I'm having trouble making sense of this option.
No-no-no - Not whining about an edit rejection. More than anything this reason for rejection seemingly makes no sense of the context of the edit proposed most often, and so I go away not knowing what I had done wrong.
To give an example, in a recent proposal to a top/accepted answer, I corrected an oversight which rendered that portion of the answer incorrect. In addition, I broke a paragraph that was too long and added links to documentation and another relevant answer.
In another proposal made awhile back, I corrected an error on a top-answer that rendered it incorrect and nonsensical.
Unfortunately, in the case of both proposals, the aforementioned rejection option was to blame.
Again, I'm not bothered with the rejection - Clearly these were rejected for a reason so I'll have to accept that. However, in the context of my proposal (Which aimed to improve post quality and make sure the top voted answer was not erroneous), I don't see how I was addressing the author or posting comment worthy material.
In the first case, the user who submitted the answer had been inactive for three years, so what use is there in trying to get them to fix anything? Take a look at the full rejection option:
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.
This is a question and answer site - There's no emphasis on the optional comments that are less likely to be read. Why do crucial/valid corrections belong in the answer's comment section? Why should I address the user and who may never do anything about it?
It's worth noting that I have had an edit approved of the same nature - "This tiny thing makes the answer invalid, I fixed it."
I'd really like to know what I've been doing wrong so I can avoid doing it in the future.
Could this option be made clearer? I was under the impression that answers/questions should be edited to improve readability, purpose, and correct any errors. Should I stop trying to edit answers?