When a reviewer picks "Improve" and indicates that suggestion wasn't helpful, an edit gets rejected. In suggestion record page, when one clicks (more), only stats for Community user and suggestor are shown. What is the reason that reviewer stats aren't displayed in this case?

An example of such an edit is here:

gnat reviewed this 17 hours ago: Edit
Community♦ reviewed this 17 hours ago: Reject
Conflicted with a subsequent edit.

When one clicks (more), page shows only one reviewer:

Reviewer Stats

Community has approved 1219 edit suggestions and rejected 303 edit suggestions

I wonder because in case of straight rejection, without Improve, both reviewer stats are shown. In this example, with two straight rejects, clicking (more) shows both reviewers:

Reviewer Stats

gnat has approved 392 edit suggestions and rejected 233 edit suggestions
KeesDijk has approved 47 edit suggestions and rejected 14 edit suggestions


You didn't approve or reject the suggested edit, you replaced it with your own (through the Improve option). This isn't quite the same as voting to reject the edit; rather it is a new edit that is seeded with the suggestion.

Community then rejected the original suggestion, because your edit replaced it.

  • but the page says, "gnat reviewed this 17 hours ago" - I read this as one who picked Improve is considered a reviewer, right? why not show stats in this case? – gnat Aug 30 '14 at 10:38
  • @gnat: you reviewed but didn't vote. Improving is effectively a veto, by bypassing the normal voting path. It requires a moderator to veto, so Community does this on your behalf. – Martijn Pieters Aug 30 '14 at 10:38
  • interesting. How comes that indicating that suggestion wasn't helpful doesn't count as vote? – gnat Aug 30 '14 at 10:39
  • @gnat: because Community executes that vote, and as a moderator it is a binding vote. – Martijn Pieters Aug 30 '14 at 10:40
  • ...oh wait I think I got it. Replace is the word here, I see. Allow me to accept an answer immediately! :) – gnat Aug 30 '14 at 10:40

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