I know there are many super down-voted posts in meta about disabled edit options.

To my experience, when the edit option is disabled for a non-closed relatively recent post, it means that I cannot edit that post (and normally any other posts).

For example, it happens to me when I had five edits waiting for review.

But, today I found the edit link on this post and its comments are disabled for me, while I have access to its edit url directly.

I am not sure based on what "policies", I am not able to edit that specific post, but I am pretty sure I should receive an error message when I am typing the edit url in the address bar. (or maybe the edit link should be enabled.

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    There is no other pending edit or alike.. What does the tooltip say when you hover the edit link? – Floern Mar 27 '17 at 14:38
  • There are more possible reasons: Why is the edit button disabled?. It is not disabled to me, so I suspect it may have to do with you as a user. However, you don't have rejected suggested edits. Do you still experience it? – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Mar 27 '17 at 14:56
  • The edit button is available for me. Directly – Optimus Prime Mar 27 '17 at 15:11

Most likely the suggested edit review queue was full when you took that screenshot.

As said here, the queue size is 200 on Stack Overflow. Right now there are 128 pending edits, but most likely when you took the screenshot there was a temporary peak. The stats page shows 2,356 reviews today, which is a lot, so good chance that was indeed the case.

Next time, hover over the disabled link with the mouse cursor, and you'll see the reason.

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  • 200 ? new information – Optimus Prime Mar 27 '17 at 15:14
  • @SagarV new for almost five years, yes. :) (increased the queue size to 200 as a stop gap) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 27 '17 at 15:17
  • I missed a lot. almost half of SO. I created my profile for more than 3 years but become active in this feb only. – Optimus Prime Mar 27 '17 at 15:19
  • increased the queue size to 200 as a stop gap what is the size of Close vote quese , I think 10K correct? – Optimus Prime Mar 27 '17 at 15:20
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    @SagarV I don't think there is a limit to other queues, only suggested edits, since other actions are already rate limited on their own. (e.g. every user can cast X amount of flags or Y amount of close votes, while there is no limit how many edits a single user can suggest.) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 27 '17 at 15:22
  • @ShadowWizard Triage (only on Stack Overflow) is also capped. The cap used to be 100; I think it was increased but I don't remember to what. – Jeffrey Bosboom Mar 27 '17 at 15:36
  • @JeffreyBosboom Triage holds a max of 200 posts to review. – Taryn Mar 27 '17 at 15:57
  • Hovering over the link it (still) says "suggested edit queue is full". But, shouldn't the edit url be inaccessible? Just disabling a link is enough? – Afshin Moazami Mar 27 '17 at 21:22
  • Currently at 5:24 (EST), I can see there are 160 review in the review stats, but still the edit option is unavailable – Afshin Moazami Mar 27 '17 at 21:25
  • @AfshinMoazami Yes if the queue is really full it should also prevent editing in the direct URL. Try clearing your browser cache, reload with CTRL+F5 and see if it helps. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 27 '17 at 22:29
  • Not really. It is not a browser cache issue. I am not sure if I can submit the edit, but I am pretty sure I can reach the editor – Afshin Moazami Mar 28 '17 at 14:51

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