I have found this has happened on several occasions. Whilst making a suggested edit, if another user then edits the same post simultaneously, when I go to submit my changes, I get the error 'This Edit Would Have To Be a Suggested Edit';
which I have circled in yellow in the image provided.

Suggested Edit Save Pane

It's like my user id is mixed up with the other editor of higher rep. Is this a bug?

  • That just happened to me! Apparently the post was deleted then or soon afterwards; maybe that has something to do with it? Jul 6 '13 at 14:59
  • Yeh, It's happened a few times, and I'm not sure if it's always when someone else is editing it.. i'm now asking about 'bug' like things that occur reasonably frequently - I should be studying hey lol
    – user310756
    Jul 6 '13 at 15:01

I asked the same question the other day, and the answer I got was that there was already a suggested edit in the queue. When you then go to submit your edit, the queue rejects it as there is already a suggestion pending.

It is a horrible error message, though. It doesn't accurately explain the actual error happening. It must be that the programmers lock a queue by removing the permission to edit the question in the same way that people with very low reputation points can't edit a question. I imagine you'd get the same error if you had a new user try to edit a question (if they could somehow bypass the missing 'edit' button).