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I have observed a few times that, when I suggest an edit and that edit is accepted by someone else, but they add a further edit, then they seem to duplicate my edit summary in their own edit. However, this is usually not accurate to their edit.

Example: revision 7 has the same edit summary as (my) revision 6.

Question (which is why I tagged this ): Is this just a default? Can the reviewer actually change the edit summary for their subsequent edit?

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Yes, this is the default and reviewers can change it. Both your actual edit (body/title/tags) and the edit summary are copied into the edit window when the reviewer chooses 'Improve and Edit' from the review queue. They'd have to actively change the edit summary, and since an edit summary is optional when you have full edit privileges, users (like me) often completely forget about it.

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