I've just found out that you can @comment to the author of a successful edit to your post. That's excellent.

From time to time I will reject an edit and would like to thank the editor, but let them know why their suggestions were rejected.

While @comment for accepted edits doesn't autocomplete and so it looks like it won't reach the editor, but it will. What is the behavior for the authors of the following?

  1. pending edits
  2. rejected edits

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    That's what the rejection reason is for. The last option allows you to enter custom text. Nov 23 '18 at 0:49
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog are you sure the author receives a notification of that? I was under the impression that that feature is a dead-end; the text goes nowhere. Am I wrong?
    – uhoh
    Nov 23 '18 at 0:50
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    According to the FAQ on this topic, How do comment @replies work?, the subset of users you can notify "does not include pending or rejected edit suggestions". Nov 23 '18 at 0:50
  • No; it's shown in the suggested edit review, which the author of the suggested edit sees. Nov 23 '18 at 0:51
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog "Any user who has edited the post (does not include pending or rejected edit suggestions)." So this means that for sure they are not notified?
    – uhoh
    Nov 23 '18 at 0:53
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    Yes, for sure, unless they commented. Nov 23 '18 at 0:54
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog your first comment still confuses me as it would not be available to the editor. That's not what the rejection reason "is for".
    – uhoh
    Nov 23 '18 at 1:03
  • The editor is definitely able to see the review task and the rejection reason. Nov 23 '18 at 1:04
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog okay I was told otherwise, I'll look into that separately. edit: Oh, they wouldn't receive a notification, but they could see it if they went back to the question?
    – uhoh
    Nov 23 '18 at 1:04

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