I think it would be a good idea to have an option for people reviewing suggested edits to leave a comment to the users who suggested the edits.

This would be useful for helping the newer users to learn how to edit better.


  • Thanks for the edit, but for next time remove the "I hope it's not a duplicate" as it doesn't add anything to the question

This is more useful for approved/improved edits as you may think the edit improves the question but more should've been done in the edit and you should let the editor know what other things they should look out for to improve for next time.

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    @random I don't think this is a duplicate because that question was about improvement suggestions on rejected edits, whereas this one is about improvement suggestions on approved/improved edits. – PolyGeo Dec 4 '15 at 0:03
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    I think this is a good idea but I also think the field that this comment goes into should be titled "Suggestion(s) for improving your edits:" rather than "Comment:" so that the advice is clearly only the reviewer's thoughts rather than always firm policy. Often I see comments on questions and answers offering advice about "improvements" that don't quite match site policies and occasionally some that are almost the opposite of them. – PolyGeo Dec 4 '15 at 0:04
  • @random still no dupe, as this one here clearly asks for a way to send direct notification, not only leave a reason visible upon seeing the review item. – Shadow The Coffee Wizard Dec 4 '15 at 6:27
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    As for the request here, comment would be too intrusive, and pollute the post itself. Notification can work. – Shadow The Coffee Wizard Dec 4 '15 at 6:28
  • How many times does this actually occur? I doubt it is worth it. If an edit is not (good) enough, someone else will come along and further edit the question. And the original editor will just by participating (and maybe even by getting some edits rejected) develop further, without this functionality. There are larger fish to fry. – Jan Doggen Dec 4 '15 at 8:46
  • @ShadowWizard yeh that's the major issue, i've seen people commenting to editors several times, which although is usually because of rejects, often results in many more comments on the question, derailing the question to be about the edit instead of the actual question – Aequitas Dec 4 '15 at 9:05

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