I was unable to suggest edits to questions on Stack Overflow. But now I see after a long time I am still unable. I thought it would be fixed after some time.

I don't know why that happened. Almost all of my edits are accepted. And also I have improved them. So, why am I restricted from that.

  • Possible duplicate of Why didn't I receive any reputation from my upvoted comment? – muru Jan 23 '18 at 5:38
  • @muru It's just a part. Not whole. Okay?? – AA Shakil Jan 23 '18 at 5:39
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    And that's why we don't like multiple unrelated questions being asked in a single post. – muru Jan 23 '18 at 5:39
  • Which site? SO? or MSE? – Suraj Rao Jan 23 '18 at 5:52
  • @SurajRao StackOverFliw – AA Shakil Jan 23 '18 at 6:07
  • shouldnt this be asked in MSO then? or did you find anything to make you think the issue is network wide? – Suraj Rao Jan 23 '18 at 6:09
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  • @arulkumar So, can't I suggest anymore? – AA Shakil Jan 23 '18 at 6:25
  • are you getting any message when you suggest? – Suraj Rao Jan 23 '18 at 6:26
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    "Almost all of my edits are accepted" - Not sure that 30 approved to 14 rejected is considered "almost all." – n8te Jan 23 '18 at 6:28
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    can you please provide all relevant info about your issue? are you able to do it in website but not in app? – Suraj Rao Jan 23 '18 at 6:53
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    Closing as unclear what you ask because what you said is totally wrong, and you didn't bother to give any useful details. For example, what message you see when you try to suggest edits. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Jan 23 '18 at 7:24
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    Possible duplicate of Moderators should be able to manually ban users from suggesting edits – gnat Jan 23 '18 at 7:49
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    Many more of them should have been rejected in my view. Your most recent effort almost was, only the inexperienced OP accepted, and it's definitely not an improvement (the formatting is totally unnecessary and you broke the grammar of the title). Given the negative feedback on your own formatting, maybe don't apply it to others' posts? I'd strongly recommend you spend a bit more time lurking on these communities to understand how they operate, as your current headlong approach doesn't seem to be working out. – jonrsharpe Jan 23 '18 at 8:09
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    As S.L. Barth indicates, I personally banned you from suggesting edits for a week (the duration should have been shown to you when you tried to suggest more). We had received complaints about your edits, and in reviewing several of them I found them to introduce superfluous formatting, add unnecessary wording, and in one or two cases even make posts grammatically incorrect. Many of these edits ignored other problems. I manually rejected several of these that had already been approved, to show you ones I thought to be problematic. Please take the time to review what was wrong with them. – Brad Larson Jan 23 '18 at 15:09

Some of your edits on Stack Overflow have been overruled by a diamond moderator. It is very well possible that he gave you an edit ban. The edits added noise and applied markdown where it was not needed. IF the moderator manually banned you from editing, that is probably the reason.

An edit ban is temporary, but the duration varies. You might get a warning when you try to suggest an edit, telling you when you can suggest edits again.

Meanwhile, I suggest you learn more about markdown. You were already explained that block quotes are only for quotes. Yet in this question you used block quotes again for emphasis.

If you do not want to get edit banned again, then learn when to use markdown.

  • Thanks a lot. I didn't think stackoverflow is so disillusioned. I like discipline though it's tough. – AA Shakil Jan 23 '18 at 7:47
  • You're welcome. And yes, Stack Overflow is hard! – S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica Jan 23 '18 at 7:48
  • Hey Barth could you please give me some links from where I can learn full about markdown. – AA Shakil Jan 23 '18 at 7:48
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    I've tried to get all editing information together here on MSO. A few rules of thumb: quote markdown is only for quotes. code markdown is only for code. Personally, I also believe that boldface and italics should be avoided when possible. – S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica Jan 23 '18 at 7:52

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