I was just reviewing suggested edits, and I rejected this edit.

Does anyone have an explanation as to why this edit was rejected with only one vote? Usually it requires 3 votes unless the author rejects it. This wasn't the case, as I'm not the author.

There haven't been any other edits on the post since December 5.

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Perhaps the number of rejects required has been lowered for editors with a bad accept to reject ratio? Since that isn't very likely, I assume this is a bug.

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    Perhaps the number of rejects required has been lowered for editors with a bad accept to reject ratio? If only. Alas, I'm rather confident that's not the case here.
    – Servy
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:19
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    You didn't by chance happen to have been a mod 2 hours ago and had your superpowers since removed?
    – Servy
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:20
  • Can the original editor choose to revert during that time?
    – Joe
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:23
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    @Servy "@JoshC Invisible sneaky mods?" chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/1700319#1700319
    – hichris123
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:23
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    It's a Christmas miracle!
    – Jamal
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:26
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    Most of the time when we have things like this, it's because someone went in and edited after the user (and then @Community rejects it). Doesn't seem to be the case here, but maybe invisibly so?
    – Joe
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:28
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    Yeah, but there are no other edits on that answer, @Joe (other than one from 12/5). Dec 23, 2013 at 19:30
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    We should note that your reject vote was 7 seconds before the edit was officially marked as rejected. So your vote didn't directly cause the rejection, but something certainly happened to cause it.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:38
  • @jadarnel27 Hence, 'invisibly so'. :)
    – Joe
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:39
  • @animuson How long until this is visible on Data explorer and non-staff can investigate? :)
    – Joe
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:40
  • (answers own question) It's updated every Monday morning, so sadly we need to wait a week to find out... and I'm guessing 12/30 isn't a day a lot of us are going to be thinking about that ;) (Or, are we?)
    – Joe
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:58
  • It wouldn't surprise me if suggested edits on old, accepted answers requires unanimous approval by reviewers.
    – user102937
    Dec 23, 2013 at 22:32
  • Could this come from a moderator right/privileges? They can already close question without voting. Dec 28, 2013 at 22:57
  • @user2284570 no, the moderator would be listed in such case. Dec 29, 2013 at 10:08

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Note that this guy attempted to edit the same post 6 times (gotta appreciate the dedication..), I'm only guessing here but this might have triggered some auto tool that retracted his edit privileges. This would also explain animusons' comment about the timing.

Edit: I see that the last reject was by the author himself, maybe that prevents further edits? If anyone (without instant edit privileges) is interested - try to edit this answer and i'll reject, then try again :)


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