A suggested edit to this answer keeps coming up in the review list of suggested edits:


Is this a bug or is the user constantly submitting the edit over and over again? And as a follow up question: How to deal with it?

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    Maybe it's a new "Is the reviewer awake?" test. :) Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:07
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    It's the same editor, you can see that in their profile stackoverflow.com/users/2829228/user2829228?tab=activity - repeated edits.
    – Mat
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:09
  • @Mat Ah cool, I didn't know, I can see other user's profile with so much detail. That keeps the question: How to deal with it? Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:10
  • Does protecting it protect against suggested edits? Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:10
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    @fedorqui: protection does nothing for edits. insertname: nothing, the edit ban will kick in shortly.
    – Mat
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:11
  • @Mat Thanks, I see, there's such a thing like a ban for this behavior. Your two comments will make up an "acceptable" answer I guess. ;) Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:14
  • The edit sort of looks like the editor thought that it was his own answer and wanted to add code to it. Perhaps he should be advised to make a new answer with his code?
    – Amber
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:29
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    @Amber This is exactly what I did twice: Rejecting the edit with a custom message encouraging the editor to submit an answer of his own. Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 10:34

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The first edit is slightly different from the rest in content; it appears his second edit was really a modification to his first, and it was submitted after it was initially rejected (unbeknownst to him).

That said, his fifth attempt has been rejected and he should be edit-banned by now. Hopefully he got the hint, but if he comes back in 7 days and tries to edit the answer again, you can flag it and I'll talk to him, and lock the post if it really has to come to that.

He does not appear to be the author of the answer, just some unregistered fellow who probably hasn't learned the ropes.

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