I would like an explanation for the aforementioned incident that happened on EL&U.
But before I begin, I tried looking for any possible duplicates using the search function; is:question suggested edit review approved rejected but simply gave up on the fourth page. So, I'm really sorry if my question has been asked before. (By the way, is there a way I can further narrow down the search?)
I'd like to know how a trivial edit, which was rejected five times consecutively, still managed to be approved and implemented.
the exact same edit was then approved by two users
The edit was not harmful, and the users who approved of the edit probably agreed that the period/full stop was misplaced. It seems obvious to me that the deletion of "now" was completely gratutious, and a means of overcoming the six characters limit. Fine, I'm not too bothered by that.
It's the statistics that puzzle me, the suggested edit was rejected five times in a row, and yet it still got approved. How come?
I double-checked the SE rules concerning suggested edits
In response to this, we've bumped up the number of reviews required to approve or reject a suggested edit:
- Network-wide: two reviews per edit suggestion.
- Stack Overflow: three reviews per edit suggestion.
Moderators can approve suggested edits instantly in cases where an insufficient number of users are available to review them.