I tried to edit this question on SuperUser using the SE Andriod app (v1.0.51) and got the following error in the red bar at the top:

Account is not allowed to suggest edits.

I get the same error when trying to Preview the edit as well.

I can (and did) successfully submit the edit from the website.


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SE Apps don't support suggested edits (they can't push suggested edits to the review queues). Gain full editing privs and won't have any problems anymore :)

  • OK, I did not know that. It would be less confusing if the message said something like SE for Android doesn't support edit suggestions. Or better yet, not even offer the option or permit entry into the Edit screen for accounts lacking sufficient rep to make edits without peer review. Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 16:32
  • @Twisty this misleading message is not my fault :D
    – nicael
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 16:33
  • LOL. Indeed not. I'm more musing out loud for the benefit of a programmer that's run out of bugs to fix. hint hint Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 16:34
  • Could you clarify how one should go about gaining full editing privs in reasonable time? Not everybody who wants to participate in a particular SE site has enough subject knowledge to open with a great answer to an unanswered question. Some people want to ask a question first, which means suggesting edits for +2 each to earn meta/chat privileges to ask for clarification of what questions are on-topic in order to avoid a question ban. Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 16:22
  • @tepples You can actually suggest edits on any non-locked non-meta post having no pending suggested edits from the site, but cannot do it from the app simply because the api of apps doesn't support suggested edits. And no one forces you to earn full editing prigs :)
    – nicael
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 17:01

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