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I have tried to edit this accepted answer because 3 out of the 4 URL are dead because the site has moved.

My 2 edit suggestions (first and second) have been rejected even though they improve the answer by correcting the URL which have become incorrect.

Why is that so?

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    I would have accepted them. I guess it's one of those cases where, as a reviewer, if you're not sure, you should simply skip. – Bart Nov 13 '13 at 14:36
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    I probably would've just said "Fixed broken links" as an edit comment - short and simple, less likely to get rejected. – Dukeling Nov 13 '13 at 14:36
  • So, do you think I should try to edit it a third time with the same edit and "Fixed broken links" as the edit comment or is there a better way? – Valentin Nov 13 '13 at 14:46
  • Are you able to point to a page that leads from sourceforge.net/projects/jadclipse that points to this new update site? – Duncan Jones Nov 13 '13 at 15:25
  • @Duncan JadClipse has no relation at all to JD-Eclipse except both are Eclipse plugins that decompile Java classes on the fly. JadClipse uses Jad and JD-Eclipse uses JD-Core (which have no relation too). – Valentin Nov 13 '13 at 15:28
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    Ahah, that explains my confusion! :-) – Duncan Jones Nov 13 '13 at 15:29
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It's a shame that edit was rejected; fixing broken links is Really Important.

Out of curiosity, I suggested more or less the same edit (anonymously) with the simple explanation "Fixed broken links"... And it was approved within minutes.

Sometimes, being direct is the best option.

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So, do you think I should try to edit it a third time with the same edit and "Fixed broken links" as the edit comment or is there a better way?

No, don't edit again and again, it will consider as rude. Instead I would suggest you to inform the author through comment like "link broken please fix it".

Update: I think you don't have any other alternative, since you don't have the privilege to comment, I will comment the author on behalf of you.

  • Yeah I thought of it being rude trying to edit again (and if it still doesn't get approved, it would lower my rep of rightful editing). Problem is, I don't have enough rep to comment on posts which aren't mine so I can't do it. – Valentin Nov 13 '13 at 15:16
  • Shog9 did the edit anonymously so you don't need to comment on the post, thank you. – Valentin Nov 13 '13 at 15:30

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