Just wondering what it is about my suggested edit caused it to be rejected?

Mainly for the future so I can learn how best to do edits.

  • @hims056 I didn't add stackoverflow, I kind of assumed questions on meta are for stackoverflow specifically or is that not the case?
    – user692942
    Mar 4, 2014 at 14:49
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    Mar 4, 2014 at 16:30
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    @hims056 Thanks for clarifying I didn't realise will tag site specific in future.
    – user692942
    Mar 4, 2014 at 16:32

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Qantas 94 Heavy choose to improve on your edit, and unchecked the 'this suggestion was helpful' checkbox when he submitted the new edit.

He used indentation instead of backticks to mark the expression, as that applies code highlighting too; so instead of:


he used:


You can see the exact edit he made in the revisions of the original post.

Personally, I might still have left the 'helpful' checkbox applied, but as you came here and asked about the rejection, I guess he achieved the goal of showing that there was a better option to formatting that line. :-)

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    Personally, I would still say the edit was helpful
    – Walker
    Mar 4, 2014 at 12:44
  • Ok, that makes more sense. It was purely regex so I didn't think it needed a full line code block I was just trying to emphasize the expression so thought using inline was best. It would have been nice to get some recognition rather than disappearing into a blackhole and having my edit comment hijacked.
    – user692942
    Mar 4, 2014 at 12:51
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    That was a later edit. Mar 4, 2014 at 13:58
  • @LowerClassOverflowian Yeah, he did but I fail to see how that justifies hijacking an edit. Flag it as helpful and add your own.
    – user692942
    Mar 4, 2014 at 14:46

I'm the one that rejected your edit. Admittedly I'm quite a strict reviewer and this one was close to being helpful for my own standards.

As Martijn Pieters mentioned, if the code is not within a sentence, code blocks should be used.


dynamic model = GetExpandoObject(); //model type of ExpandoObject


dynamic model = GetExpandoObject(); //model type of ExpandoObject

Without taking that into account, you only really added inline code spans to the # characters, which by itself would be considered "too minor".

Now I come to think of it, there isn't that much that could have been obviously improved on in this particular post -- I'd probably give you the benefit of the doubt for edits like these in the future, but note that if there's still other things that's glaringly obvious, I might still reject your edit.

In any case, thanks for asking about it on Meta -- I certainly didn't mean to be obnoxiously picky.

  • I'm not sure what I consider "too minor" when it comes to improving the formatting of question / answers but in the case I a regex expression I thought the inline block suited it better as it wasn't what I would call a code block, it's just an expression. The inline was purely to highlight it. Thanks for the explanation though, I really appreciate it.
    – user692942
    Mar 4, 2014 at 13:28
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    @LowerClassOverflowian: sorry, forgot about the differences between American and British English, reverted. Mar 4, 2014 at 14:02

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