The following is a link to a rejected pending edit.
The issue I am raising here is not the specific rejection -- that kind of question I would put on SO's own meta page -- but rather I want to discuss a more general issue of an apparently ongoing problem with how SE/SO works.
I say "ongoing" because there are a number of similar meta questions about "pending edits missing". Either these vanishing edits are a recurring bug in the software or else there is a human/system communication breakdown in how users are informed of the edit review process and outcomes.
HERE IS WHAT I DID:
On StackOverflow I made an edit to a quite correct and officially Accepted answer (I did not alter the answer, just added some information). It was flagged "pending peer review" and I went off to do some other things. I then later returned and the edit had vanished as if I had never made it. There was no "rejected" message in my inbox and there is no trace of the edit or the rejection in any of my activity tabs.
I only found the above link by drilling down through the timeline links multiple levels:
- I started with the question link:
- I then manually converted this link to show the question timeline:
- On that page I found the timeline link for the Answer:
- Which then provided the suggested edit link for the Review:
My question then is why was there no notice and no trace of the edit/review/rejection in my Activities tab?
CRAP! Okay now that I have typed all this I went back and double-checked all my links before clicking the POST button and it seems that when the User page updated the rejection has finally showed up on my Activity tab, albeit more than TWO HOURS after the event. (I had updated that page less than 30 minutes ago so the delay could be as little as about 90 minutes.)
So my question has changed to:
Why was there such a substantial delay in the Activity showing up on my User page? and Why is there no notification of the rejection?