Within the canonical answer on how-do-comment-replies-work it is clear that post editors can be replied to.

Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated to current non-deleted comments), and editors of the question or answer that you are commenting on—users not in that list cannot be notified. You can also notify a ♦ moderator who closed the question. The question and answers are all considered independently. For example, if Alice was the author of, commented on, or edited the question or her answer, then you cannot notify her by commenting on Bob's answer (unless Alice also participated in that answer), and vice versa.

However, thanks to this comment by Shadow Wizard, it has become clear that this only applies to approved editors (in addition to binding editors). I wish to request that comment replies be extended to include any user who suggested a rejected edit on the post.

The reason I would wish to reply to a rejected editor would be if their edit, while inappropriate, hinted at important information; for example that the answer was wrong or incomplete. In those cases I may wish to encourage them to outline this in a comment or competing answer.

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    As far as I know, only user who actually made an edit can be replied-to so "rejected editor" can't be reached. The only option currently is to comment on one of his posts or reply to one of his comments. I do it sometimes and delete the comment after a short while so it won't make noise. Oct 1, 2013 at 8:23
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    @ShaWizDowArd - This should be an answer.
    – Himanshu
    Oct 1, 2013 at 8:24
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    @hims056 I think this better be changed to feature request asking to add any user who suggested an edit to the list of reply-to users so my comment isn't really an answer. Also, knowing this site for years I might be wrong. :) Oct 1, 2013 at 8:26
  • @ShaWizDowArd I thought as much but I didn't want to presume. I shall now convert to a feature request (For the record had you of provided an answer I would have created a new post as a feature request to avoid invalidating your answer) Oct 1, 2013 at 8:28
  • @RichardTingle cheers, I fully support your request. ;) Oct 1, 2013 at 8:29
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    I think the best option is to use a custom reject message. Ok, no notification, but THAT could be changed. Oct 1, 2013 at 9:15
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    @JohannesKuhn While I think I agree, that was (sort of) rejected way back; meta.stackexchange.com/questions/120624/… as it was to notify a user of something they could do nothing about. On the other hand a comment saying "don't do x, why not do y" is something they very much can do something about Oct 1, 2013 at 9:17
  • Well, what you now suggest would lead to exact that "You've done something wrong." kind of message. Oct 1, 2013 at 15:47
  • @JohannesKuhn We equally can't stop people swearing at each other, but this at least has a decent chance of having good comments going through it Oct 1, 2013 at 15:48


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