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While reviewing First Posts on Super User, I noticed that I couldn't edit this question (see below). Clicking the 'edit' link simply does nothing.

Editing is not possible for me right now because I have already five suggested edits pending. It used to be the case that the link would've been grayed out (and the reason shown as a popover). This has been changed recently, and while I'm not sure it's an improvement, the current implementation needs some fixing at least.

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This bug appears regardless of the actual reason that the edit isn't possible; for instance, here is another user experiencing the same bug who couldn't suggest an edit because of an already pending one.

Apparently, I'm far from the only one who experiences this issue. As of last Sunday morning, 15 other bug reports have been posted networkwide (and are still alive) and this is #16.

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    It's an improvement if you're the one that has to deal with people writing in asking why they can't edit because they don't know there's a tooltip. ;) But I'm not sure why that wouldn't work out of the box in review. That's weird. – animuson Jul 25 '17 at 15:30
  • @animuson can we have a compromise: the edit link can be clicked but it is grayed out? – Glorfindel Jul 25 '17 at 15:32
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    This just happened to me. It's really annoying. I hope they will fix it soon. – Donald Duck Sep 7 '17 at 11:28
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    @DonaldDuck yeah, me too. On MSO and MSE combined, this bug has now been reported more than 10 times ... – Glorfindel Sep 7 '17 at 11:43
  • Eight duplicates and counting... – Sonic the Inclusive Hedgehog Dec 17 '17 at 18:06
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    Also a duplicate on Meta Arqade... gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12770/… – JonathanDavidArndt Jan 3 '18 at 13:06
  • Wow, it doubled in such a short timespan... – Sonic the Inclusive Hedgehog Feb 28 '18 at 21:11
  • Strangely, this happened for me even when I could do an edit from the question link without any message like 'edit not possible; – Udayraj Deshmukh Mar 1 '18 at 13:48
  • Has there been any progress with this issue? It's been almost 9 months, and makes reviewing rather frustrating. – Greenonline Apr 19 '18 at 13:12
  • Also reported on Physics: physics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/10952/44126 – rob Dec 25 '18 at 19:18
  • Reported about ELU:meta.stackexchange.com/questions/321743/… – Lordology Jan 5 at 16:16

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