A known problem is that sometimes bad suggested edits get approved. Moderators have a tool in the form of suggested edit bans to deal with this, but those bans aren’t always immediately appropriate.

I’d like to suggest the ability to mark an individual review outcome as incorrect from its review page, with that mark being taken into account in automated review bans (essentially counted as an audit failure) and in automated suggested edit bans, even when later edits prevent the mod Reject override from being used. It might be possible to apply this mark automatically in some cases, too, like when a “looks good” is later closed or deleted as spam/abusive.

In the case of suggested edits, it could also remove the 2-rep bonus.


  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/194571/… (This is maybe an improved suggestion? There are already a lot of flags to deal with, but this is just something that goes Into The System™.)
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 3:35
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    Ok, I'm not marking this as a duplicate because it is considerably more broad... But your specific example is done as of this spring: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/178340/…
    – Shog9
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 4:00
  • @Shog9: Oh, right – thanks! I lock myself out of that a lot with rollbacks, though, so being able to do that without having it actually change the post would still be helpful.
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 4:01
  • I got... Complicated thoughts on that... But they'll have to wait for another day.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 4:04
  • Got my support: this sounds like a slight twist on what I asked for here meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/272472/…
    – Flexo
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 7:12
  • @Shog9: I’ve gotten used to hitting Reject instead of rolling back now, but people still put edits over top of bad edits that got approved (makes sense). Could the button stick around in those cases and only affect the rep + displayed review outcome? Really, really need this feature.
    – Ry-
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 9:26
  • It'd be tricky, @Ry- - post examples in your question here when you come across 'em.
    – Shog9
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 22:15
  • @Shog9: Important enough to make Meta: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/368670/… If a moderator doesn’t get to it first, it stays approved.
    – Ry-
    Commented May 27, 2018 at 20:56


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