a binding vote to accept or reject any modification of their post.

Their vote is binding.

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    But that's a vote to approve or reject, not a approval or rejection it self. And where does it say they are binding?
    – DeadChex
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:07
  • @DeadChex: Now it does. :)
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:08
  • But where on StackOverflow? ;)
    – DeadChex
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:09
  • There are tons of things that aren't mentioned on Stack Overflow itself.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 21, 2012 at 0:09

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