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One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit".

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Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?

  • This is deliberate: meta.stackexchange.com/a/295028 – user392547 Dec 14 '18 at 15:24
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    This is intentional. I believe OP's decision overrides reviews. – user437317 Dec 14 '18 at 15:24
  • Why in the world are you trying to prohibit people from seeing the actual review. How is that possibly helpful? – Servy Dec 14 '18 at 16:18
  • Yes, OP or moderator can review reviews and change outcome. – rotaredom Dec 14 '18 at 16:18
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    @Servy What do you mean? – user416943 Dec 14 '18 at 16:19
  • @DManokhin Rolling back the edit that links to the actual review, for...apparently no reason. – Servy Dec 14 '18 at 16:20
  • @Servy I added a link. I wanted the image and link to be visible – user416943 Dec 14 '18 at 16:21
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    Most edit suggestions are rejected on Ask Different. It is a feature of that site. – Peter Mortensen Dec 15 '18 at 10:22
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Unlike what was said in the comments, this is not a case where the author overrode the rejection. In that case, the only option presented to the author would have been "approve", and the outcome of the edit would have changed to "approved".

What likely happened here, as evidenced by the fact that the "edit" and the second rejection happened at approximately the same time, was that the author was notified about the suggested edit, and clicked to review it when only one user had rejected it. Then, they opted to click the "Improve Edit" button, but before they could submit their improvement, a second user voted to reject it. (Since the review was already completed, that may be why the Community user also didn't vote to approve it.)

The system allows users to submit reviews to posts if they loaded the task while it was still reviewable, but didn't submit their review until after review had completed.

Ordinarily, this circumstance is prevented by a 3-minute "exclusivity" period on each suggested edit, wherein when someone first loads a suggested edit, no one will be shown the task in the review queue. The author likely took more than three minutes to make their improvement, so the exclusivity period ended and another user was presented the task in the queue.

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    "The author likely took more than three minutes to make their improvement, so the exclusivity period ended and another user was presented the task in the queue." More likely the second reviewer opened the review, then the author went to it and started editing it, then the reviewer rejected it, then the author submitted their edit. Your proposal would work too, but jumping through all of those hoops isn't needed to reproduce this. – Servy Dec 14 '18 at 16:18

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