There is a question on one of the SE sites that had a pending suggested edit: trust me, the way the original question was, it was needed. Before I even thought to approve the edit, I went to close it as a duplicate (as it was), but the suggested edit was still there.

If the question is being closed anyways (as a duplicate or otherwise) do I reject or approve the suggested edit? What is the proper etiquette?

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    @codeMagic No, this is not about posts that are intended to be deleted. – Gilles Apr 14 '14 at 21:49
  • @Gilles you're right, I jumped the gun on that one. I guess I should have just said related and not flagged because part of the answer would fit. That's what I get for trying to post while brushing my unicorn. I will pay more attention. – codeMagic Apr 14 '14 at 22:01
  • @codeMagic As retribution, upvotes to all of us! – Canadian Luke Apr 14 '14 at 22:08

Treat it like you would any other suggested edit: if it improves the question, approve it, and if it changes the meaning of its content, or makes it worse, reject it.


Questions closed as duplicates generally stay around to act as searching sign-posts. They are not automatically deleted, as a rule.

If the edit is useful and improves the post, approve it.

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