I'm blocked from reviewing for some time, but I'm not blocked from editing. I would like to edit someone's question, but there is another suggested edit review pending. I can't approve it because of the review ban, but also I can't do any other edit as when I click "edit" it redirects me to approve the edit. Is that expected or this is a bug?

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    I'm not sure what the bug is here. You can't edit since there's a pending edit (as expected) and you're banned from reviewing so you can't review the pending edit (as expected)... A minor UI issue at best, but certainly not a bug. – Cai Dec 2 '16 at 14:39
  • @Cai Bug is I have rights to edit posts and can't do edit. Situation described by Glorfindel is also bug for me. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 14:43
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    That's not a bug, that's a feature—no one can edit while there is a pending suggestion. – Cai Dec 2 '16 at 14:49
  • @Cai Well, not no one; anyone who can review the edit can edit the post. – Servy Dec 2 '16 at 15:10
  • @Servy you need to review the edit first though right? (I can't actually remember) – Cai Dec 2 '16 at 15:13
  • @Cai Editing it is how you can review it. It is two of the options as to how to complete the review. – Servy Dec 2 '16 at 15:15
  • @Servy ok but regardless of how the UI works it is still a review and if you're review banned you can't review; so no bug. – Cai Dec 2 '16 at 15:18
  • @Cai But I'm blocked of doing edit. And in situation described in answer it happens also when no review ban. For me it is at least oversight if not a bug. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 15:19
  • @Cai Agreed. Never said it was a bug. – Servy Dec 2 '16 at 15:25
  • @Kacper You think it's a bug that people who aren't allowed to review edits aren't allowed to review an edit? I would think that any other behavior would be the bug. If you could review this edit, despite being review banned, then that would be an oversight. – Servy Dec 2 '16 at 15:26
  • @Servy I'm saying that having a rights to edit and can't edit is a bug. Nothing to do here with review. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 15:27
  • @Servy yeh I see what you were saying now, my original comment should have been "no one can edit while there is a pending suggestion without reviewing the suggestion" – Cai Dec 2 '16 at 15:27
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    @Kacper There's everything to do with a review. There's a pending edit. For you to edit the post while there's a pending edit would necessitate you reviewing the edit, which you've demonstrated you're not ready to do at the moment. – Servy Dec 2 '16 at 15:29
  • @Servy OK I understand what you mean. I agree. Just one shouldn't spoent all 20 reviews or shouldn't get banned. However it would be nice to have a possibility to edit event for myself only without posting this edit. Just to reformat code when answering. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 15:35
  • @Ramhound I'm not disputing ban. This was done by someone else here: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/338596/… I've just asked a question if such behaviour is bug or not. And I'm meeting coments in tone of: You made wrong review so you was baned why are you disputing that. I don't like it. I'm trying to understand what's going on to improve what I'm doing and instead of some explanations I'm meeting behaviour that discourage me to participate in comunity. Thank you very much for constructive comment. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 18:11

If there is a pending edit suggestion then no one can submit an edit without first reviewing the suggested edit. And since you're review banned, you can't perform the necessary review to submit an edit of your own; no bug there.

The fact that it redirects you to the suggested edit could be seen as a UI oversight (as Glorfindel points out the same happens when you have reached your review limit), but you're only banned from reviewing—not from viewing suggested edits; so that's debatable.

  • Thank you for your answer. I understand that to overwrite/improve someone's edit one need priv to review and I agree that whole behaviour of UI is rather minor problem with that redirection than bug in privs. – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 18:14

This happens so rarely that - apparently - the system designers didn't take this possibility into account. The same happens if you would have done 20 suggested edit reviews today already.

  • I understand it happens rarely but still it means it is kind of bug or oversight. Don't you think? – Kacper Dec 2 '16 at 15:18
  • @Kacper a requirement to view a pending edit is the ability to approve or deny the edit. If you can't do that, you don't meet the requirements, to view the pending edit. The behavior you describe is purposely done – Ramhound Dec 2 '16 at 17:51

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