When reviewing posts on a site I don't yet have edit privileges on, occasionally I'll come across a post that needs editing, but the 'edit' option is greyed out. My understanding is that this is due to an already pending suggested edit.

In these cases - assuming no other action is required - should I click 'No Action Needed', or 'Skip'?

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    You should click 'skip' Jun 15, 2016 at 22:53

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There are two main reasons why you should click Skip, and not No Action Needed:

  1. Action is needed (an edit must be approved); you simply can't carry out the action.
  2. If you click No Action Needed, it will remove the item from the queue, making it a bit harder for other reviewers who can approve the edit to see it - although the edit should still be in the Suggested Edits queue.
  • Thanks @HDE. I guess I was thinking - action is needed, but it has already been taken (an edit). The action that is still needed is approving the edit, but that's for a different queue, and (as far as I know), the edit can only be approved in the Suggested Edits queue (although it could just be overriden in another queue by a 2k+ rep user if they edit it directly).
    – Tim Malone
    Jun 15, 2016 at 23:30
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    NAN does in fact remove the item from the queue immediately. And sometimes the edit suggestion is far from complete, addressing only one or two bits of a post that needs either a more comprehensive overhaul or condemnation. Jun 16, 2016 at 3:41
  • I've accepted this answer primarily because of the point @NathanO'Tá´‡stingTuggy makes :)
    – Tim Malone
    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:00

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