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Community rejected the following edit:


I resubmitted a similar edit, which was approved (I think Community was on a coffee break):


This is the revision history of the question.


Now I had noticed that the OP deleted the question for a short time.

Is the reason Community rejected the edit because of the deletion or is there another reason?

What does one do, when Community has rejected a valuable edit?

Why was the suggested edit approved the second time around?

marked as duplicate by Madara Uchiha, Adam Lear Jul 6 '13 at 17:15

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    Could it be meta.stackexchange.com/a/171426? – brasofilo Jul 6 '13 at 16:09
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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Why did the edit get through a second time?" - Why wouldn't it go through a second time? You submitted the edit again... – animuson Jul 6 '13 at 16:11
  • @brasofilo no this doesn't answer it, as the edits are shown – Yvette Colomb Jul 6 '13 at 16:11
  • @animuson it was rejected the first time, automatically (by community), so I was not sure it would be approved the second time I made the edit suggestion – Yvette Colomb Jul 6 '13 at 16:12
  • @animuson I reworded my question, pls advise if it has clarity – Yvette Colomb Jul 6 '13 at 16:14
  • I was thinking that the delete caused it. But the timestamps don't really support that theory. The edit was actually rejected at 15:06:24, which is 20 seconds before the post was deleted at 15:06:43. So the link provided by brasofilo seems more probable. – animuson Jul 6 '13 at 16:15
  • @Yve: brasofilo's link does seem to answer it. Why don't you think it does? – Mat Jul 6 '13 at 16:15
  • No it doesn't Mat, please see Animuson's comment, and also, the edits I made, that Community rejected are there, in this other question the edits are not saved, for other reasons.. and yes, I am not convinced it was the deletion either. I had noticed a few times that the edits were being faulty, with flags like "no changes have been made" and "this should be a suggested edit" I think there is a bug – Yvette Colomb Jul 6 '13 at 16:17

From what I can see and guess from the timestamps. You've suggested an edit, and then one of the following happened:

  • Either the OP was exactly editing the post, and it was within the grace period.
  • Or the OP wanted to edit your suggested edit later, and he chose to "improve" without marking the "suggested edit was useful".

I think it's more likely to be the first.

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