Someone on Meta Stack Overflow just asked this question: Make the error "This edit would have to be a suggested edit" more verbose
Which was just flagged as a possible duplicate of this question: Uninformative (and Confusing) Error Message for Suggested Edit Conflict
Which was flagged and marked as a duplicate of this question: "This edit would have to be a suggested edit" / edit button grayed out
Which is linked in the first question. My question, why on Earth was a feature request flagged as a duplicate of a support question when the best answer to the support question is "I dunno it could probably be less cryptic" ([SIC]Yes, that error message could have been less cryptic.) and both the first and second links are asking that this be changed?
The third link asks "Why is this happening?" and an answer was posted, but obviously it wasn't changed. Why are feature requests asking that it be changed being flagged and marked as duplicates when that question is answered and no resolution will come of it as it isn't a feature request? Instead, the second question only garnered flags and nonconstructive comments.
Edit: I was a bit harsh on the maturity of the language, but the question still stands. To clarify the question is:
- Should this be in writing as a feature request (a la questions 1 & 2).
- Should this be closed as dupe when there's a difference between "Why is this happening?" and "Can we please change this?".
- Is there a discernable difference between "Why is this happening?" and "Can we please change this?" that disqualifies it from closure as a dupe?