On the emerging IoT.SE which is in private beta I have the privilege to approve tag wikis but have not yet reached the free tag wiki editing privilege. Today another user edited a tag wiki excerpt I edited before. My version was the last and active one. Apparently my approval1 put that edit into effect.

I have moderator tool access and checked, there was no other person approving that specific edit suggestion. However I am not a moderator, so my vote alone shouldn't be binding, should it?

Is my vote binding because I was somehow the owner of the previous version?

1: The site is in private beta and whoever wants to follow that link likely has to detour via Area 51 to get there.


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It appears so.

On the review, your name is showing up with the highlight, meaning that you are the owner. And owners have single-click approve/reject powers. As for why you are the owner... I don't know.

As @Aurora0001 mentioned in the comments, it possibly is because you did create the tag wiki, so the system treats it like Q/A. (Yes, I checked and saw that you were the first person to edit the wiki, so you created it.)

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    My guess is that the system sees that @Helmar was the creator and treats it just like a question/answer - the owner gets a binding vote (although I don't know why Community isn't the actual owner).
    – Aurora0001
    Dec 18, 2016 at 13:39

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