I've answered this question a few minutes ago, unfortunately I've left a stupid typo. Therefore, I wish to edit my answer; however, this doesn't seem possible?

I've received a review suspension:

You’ve been suspended from reviewing. You will be able to review again on Nov 7 at 1:11.

However, this does not restrict me from editing my other answers, as I can prove by trying to edit an old answer.

The answer in question has an edit that still needs approval.

The edit link indicates that 1 edit is pending.

Pressing the 'edit' button shows a popup without any real actions (due to the suspension).

Why can't I edit my own question? Should I wait until someone else accepts/rejects the suggested edit?

  • 5
    Do you agree with the edit? I can put one approve on it if you like.
    – PeterJ
    Sep 4, 2020 at 13:02
  • 3
    The suggested edit is by the OP, removing the typo, so yea, please approve it ;) However, still quite curious about why I can't edit my own answer!
    – 0stone0
    Sep 4, 2020 at 13:04
  • 2
    Since I'm new to meta, could the silent down-voter please clarify how I should improve my question?
    – 0stone0
    Sep 4, 2020 at 15:14

1 Answer 1


As a workaround, you can manually open the edit page by navigating to

https://stackoverflow.com/posts/[POST ID]/edit

(so in your case, https://stackoverflow.com/posts/63740971/edit) and edit the post yourself from the current revision. This will have the side effect of rejecting the suggested edit.

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    Great workaround! However, the only edit I wish to make, is the suggested edit. Using your link-workaround, and saving the edit shows: Your changes are identical to a pending edit, please review it. which leads to the same edit screen.
    – 0stone0
    Sep 4, 2020 at 13:50
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    This answer no longer works following these changes to the system. Specifically, when loading the /posts/[post ID]/edit page, there's now a server-side check to see if there's a pending suggested edit, and if there is, it will redirect to that review item instead. Nov 10, 2020 at 22:57

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