I made an edit that was submitted for review and quickly noticed I made a mistake. How can I unsubmit it?

  • Mistake meaning you shouldn't have submitted the edit at all or mistake meaning you left something out/needed to redo the edit?
    – Catija StaffMod
    Jun 13 '18 at 21:21
  • The later in this case but I was assuming that I would unsubmit the whole edit and resubmit later rather than redo the edit in place.
    – steinybot
    Jun 13 '18 at 21:25
  • Ah, yeah, you can actually just hit the "edit" button again and re-edit your edit. I've done that a couple of times in the past. Other than that, I don't think there's a way to retract an edit suggestion.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Jun 13 '18 at 21:26

You can edit your suggested edit by clicking "Edit" on the post again. Any changes you make will become part of your original suggested edit. I think this is what you want.

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to completely retract suggested edits, so if you want to do that, you have to contact another user with permissions to edit posts. Usually, they will perform some other concurrent edit, so that your suggestion gets automatically rejected as an edit conflict and doesn't count negatively towards you.

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