As I understand it, approval of edits now takes more than one reviewer.
I am a high rep user on http://stats.stackexchange.com and thus, I often edit questions to improve them. Today I came across a question that needed editing. One low rep user had already proposed some edits. I approved these edits. But because I was the first reviewer, I could not then build on those edits to really polish the question. It seems that I have to wait for another reviewer to come along and approve the edits. This seems pointless.
Given that I am a high rep user I can in theory make any edits to the question without approval. Thus, I could choose to incorporate the proposed edits or not. Of course, general standards suggest that I should incorporate any reasonable edits already made. And I would typically do that. The important point however is that high rep users who have editing privileges should be able to edit a question immediately even if there are pending edits.
My feature request
High rep users should be able to edit a question that is under editing review and should be given the choice when pressing edit of
- approving the edit under review immediately or
- disapproving the edit under review.
(UPDATE) Alternatively a high rep user should be able to improve an edit after they have pressed "approve" and prior to the edit receiving sufficient approvals to be published.
Are there any reasons why this would not be a good idea? What do others think?