The suggested edit was rejected by community.

However, the edit shows incorrect. I added the line which shows

and your call would be

ShowMessage(message As String, type As MessageType)

This line was put into the answer, but my edit was rejected. I'm not sure what happened and why the edit shows incorrect. Can someone explained what happened here?

  • I have seen this happen before. It was probably because the original answerer updated the post, thus pushing your edit out, rending it irrelevant. This is very probable since your's was rejected within the 5min edit window... SEE meta.stackexchange.com/questions/184992/… Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 23:52
  • @JoshC thanks for the link. Based on that it looks like the user didn't check the box that my suggestion was helpful and then used it verbatim, therefore Community rejected it. Does that sound feasible?
    – Harrison
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 23:59
  • I haven't been in such a situation, but yea, that sounds feasible - that's probably what it was. Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 0:01

1 Answer 1


The OP made an edit to their own post that was submitted just after your edit was submitted. This caused your suggested edit to be automatically rejected by the system; someone with full edit privileges "wins" in such situations.

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